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News release from Chehaw Wild Animal Park

(Albany, Ga.)- Chehaw Wild Animal Park is proud to announce the opening of an interactive play area that provides a fun learning experience for children as an addition to the popular meerkat exhibit.

The Meerkat Maze will open to the public this Saturday, June 26, when the Wild Animal Park opens at 9:30 a.m. This interactive maze allows kids to learn about the behaviors and lifestyles of meerkats by providing play features that encourage them to pretend they are meerkats themselves.

They can climb to the top of an oversized termite mound to look for danger, and then slide down a spiral slide to safety. They can also find their way through the pretend burrow system and encounter what a meerkat may encounter.

Also a digging area is available for guests to practice their digging skills to see if they are up to par.

This addition to the Animal Park was the brainchild of the Park's zoological and education department's staff and was made a reality through the work of artist and sculptor Chris Moore and concrete carver Johan Marais.

ABOUT THE PARKS AT CHEHAW

Featuring one of only two zoos in Georgia accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Chehaw also includes a BMX bicycle race track, 18-hole disc golf course, Wild Trail for walkers and runners and one of the largest playgrounds in the state.

Chehaw hosts special events throughout the year, like the Native American Cultural Festival in the spring, Swamp Stomp Summer Camps in the summer and Festival of Lights during the holidays.

Chehaw offers one of the area's finest facilities for events such as weddings, family reunions and birthday parties. Come visit Nature's Playground today and make it home to your next special occasion. For more information, visit www.chehaw.org or become a Facebook fan at www.facebook.com/chehaw.