It looks like Ellen Trout Zoo will be an even better place to visit soon. Tonight the city council approved the funds for the zoo's multi-educational building. The TLL Foundation donated $500,000, the zoo family and friends raised more than $600,000, and the city will provide about $510,000. That bit went to Timberline Construction. The city also entered into an agreement with the City of Zavalla to help provide animal control services. Zavalla would have to compensate the City of Lufkin. Lufkin has similar agreements with Hudson, Huntington, and Diboll.