Raging Mesquite Heat Wildfire Delays Abilene Zoo's 'Zoolute'


ABILENE Abilene Zoo officials Thursday announced that the Abilene Zoo would postpone its 'Zoolute' event due to the wildfire currently raging through the Big Country.

Yesterday, it was reported that the Abilene Zoo would host the "Zoolute" event to honor fallen military and first responders. Today, that event will be postponed due to the Mesquite Heat wildfire.

In a statement, the Abilene Zoo said:

“We will be rescheduling the Zooloute event, scheduled for May 21st, for a later date. This will allow our first responders and  members of our military community to focus on Mesquite Heat wildfire. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the Big Country families that have been affected by this wildfire. Although we are cancelling our Zoolute, we will still honor anyone with an active, retired, or dependent ID to be allowed free admission to the Abilene Zoo on May 21st. Once rescheduled, we will once again honor this admission offer along with free food sponsored by H-E-B and a ceremony featuring leadership from Dyess Airforce Base.“

A future date has not been set as of now.

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