FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :
Thursday, Sep 29, 2005
City of Little Rock Public Relations
Office (501) 371-4421
Media ReleasesContact(s): Susan Altrui 501-666-2406 Ext. 108 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jackie the Penguin Returns for Weekend of Zoo Special Events
LITTLE ROCK (September 29, 2005) – Jackie the African Penguin and her keeper, Kristen Silvers, will travel from the Fort Worth Zoo to Little Rock next Thursday for a series of public appearances and special events. Jackie will appear at several private fundraisers for the Arkansas Zoological Foundation and will make a public appearance Thursday, October 6, at the Little Rock Police Department Downtown Patrol Division. Jackie will help Police Chief Stuart Thomas make a special announcement for the Police Department at 2 p.m.
Jackie will also appear at a fundraiser at the Little Rock Zoo Thursday, October 6, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The “Penguin Picnic” will provide families an opportunity to meet Jackie and learn more about the Arkansas Zoological Foundation’s effort to raise 1.2 million dollars for a new African Penguin habitat at the Little Rock Zoo. Cost for the fundraiser is $100 per family or $50 per individual. Dinner will be served. Reservations are not required.
Jackie and her keeper will also travel to elementary schools in central
Jackie will make a public appearance at Hoity Toity Fine Furniture Saturday, October 8, from 11 a.m. to noon. Jackie the penguin plush toys will be available for a donation of $20 to the Arkansas Zoological Foundation. Please contact Susan Altrui at 501-666-2406, ext. 108, for more information.
The Little Rock Zoo is accredited by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA). Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you and a better future for all living things. With its more than 200 accredited members, AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation and your link to helping animals in their native habitats. For more information, visit www.aza.org.