WCS's Queens Zoo Celebrates Lunar New Year 2013 - The Year of the Snake

Ring in the Lunar New Year with the Queens Zoo’s boa constrictor and black rat snakes

Saturday and Sunday, February 9 and 10 from noon until 4 p.m.

Flushing, N.Y., January 29, 2013 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo will celebrate the 2013 Lunar New Year the weekend of February 9 and 10, from 12 to 4 p.m.

The weekend will feature a variety of activities in the Discovery Center including crafts, story-telling, and an exciting meet-and-greet with the zoo’s boa constrictor and black rat snake.

Children will enjoy snake-themed stories told by zoo education staff at 1, 2:15 and 3 p.m. each day. Story time will be followed by an encounter with one of the snakes. Kids can make a variety of snake- and New Year’s-themed crafts as zoo staff discusses fun facts about snakes and other animals of the Asian zodiac.

In celebration, the first 100 children each day will receive a traditional red envelope surprise from the zoo.

Complimentary hot cocoa and tea will be available to participants.

For more information about Lunar New Year at WCS’s Queens Zoo, visit www.queenszoo.com.

The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth.


Barbara Russo – 718- 265-3428; brusso@wcs.org

Max Pulsinelli – 718-220-5182; mpulsinelli@wcs.org

Steve Fairchild – 718- 220- 5189; sfairchild@wcs.org

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