It’s birthday time for our otters!

Photo by Kellee Wolowitz

Photo by Kellee Wolowitz

Come celebrate birthdays for our female North American river otters Heather and Sara from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 2. Be sure to warm up your singing voice and serenade them with “Happy Birthday” at 2 p.m. One of our talented volunteers will be on hand to create unique animal drawings for the little ones, too!

The birthday party will be held in the E.C.O. Center and will feature festive decorations, a docent touch table station and treats for the otters. If you would like to bring a gift to the party, please do! Our zoo keepers appreciate items to keep our animals happy and healthy. Suggested enrichment items for our animal birthday parties are unopened spices or perfumes, unopened low-fat cereal and flat bed sheets. Monetary donations or gift cards from Wegmans or Home Depot are always welcome, since they allow zoo keepers to purchase specialty items.

This birthday party is also an opportunity to give a gift of adoption to someone or to adopt an otter yourself. Our ZooParent Program provides enrichment items to help keep all of our Zoo animals physically and mentally active and in good health. On your next visit, you can pick up a form right at the Front Gate or at several locations throughout the Zoo near the animal exhibits. You can also receive more information about this program by calling (585) 336-7212 or visiting our Web site.

Adoptions start at only $30 each. A $60 Defender of Wildlife level ZooParent adoption of a North American river otter includes a personalized adoption certificate, fun fact sheet, $10 ZooShop gift certificate, two free Zoo admission passes, a 4” x 6” framed photo and your name on the ZooParent Board located in the E.C.O. Center for one year. Plus, you will receive an invitation to the annual ZooParent Party held in September!

Mark your calendar to attend on March 2and bring the whole family for this celebration. It’s sure to be a good time for all!

- LaDonna Court, Membership Coordinator

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