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Veldt safari exhibit becomes popular at the zoo

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Visitors on the Veldt safari exhibit at the Parks at Chehaw zoo on Sunday Visitors on the Veldt safari exhibit at the Parks at Chehaw zoo on Sunday
Emily Hosterman, Relief Keeper One Emily Hosterman, Relief Keeper One
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Some visitors at the Parks at Chehaw zoo got an up close and personal look at a few animals in one the newest exhibits.

The African Veldt safari adventure opened in the park last September and takes visitors inside some of the exhibits for a better look at North African animals.

Zoo keepers said the attraction has become more popular over the last few weeks.

"You can go ahead and ride out and get up close and personal with the animals without having a fence in between you. It's a lot more interactive, a lot more personal," said Emily Hosterman, Relief Keeper One. "You kind of feel like you're out there in Africa."

Hosterman said the zoo added some extra rides for the exhibit Saturday because of high demand.

The exhibit runs multiple times on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are just $3, and kids three and under ride for free.

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