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Niabi Zoo Opens

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Niabi Zoo
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Meerkats at Niabi Zoo in Coal Valley
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Credit Niabi Zoo
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Two months after the new season was supposed to begin, the Niabi Zoo in Coal Valley has opened. Starting Friday members are welcome to visit, and Saturday it'll open to the general public.

Zoo Director Lee Jackson says because of the pandemic some new rules are in effect:

- it will re-open at 25 per cent of its normal capacity,

- visitors to Niabi must sign up for tickets online, and can choose between either morning or afternoon - 9 am until noon, or noon to 3 pm,

- and face coverings are required for guests and staff.

In addition, hand washing and sanitation stations have been installed around the zoo, and visitors are asked to maintain social distancing. 

Jackson says there are are three, new outdoor exhibits, including a Eurasian Eagle Owl and the four fennec fox pups that were born earlier this year.