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Changes to be made at Chehaw Zoo

Only zoo fees will change Only zoo fees will change
Director Doug Porter says membership users will gain a better value Director Doug Porter says membership users will gain a better value
LEE CO., GA (WALB) -

Chehaw is going through some new adjustments, including a price change for visitors. Zoo ticket fees will go up but it's all part of adjusting the park so visitors get more out of the Chehaw experience.


Currently, Chehaw passes to the zoo is $6.75 for adults and $4.75 for kids but starting on April 18th, those will increase to $7.85 and $5.15 which is about a $1.50 more. Another change the park will undergo is to allow zoo visitors to have free, unlimited veldt rides (a tractor-pulled trailer that gives you close-up views of the animals) Director, Doug Porter says its all part of evaluating their needs.

"The park operates like a business so we have income and we have . with expenses going up as much as they have been in recent years we have to recoup that cost somehow," Porter said. "We haven't raised prices since 2011 ,so we thought it was time to do an adjustments."

Chehaw they will be giving back to their zoo visitors by adding new animal exhibits and attractions. Zoo changes won't go into effect until April 18th 2014. Entrance fees to park remain the same at $3.

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