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We would like to thank our many visitors who help us celebrate our animals' birthdays. The keepers love decorating our animals' homes for the occasion, the animals' love their treats and the guests have proven that they love to sing "Happy Birthday." Though we can't celebrate all the animals' birthdays, we do celebrate a whole bunch.
Please note: All parties go from 1 to 3 p.m., with a "Happy Birthday" song and treats for the birthday animal at 2 p.m. There will also be a docent-run touch table station available at each birthday party.
Unopened spices / herbs
Unopened boxes of low-fat cereal
Flavored low-sugar oatmeal
Perfumes / colognes
Flavored treats (peppermint, molasses, butterscotch)
Sandwich-sized paper bags
Ice Cream Cones (all sizes)
While some of the enrichment items we ask for may not be used by the guest of honor of that particular party, the items are used by other animals that don't have a party. For example, the tigers (and cats in general) enjoy the spices and perfumes. Keepers use the spices and perfumes to add new smells to their enclosures. The tigers come out and mark over the smells to cover it up or they roll around in it to get it on them. Cats like scents that are very strong so the smellier the perfume the better!
Have questions? Contact Social Media and Public Relations Coordinator Kelli O'Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org.