LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The Louisville Zoo family is expanding.
With a new gorilla soon to be on exhibit, volunteers from UAW 862 jumped right in to make it a better experience for all the gorillas at the zoo.
Not a lot of people have permission to get behind the fences and into the gorilla exhibit. However, Nick Reid and his six other team members have a special reason.
"I bring my grandkids here at least once or twice a year and they love the zoo, they love the gorillas," Reid said.
Reid and his team of volunteers all from UAW 862 have done small projects here and there around the zoo, but this time they said they wanted to give back in an even bigger project.
"I think this is probably about as big as we could have gone," Reid said. "From building wheelchair ramps every day to gorilla structure was a pretty good stretch."
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The team of seven put in 48 hours to whip up a gorilla gazebo for the now 11 gorillas. It was perfect timing, since they are waiting for their newest family member to come out of quarantine.