Minnesota Zoo Media Contact

If you are a member of the press, please contact: Josh Le
Communications and Media Relations Manager
Minnesota Zoo
13000 Zoo Boulevard
Apple Valley, MN 55124
952.212.3428 direct
952.431.9300 fax
josh.le@state.mn.u

Apple Valley, MINN – April 17, 2017 – Join Minnesota Zoo Director/President, John Frawley, staff, volunteers, and many unique animals as they thank legislators for their support during “Zoo Day at the Capitol” on Tuesday, April 18 at 1:30 pm. The newly renovated rotunda will be “crawling” with hissing cockroaches, giant millipedes, chinchillas, bearded dragons, and tarantulas. A few surprise animals are likely to make an appearance, as well.

“We are so thankful for all the support from our legislators,” said Minnesota Zoo Director/President, John Frawley. “The support we get from the Minnesota Legislator is key to our sustainability as a private-public partnership and helps to ensure the Minnesota Zoo is for all Minnesotans.”

The Minnesota Zoo works to visit the Minnesota State Capitol annually to thank legislators for their support, introduce them to animals that educate guests about the environment, and talk to them about its positive impact on all Minnesotans. Award winning conservation, education, and recreation activities have earned local, national, and international recognition for the Minnesota Zoo. Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the Minnesota Zoo welcomes more than 1.3 million guests from around the world each year.

The Minnesota Zoo is a year-round destination located in Apple Valley, just minutes south of Mall of America. The Zoo’s mission is to connect people, animals and the natural world to save wildlife. For more information, call 952.431.9500 or visit mnzoo.org. The Minnesota Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and an institutional member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA).