Coal Valley, Ill. (KWQC) - The Niabi Zoo is opening their doors for the season Saturday, April 13th. They have a few new members of the family and they're ready to say hello.
Azizi and Azul, more affectionately known as the “A-team,” are two of the newest members here at the Niabi Zoo. Hailing from the Democratic Republic of Congo, these two thrive together in their natural habitat even though they are different species.
A few other members of the Niabi family worth knowing include Cleo, an African Crested Porcupine. While her quills are her defense, it's a myth that she can shoot them out. She would simply back up into someone, or something, if she felt threatened.
Lucy and Hugo, mother & son pair, are also new to the zoo and they are called singing dogs because they have some special vocalizations.
Also, Pica, the Fenex Fox is a small fox native to Africa. While those big huge ears of hers are adorable, they serve a much greater purpose.
Doors open for the season tomorrow at 10:00 A.M. and for those of you that are members, you'll have the opportunity to participate in an Easter Egg Hunt at 8:00 A.M.
The zoo has a host of events planned for their upcoming season.
They're open daily from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
For more information head here.