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City of Santa Ana
Tuesday March 1st, 2016 :: 05:27 p.m. PST


This weekend: Santa Ana Zoo’s 64th Birthday Celebration

The Santa Ana Zoo, "Home of the 50 Monkeys," will hosts its 64th wild animal birthday celebration this Saturday, March 5th and Sunday, March 6th, 2016 on the Zoo grounds from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Live music and entertainment are included in the cost of general admission.

Throughout the event, children and adults will enjoy miniature train displays by Del Oro Pacific, singing happy birthday, dancing on the lawn, and visiting with the Zoo's enchanting and playful animals, which now includes a baby anteater, a baby howler monkey, a baby ocelot and a baby sloth. The marvelous Ballet Folkloric will perform and SAZOO, the Zoo's resident monkey mascot and honorary OC celebrity, will also be on hand to engage, entertain and take photos. At noon daily, Zoo Members and paid guests will be treated to a piece of birthday cake, compliments of Knowlwood Cafe, while supplies last.
Additionally, Zoo birthday guests will love visiting the Crean Family Farm and the Colorful Amazon Aviary. Zoofari Express Train Ride tickets will be available for $4 each, Conservation Carrousel tickets for $3 each and combo tickets for just $6 each. Children under 2 are free to ride with paid adult on the train and adults standing with children on the Carrousel are free. The Zoo's conservation friendly playground and multiple picnic areas are also open to guests at no additional charge.

The Santa Ana Zoo is home to more than 150 animals, including 50 of the most entertaining and engaging monkeys, and several endangered species including the Golden Lion Tamarins. The Zoo gates open daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission is $10.00 for adults and $7.00 for seniors and children 3-12 years. Children under 3 are free.

To become a Member of the Zoo, please call (714) 953-8555 x13. The Santa Ana Zoo in Prentice Park is located at 1801 Chestnut Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92701.

City of Santa Ana
20 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA 92701

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