SUMMER'S NOT OVER YET! BRING YOUR STUFFED FRIENDS TO HOGLE ZOO'S TEDDY BEAR PICNIC!
Posted On Monday, July 27, 2009
(Salt Lake City, UT) - Throughout history, no childrens' toy seems as well loved as the teddy bear. In fact, collectors of these stuffed buddies are known as arctophiles from the Greek words arcto (bear) and philos (lover). The famous nursery school song goes, "Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic." Even Elvis Presley sang, "Oh let me be your teddy bear." So in honor of these fuzzy friends it's time for Hogle Zoo's second annual Teddy Bear Picnic event Saturday August 8 from 10 am to 3 pm.
On this day, watch black bears play with enrichment items, get ideas to scrapbook your family's teddy bear picnic memories at our scrapbooking tables, and enjoy a special kid's meal with a bear cup at the Bear Grotto. In fact, if you bring your own favorite teddy to Hogle Zoo for this fun event, you'll get $2 off a regular child's admission ticket. Give your furry friend a check up with our animal veterinary staff and learn all about how the Hogle Zoo animal care staff keeps not only bears, but also other zoo animals healthy. Community friends from Ski Utah, Stampin' Up and Roberts Arts and Crafts will also be on hand for beary fun activities for families and kids.
So take teddy out for a picnic a Teddy Bear Picnic at Utah's Hogle Zoo. For every bear that ever there was, will gather there for certain because today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic!
Activities are free with regular-priced Hogle Zoo admission; $9 for adults, $7 for kids ages 3 to 12, kids 2 and younger are free. For more information about Hogle Zoo contact Community Relations Coordinator Holly Braithwaite at (801) 584-1729 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Association of Zoos & Aquariums:
Utah's Hogle Zoo is one of only 218 institutions accredited by the Association of Zoos & 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. 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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