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Pints for Preservation raises money for new African dog exhibit

The return of Pints for Preservation at Niabi Zoo helped raise money for their new painted dog exhibit.

COAL VALLEY, Ill. — After a year of absence, Pints for Preservation returned to Niabi Zoo on Friday and raised money for a new exhibit.

The annual fundraiser was cancelled last year due to COVID-19.

The event featured 19 local breweries and 3 food trucks which are spread out across the zoo's exhibit and animals inhabitants.

Around 700 people pre-registered for the event which organizer's say helped raise money for the zoo's new African painted dog exhibit.

The painted dogs will replace the lion exhibit next summer.