Bon Voyage Allie and Semo!
Minnesota Zoo Announces Dolphin Farewell
Apple Valley, MN – August 16, 2012 – The Minnesota Zoo is inviting the public to come and wish happy travels to Atlantic bottlenose dolphins “Allie” and “Semo.” The dolphins will be on exhibit to the public through September 9.
The dolphins are moving to other accredited facilities this fall to allow for major, necessary repairs to the Zoo’s 15-year-old Discovery Bay building after years of salt water damage.
September 1 – 9: The Zoo will host a “Dolphin Open House” where guests will be able to enjoy viewing Allie and Semo in an informal setting while the Dolphin Stadium is open (check mnzoo.org for times). During the open house, guests can get their picture taken with a picture of Allie or Semo superimposed on a green screen (separate fee), sign a giant card to wish the dolphins safe travels, submit pictures of the dolphins online at our virtual bulletin board, and bring in their plastic bags for recycling. Visit mnzoo.org for more details.
Q: Why are the dolphins leaving?
Q: Why can’t Semo and Allie come back when the repairs are finished?
Q: Why can’t you borrow dolphins from other zoos or aquariums?
Q: Why has the Minnesota Zoo not revealed where the dolphins are going?
Q. What is going to be in the exhibit instead of the dolphins?
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).