You may have heard about how saddened and frustrated some QC families were when they found their loved one's memorials disappeared when they made a trip to the zoo.

Zoo leaders say it was a mistake to remove the memorials without contacting families, so they're righting their wrong.

Niabi Zoo spokespeople say they'll restore all memorial plaques, stones and benches to their original locations within the zoological park.

According to our partners at Local 4 News, over the weekend, the zoo started reaching out to families to make a plan to restore memorials.

Despite efforts made to reach organizations and businesses involved with the original creation of memorials, Niabi does not have accurate contact information for all memorial holders, according to a zoo news release.

Those who have a memorial and have not been contacted by Niabi are asked to email with the memorialized family member’s full name, the location of their memorial in the zoo, and their family’s contact information – including name, email, phone and address – for ongoing communication.

Those who have already picked up their plaque, stone or bench will receive a new memorial at no cost.

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