Minnesota Zoo Animals to Meet State Legislators During "Zoo Day at the Capitol"
Apple Valley, MINN – March 20, 2011 – Join Minnesota Zoo Director/CEO Lee Ehmke, staff, volunteers, and many unique animals as they thank legislators for their support during “Zoo Day at the State Capitol” on Thursday, March 21 from 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. The Rotunda will be “crawling” … with hissing cockroaches, giant millipedes, chinchillas, hedgehogs, bearded dragons, tarantulas and more. A blue-tongued skink, slow loris red-tailed hawk and armadillo will also make an appearance!
The Minnesota Zoo visits the State Capitol annually to thank legislators for their support, introduce them to animals that educate guests about the environment, and talk to them about its Master Plan. Award winning conservation, education, and recreation activities have earned local, national, and international recognition for the Minnesota Zoo. Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the Minnesota Zoo welcomes more than 1.3 million guests from around the world each year.
The Minnesota Zoo is located in Apple Valley, just minutes south of Mall of America. For more information, call 952.431.9500 or visit mnzoo.org. The Minnesota Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and an institutional member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA).