Lufkin's 'Ellen Trout Zoo' celebrated its 50th birthday today, and zoo officials say that they have no plans of slowing down. A master plan to expand the zoo. across the river and with new exhibits is still being put together.
"It's just a wonderful place to be and a great addition to Lufkin," said Corbett. "And, I think our next fifty years will be even better."
The zoo opened its doors to visitors from 49 different states and 8 different countries last year. Some, however, have lived here for since the the zoo's founding.