News release from the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo:
Kiango the giraffe’s birthday party
Tuesday, June 14, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
(June 13, 2016) – The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo invites guests to visit the zoo to celebrate Kiango the giraffe’s first birthday. Birthday activities will happen from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m on Tuesday, June 14. This event is included with regular zoo admission.
Guests will have the opportunity to participate in interactive stations celebrating the zoo’s youngest giraffe.
- Singing “Happy Birthday” while zoo keepers present a special treat to Kiango (11 a.m. on the giraffe platform)
- A giraffe-sized birthday card
- Giraffe trivia and games
About the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo
The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo’s mission is connecting kids and animals, strengthening families, inspiring people to care. The zoo is northeast Indiana’s largest tourist attraction, hosting more than 600,000 guests in 2015. The zoo received the 2016 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award, was voted Indiana’s #1 “Gotta-Do Summer Attraction”, and was named the #7 Zoo in the United States and #20 in the World by TripAdvisor in 2015.
The Zoo is a conservation leader, contributing more than $90,000 annually to local, regional, and international efforts to protect wild animals and habitats, and participating in cooperative management programs for 91 endangered species and taxa. The zoo was named Northeast Indiana’s Sustainable Business of the Year in 2014.
As a self-supporting facility, the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo receives no tax dollars for operations. The zoo’s operations are funded by earned revenue and donations.
The zoo is open for the 2016 season April 23- October 9. Zoo hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., open until 7 p.m. from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The zoo will close for one day on Friday, August 19 for an annual fundraising event. The zoo re-opens for Wild Zoo Halloween on October 14.