Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Admission: $12 Adults, $7 Child. The Zoo will be closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. The Zoo will close at 1:30 pm on December 18
For Valentine's Day, Blank Park Zoo is offering an adopt-an-animal for 'lovebirds.' For $25, a person can 'adopt' one of four species of Blank Park Zoo's birds. The recipient will receive a personalized Valentine's Day Card with information about the adopted bird.
DES MOINES, Iowa (January 30, 2013) – Have you and your sweetheart ever been described as ‘lovebirds?’ If yes, then Iowa’s Blank Park Zoo may have the perfect Valentine’s Day present for you. For $25, you can ‘adopt’ one of four species of Blank Park Zoo’s unique birds. The recipient will receive a personalized Valentine's Day Card with information about the adopted bird.
“If you describe your love as a classic beauty, you should pick the Trumpeter Swans,” said Audrey Daniels, who is leading this program at Blank Park Zoo. “If you like to dance, pick the Grey Crowned Cranes. They have an elaborate dance involved with their mating ritual.”
Daniels says that the Pink Pigeon is a good choice for those that are ‘a little out of the box,’ and the Scarlet Macaws are a good choice for those that have long-lasting relationships as they ‘mate for life.’
About Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo, Iowa’s WILDEST Adventure, is open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. seven days a week this winter. Winter Admission rates are $7 for adults, $3 for children under 12, and $6 for seniors and active military. Children two years and under and Blank Park Zoo members are free. The Zoo is located at 7401 SW 9th St., Des Moines, IA 50315. Visit the Zoo online at . The Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) The AZA is America’s leading accrediting organization that sets rigorous, professional standards for zoos and aquariums. The AZA is building North America's largest wildlife conservation movement by engaging and inspiring the 143 million annual visitors to its member institutions and their communities to care about and take action to help protect wildlife.