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Triangle Metro Zoo To Close Immediately

Posted February 14, 2006 1:36 a.m. EST

— Residents of a Wake Forest zoo will move to new homes after the zoo's owner has decided to permanently close the facility.

Larry Seibel, owner of the Triangle Metro Zoo, announced Monday that increasing overhead and personal reasons were factors in his decision to immediately close the animal park.

Over the past seven years, Triangle Metro Zoo has housed more than 500 animals of 83 varieties, including antelopes, lemurs, tigers, lions, bears, kangaroos and a giraffe.

In a news release, Seibel said the animals will be placed in other facilities that he will personally approve to ensure "proper continuity of care."