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Ribbon cutting held for zoo’s new mountain lion exhibit

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Susan Weston of the Friends of the Spring River Zoo and Roswell Mayor Dennis Kintigh cut the ribbon Friday afternoon in front of the new mountain lion exhibit at the Spring River Zoo. Surrounding them are city officials and staff along with members of the friends organization and Southern New Mexico-Safari Club International, both of which donated funds to the $495,000 building and enclosure. Bret, the zoo's 14-year-old mountain lion, was moved into the enclosure in November. The zoo reopens to the public this month after a 10-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. The city is requiring visitors to make reservations online to regulate the number of visitors in the zoo at one time, in accordance with public health orders. To learn more, go to roswell-nm.gov/1498/Reserve-Your-Ticket. (Juno Ogle Photo)

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