Chattanooga Zoo Hosts Latino Family Festival This Saturday

Friday, May 2, 2014

The Chattanooga Zoo is hosting its first annual Latino Family Festival Day this Saturday. It is a celebration of the Latino heritage in Chattanooga and all the South American animals living at the Chattanooga Zoo. From 10 a.m.-3 p.m., all Zoo visitors will be able to enjoy Keeper Chats with Spanish translators, discounts in the Zoo Gift Shop, Latin music throughout the Corcovado Jungle exhibit, an Animal Adventure Show, also with a translator, and more. All activities are free with regular Zoo admission.


“Chattanooga is ever growing, including the Latino community,” says Chattanooga Zoo President and CEO, Darde Long. “The Latino Family Festival Day is a great way for us to show our appreciation of the vibrant Latino culture and to showcase the wonderful animals originating in Latin America at the Zoo.”


For more information about the Chattanooga Zoo’s Latino Family Festival, please call the Zoo Gift shop at 697-1319. 


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