Little Rock Zoo
It’s going to be a “paw-fully” exciting summer at the Little Rock Zoo, thanks to the incredible efforts by the staff, leadership and volunteers who have been working around the clock to make up for the lost time last year.
For starters, there is a new furry friend in town, Ambesoli, who is the newest member of the Zoo’s lion pride. That’s in addition to the brand new habitats constructed for the Angolan colobus and serval cat, which were unveiled this spring.
Speaking of new friends, the Zoo also just announced that Andazi, a black rhino, is pregnant. She and the father, Johari, expect to share their new bundle of joy with the world in November.
With plenty of this excitement in the air, the Zoo is primed to put on a show for the newest members of the family (and you). The can’t-miss event of the summer is the Tails and Tunes series. Every Thursday night in June the Zoo will stay open until 9 p.m. for some family fun after dark — like live music, food trucks, wine and beer vendors, and yard games.
Starting Memorial Day weekend, the Zoo’s Animal Ambassador shows will return to the Civitan Amphitheater and recur every Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. through Labor Day weekend. (A little bird told us that Griffin, the new eagle, will debut for this series.) Breakfast With a Twist kicked off in May as well, running one Saturday every month from May to September. This is an event where you can come to the Zoo, enjoy a hot breakfast, chat with one of the zookeepers about the featured animal and then end the morning creating art of the featured animal with Painting With A Twist staff to guide you.
If you still have an appetite after all that, then there’s also the news that Café Africa is now available for mobile ordering.
Add to the mix that ZooFari camps returned on May 31, the train and carousel have officially reopened, and it’s clear why the Little Rock Zoo is one of the best places to get wild this summer.
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