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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Coming up: Red, White & Zoo!

Posted by: Rebecca Whitham, Communications



Even the animals will have a blast over the Fourth of July weekend with our annual Red, White & Zoo enrichment event, presented by Zookeeper and Columbia Pictures.

Before you get your grill going, celebrate with us this Friday and Saturday, July 1 and 2, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and see meerkats, grizzlies, orangutans, hippos and many more animals enjoying a Fourth of July picnic featuring a menu of star-shaped popsicles, watermelons and even corn on the cob!

The Fourth of July-themed treats are part of the excellent animal care program at Woodland Park Zoo and the zookeepers’ ongoing efforts to help enrich the lives of the zoo’s animals, promote natural animal behavior, keep animals mentally stimulated and engage zoo visitors.

Here’s the full schedule of activities for the two days:

Willawong Station - 10am-2:30pm
Sow bugs (Bug World) - morning/afternoon
Anoas - 10am
Hippos - 10:30 a.m.
Tigers - 11 a.m.
Golden lion tamarins - 11 a.m.
Wolves - 11:30 a.m.
Orangutanas - 11:30 a.m.
Elephants - 11:30 a.m.
Ocelots - 11:45 a.m.
Otters - Noon
Sloth bears - Noon
Malayan sun bears - 12:15 p.m.
Gorillas - 1 p.m.
Meerkats - 1:30 p.m.
Grizzlies - 1:30 p.m.
Pigs - 1:30 p.m.
Lemurs - 2:30 p.m.

The event is free with zoo admission or membership, but if you’re looking to save even more, consider riding transit to the zoo—through September 30, you’ll get $2 off your admission when you show your valid Metro bus transfer or ORCA card as proof of ridership at any admissions gate.

See you there!

Photos by Dennis Dow/Woodland Park Zoo.

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