Niabi Zoo Announces Elephants’ Birthday Bash PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Marc Heinzman   
Friday, 20 July 2012 13:26
Coal Valley, IL – July 18, 2012 – Niabi Zoo announced today that it will be holding its annual Elephants’ Birthday Bash on Saturday, July 21.

The event, which kicks off at noon at the Zoo, is a joint celebration for the birthdays of Niabi Zoo’s biggest stars, Asian elephants Babe and Sophie. The elephants, who turn 37 and 43 respectively, will have a custom cake presented to them by Niabi Zoo’s zookeepers.

Guests who attend the Birthday Bash will have a chance to enjoy their own slice of birthday cake in order to properly celebrate with Babe and Sophie. The event will also feature several fun inflatable activities, such as a bounce house and obstacle course for children to enjoy. A silent auction will also be held, which will give event guests the chance to buy elephants paintings created that day by Babe herself during a public demonstration.

Additionally, local children’s author Blake Ross will be on-hand from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm to sign copies of his new book “Why Isn’t the Zoo a Pet Store, Too?” for anyone who purchases it that day. The book features a forward written by Niabi Zoo Director Marc Heinzman, and a portion of the proceeds from each book sold benefit Niabi Zoo.

Niabi Zoo will be open from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm.

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