New, Exciting Things to Check Out at the Lincoln Children's Zoo

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LINCOLN, Neb. -- The Lincoln Children's Zoo is opening earlier than it ever has before. The zoo opens April 9 at 10 a.m.

President and CEO John Chapo says they decided to open because of the nice weather and knowing the kids were anxious to come to the zoo.

A bobcat, the Fennic Fox, Kenyan Sand Boa, a baby alligator, and a mossy frog are some of the new animals visitors can look forward to checking out.

Chapo says animals are not the only new things at the zoo. The Animal Encounter Stage is a new venue where kids and adults can enjoy shows and featured animals. The bobcat is one of those animals that will be making an appearance.

Chapo adds that the zoo has also made changes to the Safari Cafe.

"We've been working on the Safari Cafe with good, new, fresh food. Better way to serve you and help raise more money for the zoo," Chapo said.

The zoo is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. now through October 19.