Enjoy an Elephant Birthday Extravaganza at Roger Williams Park Zoo, June 22

Enjoy an Elephant Birthday Extravaganza at Roger Williams Park Zoo, June 22

Second in series of Summer-Long “Animal Birthday Club”, the Zoo Celebrates the Birthdays of Alice, Kate, and Ginny, the African Elephants

Providence, RI – Roger Williams Park Zoo is hosting birthday celebrations in honor of some of its most popular animals this summer. In addition, kids who join in the celebrations at the Zoo will have a chance at a “Zoofari Birthday Party” of their own, or even an up-close elephant encounter, through the Zoo’s Animal Birthday Party Club. The second birthday celebration of the season will be held Saturday, June 22 in honor of the Zoo’s three African elephants, Alice, Kate and Ginny.

Visitors to the elephants’ birthday celebration can pick up an Animal Birthday Club card at the elephant exhibit. They will then receive a stamp on their Club card, which they can bring to the other Birthday Parties to get stamped. Those who collect three stamps will be entered to win a Zoofari birthday party of their own at the Zoo during the 2014 season. Those who collect stamps at all five of the animal birthday parties will also be entered to win a behind the scenes elephant encounter. (The first Animal Birthday Party was in May, so those who did not attend will not be eligible for this opportunity).

Animal birthday celebrations will be held on:
Saturday, June 22 for Alice, Kate, and Ginny, the elephants
Tuesday, July 09 for Gina, the camel
Thursday, July 25 for Persephone, the red river hog, and
Wednesday, August 8 for Jaffa and Amber, the Masai giraffes

Activities at all the celebrations will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  In addition to having their Animal Birthday Party Club card stamped, families can enjoy watching each birthday animal receive a special birthday enrichment treat.  Kids can also take part in some fun party games, get creative with a party craft, and enjoy music and other entertainment.

For more information about the Animal Birthday Party Club and animal birthday celebrations, visit www.rwpzoo.org.  Roger Williams Park Zoo is open year ‘round, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.  Admission is $14.95 for adults and $9.95 for children (ages 3 – 12) and $12.95 for seniors (ages 62+); children under 3 and Zoo members get in free.



Roger Williams Park Zoo, one of the oldest in the nation, is Rhode Island’s number one outdoor family and tourist attraction, and is also a
leader in conservation efforts undertaken by a zoo of its size.  The Zoo has received numerous awards for environmental education, and
conservation work done locally and around the world, caring for species that without human intervention would face certain extinction. 
Roger Williams Park Zoo is supported and managed by the Rhode Island Zoological Society and is owned by the City of Providence.