Daizy the Elephant Birthday Party

August 22, 2012 by  
Filed under Attractions, Kids

ABQ BioPark Zoo celebrates Daizy the elephant’s birthday, and I can’t quite believe it’s her third birthday already. She’s growing up so fast she’ll be off to college soon. But indeed it is her birthday, so here’s how to celebrate with her…

ABQ BioPark Zoo holds the Daizy the Elephant birthday party on Saturday August 25, 2012, and you can find out all about these rare Asian elephants too, and how they are being protected.  The event runs from 10 am to 2 pm, and activities are included with zoo admission.

There seems to be a lot of singing and dancing going on, by the elephants as well as by the humans. I’m tempted to go to the zoo just to witness that spectacle.  They’re also holding a Public Art Scavenger Hunt in the zoo on Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.

The day’s events include:

  • 10 am: Kick off with storytime, discovery stations and Girl Scout Daizy patch challenges.
  • 10:30 am: Questions and answers with the zookeeper.
  • 11 am:  Dancing by the elephants Albert and Samson (I’m guessing it’s not tap dancing. Could be ballet…)
  • 11:30 am: Yoga demonstration. By elephants? By humans? Who knows? Should be fun.  I guess it’s the Asian theme.
  • 12:30 pm:  Questions and answers with the zookeeper.
  • 1 pm: Now this is sweet! Daizy’s mother and grandma, Rozie and Alice, will sing a duet.
  • 1:30 pm:  Everyone sings happy birthay to Daizy when she’s given her cake.

The Daizy birthday event and elephant conservation day  activities on August 25 are included with ABQ BioPark Zoo regular admission: $7 for adults, $3 for seniors 65+, $3 for kids aged 3-12, ages 2 and under go free. Military (active and non-active) get $2 off adult admission and $1 off children’s admission, with your military ID.

ABQ BioPark Zoo (formerly the Rio Grande Zoo) is located at 903 10th Street SW.

–Tania


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