GardenNews.biz - Feb 03,2017 - ABQ BIOPARK BOTANIC GARDEN AND ZOO --- Bug Love, Mammal Mates, Randy Reptiles
and Erotic Aquatic Animals
Several Valentine's themed events at the ABQ BioPark
to focus on love in the animal kingdom
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - Three upcoming events at the ABQ BioPark will help turn up the romance just in time for Valentine's Day.
The "Love Bugs" event starts at 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Botanic Garden's BUGarium exhibit. The "That's A Moray" event starts at 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Aquarium. Both events, which are adults-only, will talk about the mating rituals of some of the BioPark's animal residents.
"Attendees on these two tours will indulge their animal instincts while they learn about the exotic, erotic and often curious rituals of bugs and aquatic animals," said Cheri Vogel, ABQ BioPark curator of education.
During both events, guests will enjoy appetizers and adult beverages. The "Love Bugs" event will include bug encounters and keeper talks about "bug love." The "That's a Moray" event will include a guided tour focusing on the romantic rituals of aquatic animals.
The cost is $30 per person per event. Attendees can extend their experience on either event for an additional $20 each with a delicious dinner in the romantic Shark Reef Cafe starting a 7 p.m.
Interested individuals can learn more about these events and register online by visiting: www.abqbiopark.com/events
Animal lovers can also come to the Zoo from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, for its annual Valentine's Discovery Day. Visitors will learn more about Species Survival Plans and reproductive behaviors of the zoo's animals at discovery stations across the facility. Some of the animals included are Komodo dragons, snow leopards, reticulated giraffes, Sumatran orangutans, Asian elephants, crocodiles and alligators, spotted hyenas and Mexican gray wolves.
Valentine's Discover Day is included with regular admission.
The ABQ BioPark is an accessible facility and a division of the Cultural Services Department, City of Albuquerque, Richard J. Berry, Mayor. We are accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and a member of the American Public Gardens Association. For more information, visit www.abqbiopark.com or call 311 locally or 505-768-2000 (Relay NM or 711).