Our congratulations to the Great Plains Zoo, who received the Association of Zoos and Aquarium’s (AZA) Top Honors Award for Exhibit Design (for the annual operating budgets under $5 million category) for its Snow Monkey (Japanese Macaque) exhibit. Completed in 2013, the CLR-designed “Monkeys, Magic and More” project added eye-catching appeal to the entrance of the Zoo and included 180-degree views from covered shelters in the Snow Monkey exhibit, including one building that is heated for year-round use. Currently, the Great Plains Zoo is one of only 13 U.S. zoos to care for Japanese Macaques. South Dakota’s cold winter climate is well-suited for a Macaque exhibit as Snow Monkeys are native to the snowy mountains of Japan.