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Animal Enrichment Day at the Montgomery Zoo Saturday

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Join the excitement at your City of Montgomery Zoo, Saturday, February 16, 2013, between the hours of 10:00am and 2:00pm for Animal Enrichment Day. Tour the Zoo with the zoo staff as they introduce new stimuli to the animals in their various habitats. Animal enrichment takes place every day at your Montgomery Zoo, but twice per year we open the festivities to the public.

What exactly is animal enrichment all about? Animal enrichment is the process of introducing new things to an animal's surroundings and environment. These new stimuli provides mental and physical stimulation to the animals which in turn encourages natural and healthy behavior. It is a positive experience for animals to adapt to change and the introduction of new items in their surroundings. On Saturday, February 16, 2013 14 exhibits; including tigers, lions, bears, elephants, chimpanzees, rhino and more will showcase many different forms of enrichment. From treat-filled boxes in the African Lions exhibit to the Jaguars playing with hanging scented piñatas. As you visit the exhibits take time to visit the Overlook Café for a question and answer time on enrichment of animals.

A schedule of activities will be available upon entering the zoo on Animal Enrichment Day.

Zoo hours and admission: The City of Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum are open daily from 9:00am to 5:30pm, the last admission tickets are sold and major animal exhibits begin closing at 4:30pm. Discount combo admission to both Zoo and Mann Museum are: Adults $16.00, Children 3-12 yrs. old $11.00 and Toddlers 2 yrs. and younger are FREE. Zoo only admission is $12.00 for Adults, Senior Citizens 65+ $10.00 and Children ages 3 to 12 yrs. old is $8.00. Montgomery Zoo Members and Toddlers 2 yrs. and younger are FREE.

The Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum are located off the Northern Blvd., between Coliseum Blvd. and Lower Wetumpka Road. The address for the Montgomery Zoo is 2301 Coliseum Parkway, Montgomery, AL 36110. For more information, please call (334) 240-4900 or visit our web site at www.montgomeryzoo.com.

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