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Reston Zoo to Reopen With New Name, New Owners

Operator promise to focus on health of the animals

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    The former Reston Zoo reopens Saturday as Roer's Zoofari. (Published Friday, March 18, 2016)

    A local zoo once noted for the poor health of its animals reopens Saturday with a new name and new owners.

    The former Reston zoo is now called Roer's Zoofari Park.

    Reston Zoo to Reopen With New Name, New Owners

    [DC] Reston Zoo to Reopen With New Name, New Owners
    Vanessa Stoffel, one of the new owners of the former Reston Zoo, talks about her plans for the future of the facility. (Published Friday, March 18, 2016)

    In the past, the facility has been written up for animal care violations and a former director convicted of animal cruelty.

    But new owners Vanessa Stoffel and Jacob Roer say the health of the animals is a priority and the focus of the zoo will change.