Media Alert: WCS's Central Park Zoo Celebrates Prestigious National Pig Day
****This event has been canceled****
1st at 11 a.m.
New York, N.Y. – First held on March 1, 1972, National Pig Day was named to honor
“the ancient and venerable pig.” In keeping with tradition, the Wildlife
Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo hosts a celebration that’s nothing to
snort at. The zoo’s famous “snort off” and medal ceremony will take place
between 11 and 11:30 a.m.; Ceremonial
sweets—pig pies—will be presented to the zoo’s popular pigs Otis and Oliver in
celebration of their special day.
WHO: WCS Central Park Zoo’s popular pot-bellied pigs, Otis and Oliver
WHAT: National Pig Day at WCS’s Central Park Zoo.
March 1 – 11 a.m.
11 – 11:30 a.m.:
Children can snort to a panel of pressure-free judges
– our pigs! Don’t worry, a “pig whisperer” will be on hand to translate to
ensure there are no scandalous decisions. Snort-off and medal ceremony take
place between 11am and 11:30am.
11 – 11:30 a.m.:
Ceremonial sweets – Pig Pies – will be presented to
Otis and Oliver in celebration of their special day.
a.m. – 12:30 p.m.:
Masquerade as the guest of honor.
– 1 p.m.:
Learn fascinating facts about Manhattan’s premier
Central Park Zoo – Tisch Children’s Zoo
(Enter park at 64th
Street and Fifth Avenue; bear right towards 65th Street)
Barbara Russo 212-439-6527, (Cell)
Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo - Open every day of the
year. Admission is $10 for
adults, $7 for senior citizens, $5 for children 3 to 12, and free for children
under 3. Zoo hours are 10am to 5pm weekdays, and 10am
– 5:30pm weekends, April through October, and 10am – 4:30pm daily, November
through April. Tickets are sold until one half-hour before closing.
The zoo is located at Fifth Avenue and 64th Street. For further
information, please call 212-439-6500 or visit www.centralparkzoo.com
Media Note: For
those members of the media who wish to attend; please contact Barbara Russo at 212-439-6527
in advance so arrangements can be made.