Q: Does Niabi Zoo have peanuts, peanut products, or tree nuts in the zoo that could trigger allergies?
A: Yes, Niabi Zoo has peanuts, peanut products, and tree nuts in the zoo. Some animals receive peanuts or tree nuts as part of their diet, enrichment, or medication plan, and some food items sold in the gift shop and concessions may contain peanuts, peanut products, or tree nuts.
Q: What should guests with severe allergies to certain foods do when visiting Niabi Zoo?
A: Guests and their children who have allergies to certain foods should take responsibility for monitoring themselves and their children when they encounter foods with specific allergens. Guests can ask the staff for information about areas in the zoo where peanuts, peanut products, or tree nuts may be found and avoid those areas if necessary.
Q: Can Niabi Zoo guarantee that their sourced materials have not co-mingled with peanuts or tree nuts?
A: Niabi Zoo cannot guarantee that their sourced materials have not co-mingled with peanuts or tree nuts somewhere in the process. Many food manufacturers cannot make this guarantee either.
Q: What are some areas in Niabi Zoo where peanuts, peanut products, or tree nuts may be found?
A: Peanuts, peanut products, or tree nuts may be found in the Domestic Animal Area (in whole, dried oats that may have come in contact with peanuts), the Koi Pond (in Koi Food that may have come in contact with peanuts), and the concessions area (in a Thai wrap and popcorn popped in peanut oil, and Dippin Dots that has an allergy alert on their packaging). Some of the animals in Biodiversity Hall, Primate Habitats, and some Ungulate and Carnivores may also have peanuts, peanut products, or tree nuts in parts of their diet, enrichment, and used as vehicles for medicine administration.
Q: What other potential allergens should guests know at Niabi Zoo?
A: Guests should be aware of other potential allergens such as celery, cereals containing gluten, crustaceans, eggs, fish, lupin, mollusks, milk, mustard, sesame, soy, and sulfur dioxide/sulfites. Many of these allergens may be found in the foods fed to the animals or sold in the concessions area. Guests are advised to take responsibility for knowing their allergens and taking proper precautions.