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Subject :Come celebrate the Wizzer's birthday
Contact :Mike Conway    209-385-6232

Come celebrate Wizzer’s birthday bash at Applegate Zoo


The Applegate Park Zoo will celebrate the birthday of Wizzer the Gray Fox on Saturday, April 26, from noon to 2 p.m.


Wizzer is celebrating his first birthday and the zoo staff has planned a series of educational events around the big day, along with having some birthday fun, and it’s all included in the price of admission.


Party-goers are invited to bring Wizzer a present, too! He likes all pet toys, and any kind of baby toy designed for ages 0-3 years-old.


Schedule of Events:

Noon:              Birthday bash begins

12:30 p.m.       Wizzer’s training -- Watch how zoo animals are trained

1 p.m.              Fox Talks -- Learn about gray foxes and how the Applegate Park Zoo was fortunate in providing Wizzer his home

1:20 p.m.         Wizzer Watch – The Birthday Boy gets to eat his fox-friendly cake and open his gift from the Zoo Crew

1:45 p.m.         Raffle winners will be announced (tickets available during the party)


The Applegate Park Zoo, 1045 W. 25th, (R and 25th) is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Monday through Sunday.


Under 5            Free
Ages 5-15         $2.00
Ages 16-61       $3.00
Ages 62+         $1.50

The Zoological Society members get in free.