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Contact(s):Susan Altrui
501-661-7208
501-351-0273
saltrui@littlerock.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :
Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Zoo Announces Upcoming August Events

The Little Rock Zoo is proud to announce our upcoming August events: breakfast with the spider monkeys, story time Fridays and Saturday alligator feedings.

Our big event for August is breakfast with the spider monkeys August 12 at 8 a.m. Guests will have breakfast while learning about spider monkeys through a special keeper chat presentation given by zookeepers and docents. The event is from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Admission is $9 adult/$6 children for members and $12 adults/$9 children for non-members. Price includes breakfast buffet, Zoo admission, and keeper’s chat. To make reservations or for more information call 661-7222.

Every Friday in August (4, 11, 18, & 25) at 10 a.m. in the Zoo’s Civitan Amphitheatre, kids and adults can enjoy story time. Story time is free with general Zoo admission and you never know who might show up. Our education animals have been known to make regular appearances!

Alligators are only fed once a week in the summer because of their slow metabolism. Every Saturday in August (5, 12, 19 & 26) at 2 p.m. our alligators are fed several tasty dead rodents and guests are welcome to watch this exciting and interesting feeding process. Alligator feedings take place in front of the Alligator exhibit located on the north side of the primate and reptile building.

The Little Rock Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you and a better future for all living things. With its more than 200 accredited members, AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation and your link to helping animals in their native habitats. For more information, visit www.aza.org.

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