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Happy 44th: BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo Hosts Annual Zippity Zoo Fest 2014 All Invited to Come Celebrate being 44 Years Wild!

March 06, 2014

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo will host its annual Zippity Zoo Fest on Saturday, April 5 and Sunday, April 6. Marking the anniversary of the Zoo's Easter Sunday opening in 1970, Zippity Zoo Fest also kicks off the beginning of spring at the Zoo.

"Zippity Zoo Fest is one that's particularly near and dear to the Zoo" said Phil Frost, Zoo Director. "Not only does it provide the perfect atmosphere for children and their parents to shake off their cabin fever, but it allows all of us to look back on how far we've come since the Zoo first opened. And as BREC begins wrapping up town hall meetings and online input for Imagine Your Parks 2, we're especially excited this year to hear what vision the community has for the Zoo in the future."

Activities at Zippity Zoo Fest will include the Children's Village, face painting, feature keeper and horticulture chats, the Safari Snapshot photo booth, Ed-Zoo-Cation station, live entertainment stage and special guests from across the region.

Admission gates will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Zoo grounds close at 6 p.m. Regular Zoo admission applies. For more information on Zippity Zoo Fest 2014, please visit www.brzoo.org/zippityzoofest or call (225) 775-3877.

About BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo
BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo is a place where people connect with animals, including tigers, giraffes, rhinos and alligators. The world-class Realm of the Tiger, Flamingo Cove, Giants of the Islands, Safari Playground, L'aquarium de Louisiane, Parrot Paradise and KidsZoo exhibits offer fun and education for all ages. The Baton Rouge Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), a distinction reserved for only the top 10% of zoos in the nation. For more information, please visit www.brzoo.org.



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