The Zoo in Forest Park Letting Guests Name Baby Animal Additions
SPRINGFIELD — The animals and staff at the Zoo in Forest Park are welcoming the community to be a part of Baby Days Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, May 7 and 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
More than 200 exotic and domestic animals make up this zoo community, and guests will get the chance to name the newest animal baby additions this weekend. The event is free with paid admission to the zoo, and free for members.
State Sen. Eric Lesser and Springfield City Councilor Kateri Walsh will join the Kiwanis Club of Springfield at the event, helping to welcome the newest animal baby additions to this growing zoo community.
The Kiwanis Club will promote pre-K and kindergarten literacy, while celebrating 100 years of service to the youth of the Lower Pioneer Valley. Those pre-K and kindergarten students who prevent a voucher given to them by their school will be given backpacks and books as well. With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, members of local key clubs will be on hand, teaching youth about how animal parents care for their young and prepare them to survive.
“Come to the zoo and celebrate the new little additions to our zoo family” said Darlene Blaney, business manager for the Zoo in Forest Park. “This is a one-of-a-kind experience that the zoo is creating for the community, and everyone should take part.”