Thursday, May 22, 2014

Winging it at the Toledo Zoo

Friday, May 23-Sunday, May 25

This is the year of flight at the Toledo Zoo. Three new bird exhibits are opening May 23—Penguin Beach, Flamingo Key, and ‘Keet Retreat. Next to the aquarium, the new penguin residence offers zoo-goers multiple levels and a “wall of water” to observe those monochromatic friends “flying” underwater. Flamingo Key brings the pink tropical birds back to the zoo for the first time in decades, with more than a dozen members of the flock—technically called a flamboyance—including juveniles and adults. The ‘Keet Retreat features parakeets in dynamic free flight. Weekend activities include live penguin feedings, live music, keeper talks and educational activities throughout the zoo. The event kicks off on Friday at 10am when the penguins strut their stuff down the red carpet.

9:30am. Zoo admission. Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way. 419-385-4040. For a full listing of events visit 

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