Niabi Zoo to Open for the Season on March 5th Print
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Written by Marc Heinzman   
Tuesday, 06 March 2012 07:52
Coal Valley, IL – February 28, 2012 - Niabi Zoo has announced that it will open its gates for the 2012 season on Monday, March 5th.

The zoo, which has been closed for the winter since mid-December of 2011, will be open from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm each day. As a way to welcome the community back out to the zoo, admission will be free until March 11th.

Niabi Zoo Interim Zoo Director Marc Heinzman says zoo visitors have much to look forward to this year. “The great thing about visiting Niabi Zoo,” said Heinzman, “is that it’s always an adventure for our guests. Our baby giraffe born last September has really grown up in just a few months, and we’ve got a new baby colobus monkey that was just born a couple months ago. Both of them are doing great!”

In addition to the new zoo babies, Niabi Zoo has added new programs to enhance the experiences of zoo guests. “We have added Keeper Chats this year,” said Heinzman. “Every day at 11:00 am and 3:00 pm at different animal exhibits Niabi Zoo zookeepers will be available to speak with zoo guests about the animals and answer questions. This will be a great addition to the visit of anyone spending the day at the zoo.”

Starting March 5th, Niabi Zoo will be open seven days a week.

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