Enjoy an Elephant Birthday Extravaganza at Roger Williams Park Zoo, June 21

Enjoy an Elephant Birthday Extravaganza at Roger Williams Park Zoo, June 21

First in series of summer-long “Animal Birthday Party Club” events, the Zoo Celebrates the Birthdays of African elephants Alice, Kate, and Ginny

Providence, R.I. – 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, through the Zoo’s Animal Birthday Party Club. The first birthday celebration of the season will be held Saturday, June 21 from 11am to 3pm 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 Party Club card at the elephant exhibit. They will then receive a stamp on their card, which they can bring to the three 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 2015 season.

Animal birthday celebrations will be held on:  Saturday, June 21 for Alice, Kate, and Ginny, the elephants; Wednesday, July 9 for Gina, the camel; Thursday, July 24 for Persephone, the red river hog; and Thursday, August 7 for Jaffa Prince and Amber, the Masai giraffes.

Activities at all the celebrations will run from 11am to 3 pm. 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 other entertainment.

For more information about the Animal Birthday Party Club and animal birthday celebrations, visit http://rwpzoo.org/443/animal-birthday-party-club. Roger Williams Park Zoo is open daily from 10am to 5pm, April – September, and until 4pm in the winter; last admission is 30 minutes before closing. Admission is $14.95 for adults, $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 owned by the City of Providence.