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Columbian Park Zoo hosts first ever Zoo Year's Eve Party

Columbian Park Zoo rang in the new year early Saturday, families were invited to make "Zoo Year" resolutions.

Posted: Dec. 31, 2017 5:24 PM
Updated: Dec. 31, 2017 11:25 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Columbian Park Zoo rang in the new year early Saturday, families were invited to make "Zoo Year" resolutions.

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They were encouraged to set goals to help animals and the enviornment. Kids got to visit with a few party animals, like Milo the Parakeet.

There were also snacks and arts and crafts. The day ended with a balloon drop at noon.

Director of Education, Amber Fredrick said this was the perfect way for families to spend the last day of 2017 together.

"Midnight is a little late for honestly myself as well as a lot of the animals and so we thought it would be a great opportunity for kids to come celebrate at an earlier time of day, so since the clock strikes 12 twice a day, it worked out just perfectly," said Fredrick. 

This was the first year Columbian Park had a Zoo Year's Eve Party. Organizers said they hope to make it a yearly event.

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