LA Purchase Gardens and Zoo hosts annual Zoobilation event

Saturday, the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo held their annual Zoobilation celebration. (source: KNOE)
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MONROE, La. (KNOE) On Saturday, the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo held their annual Zoobilation celebration.

Families enjoyed shopping with local vendors and seeing some of their favorite animals.

This year, zoo officials highlighted animals form Africa. They say they hope people use this as a chance to learn and come together.

"This is basically a celebration of the zoo we want people to come out and have a good time. Every year we have a theme and this year our theme is strut like tut and we have a white camel and we are honoring our camel today," said zoo manager Heather Moore.

The highlights of the day were the zoo's African monkeys.

Tut the camel will be out again Sunday for those who want to visit.