The Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission is taking a second look at options for the Niabi Zoo. Last month, the Zoological Society released a feasibility study, reporting potential donors will support the zoo if its management changes. Now, the Forest Preserve is double checking those findings.
The Niabi Zoological Society is a private organization that raises money for the zoo in Coal Valley. It hired a consultant to study the feasibility of raising up to 8-million-dollars to expand and improve the zoo.