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      Cold temperatures cause Chehaw to close

      Chehaw Park released a statement Monday morning regarding the colder temperatures hitting Albany this week.

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      Chehaw Park released a statement Monday morning regarding the colder temperatures hitting Albany this week:

      "Due to the current extreme cold weather, the zoo at Chehaw Park will be closed today and Tuesday. Most of the animals in the zoo have heated buildings, boxes, and shelters that they are kept in during our cold winter nights. In weather this severe, when it remains near freezing even during the daytime, we need to leave animals inside with access to their heated shelters. As a result, most of the animal exhibits will be empty as the animals, like many of us humans, ride-out this extreme weather event. We apologize for any inconvenience, and look forward to seeing you in warmer weather.

      For more information call 229.430.5275."

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