OKC ZOO HOSTS “L IS FOR LEOM” BIRTHDAY PARTY: THE ZOO’S YOUNGEST GORILLA IS TURNING ONE! - 02 14
MEDIA ADVISORY February 10, 2014
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OKC ZOO HOSTS “L IS FOR LEOM” BIRTHDAY PARTY: THE ZOO’S YOUNGEST GORILLA IS TURNING ONE!
L is for Leom! The Oklahoma City Zoo’s youngest gorilla, Leom is turning one and, to celebrate, the Zoo is hosting a birthday celebration on Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2014, from 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
The Zoo’s Great EscApe (inside the Interpretative Center)
Cupid delivered a heartfelt gift when Leom was born on February 14, 2013. Now, he’s turning one! Join the Zoo as we shower little Leom with love and affection during a special first birthday celebration at Great EscApe. The fun will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Festivities include birthday presents and treats for Leom and his gorilla family, and craft activities for children. Plus, guests will enjoy mini cupcakes courtesy of Cuppies and Joe while they last. Leom’s party is FREE with Zoo admission.
Party goers will also have an opportunity to purchase a special gorilla adoption package from ZooFriends during the event. Honor Leom on his big day and donate $45 to become a gorilla guardian. Your generous donation helps supply the Zoo with important funding for health, enrichment and the nutritional needs of all our animals, including Leom and his gorilla family. Adoption packages include a plush gorilla, an adoption certificate and an animal fact sheet. Animal adoptions do not include personal possession of any Zoo animals. Packages will be available for purchase from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Great EscApe or in the ZooFriends membership office while supplies last. For more information about this adoption special, call ZooFriends at (405) 427-2461, ext. 618.
Come by and wish Leom a happy birthday! Located in the heart of Oklahoma City’s Adventure District, the Zoo is open daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. with exhibit buildings closing at 4:45 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, and $5 for children ages three to 11 and seniors age 65 and over. Children two and under are admitted free. Are you a Zoo fan? Find us at www.facebook.com/okczoobg and @okczoo. To learn more about these and other happenings, call (405) 424-3344 or visit okczoo.com.
Editor’s note: Attached are photos of the birthday boy, Leom and his mom, Kelele. Photo credits: Andrea Wright. Media should check in at the Guest Relations office by 1:15 p.m.