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Annual Zoobilee Draws Big Crowds

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Animal lovers flocked to zoo world, over the weekend, for the annual event, Zoobilee.

More than 8,000 people took advantage of the zoo's once a year, discounted rates.

Park guests got to see the giraffes, monkeys, birds and much more for only $1 per person.

Many community partners teamed up with Zoo World to offer guests the chance to meet animals up close, get their picture taken with them and even test their knowledge with animal trivia.

As the people enjoyed their time in the park with family, the animals enjoyed a few extra head scratches and tummy rubs.

A free bus shuttled customers back and forth every 15 minutes from parking spaces at Walmart and the Sleep-In.

Education Director Stephanie Sinnett says the event is a huge success for the non-profit zoo every year, but it isn't only about the money.

"Zoobilee is a great way for us to get some extra money in to help feed the babies through the winter," said Sinnett. "But, also it allows us to get folks in the community who might not be able to afford to come out to see these animals at least once a year to come out and see them."

Zoo employees and volunteers were very happy with the event turnout and are already looking forward to next year.