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Zoo News: Cell phone tours coming to Brit Spaugh Zoo

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Members of the Barton Community College band club, the National Association for Musical Education, present a check to Brit Spaugh Zoo Director Scott Gregory, Nov. 21 at the zoo. A portion of proceeds from the club’s haunted house was designated for the zoo. Pictured, from left: Megan Schlochter...

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Thanks to three recent gifts, Great Bend’s Brit Spaugh Zoo will soon be able to offer guided tours – over a cell phone.

Zoo Director Scott Gregory said a one-year contract has been signed with OnCell, a New York-based company that can provide interactive audio cells phone tours.

"With this tour, guests will be able to dial a toll-free number and receive information about the animals at each exhibit," Gregory said. It will work over any cell phone, but people with smartphones will also be able to scan bar codes for additional material, such as videos and animal sounds. The ...

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