Second bottle cap mural now in place at David Traylor Zoo Featured

A lemur gazes at onlookers as part of a bottle cap mural at the David Traylor Zoo. The mural, created by Emporia Middle School art teacher Kristin Oberle, was unveiled Wednesday. A lemur gazes at onlookers as part of a bottle cap mural at the David Traylor Zoo. The mural, created by Emporia Middle School art teacher Kristin Oberle, was unveiled Wednesday. Chuck Samples/KVOE News

A new mural is now up at the David Traylor Zoo.


This is not your ordinary mural. Instead, it uses hundreds -- if not thousands -- of bottle caps and other recycled material to create a picture, in this case of a jungle. The artwork was unveiled Wednesday, and artist Kristin Oberle says she had fun creating the artwork.

Zoo Education Coordinator Michelle Sagers says this mural and an ocean-themed work of art created in 2016 by Oberle help to highlight local conservation efforts that can have a worldwide impact.

Zoo Director Lisa Keith agreed.

Former outreach coordinator Colleen Mitchell approached Oberle with the 2016 mural as a way to highlight conservation efforts around the world.

Both pieces of art have been mounted near the roof of the zoo's concession stand. Oberle says she didn't track the number of bottle caps or other recyclable items involved with either mural.

Photos by Chuck Samples/KVOE News

 

Photos courtesy David Traylor Zoo

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