Zoo fun hop­ping

Auckland City Harbour News - - News -

Kids at a loose end th­ese school hol­i­days should leap in to Auck­land Zoo.

From April 19 to May 4 the zoo is hold­ing events to sup­port the in­ter­na­tional year of the frog.

Frogs Princess Lily, Prince Archey and Freddo will teach chil­dren to hop, play leapfrog and hop­scotch and will also give out prizes.

Prince Archey will also put on two free interactive shows a day at 10.45am and 11.45am.

A daily frog talk from zookeep­ers will give chil­dren the chance to see a frog up close and make a frog mask.

Frog lovers can sup­port their favourite an­i­mal by buy­ing an ASB Kashin dol­lar to go to­wards the plight of frogs in­ter­na­tion­ally.

Auck­land Zoo events co­or­di­na­tor Jackie San­ders says a third of the world’s am­phib­ians face ex­tinc­tion.

“Frogs are toad­ily cool and we want to get zoo­go­ers jump­ing with joy, and rais­ing money to help them,” she says.

Events will run from 9.30am to 5.30pm daily. Nor­mal zoo ad­mis­sion fees ap­ply.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.auck­land­zoo. co.nz or phone 360-3805.

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