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Abilene Zoo celebrates its 57th birthday

TheAbilene Zoo celebrated its 57th birthday this weekend with its Zippity Zoo Day.

The day included special events every half hour, including animal encounters, birthday cake enrichments, and character appearances.

Catherine Brown, the zoo’s marketing director, cites the animal encounters as her favorite Zippity Zoo Day event."The animal appearances are probably my favorite because the kids get to get up close and the whole point is to inspire that generation to want to conserve, to be able to be a zookeeper one day, to be able to take better care of animals all over the planet.”

The all-day activities had a large turnout of family and friends, with fun for all.