Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Lemonade stand helps pinnipeds

This past weekend, the zoo keepers in the Aquatic Animal Building got a nice surprise. A young man named Marcus had run a lemonade stand and invited all his friends and neighbors to come and enjoy lemonade and cookies on August 7th with proceeds going to the Marine Animals at Como Zoo. As he put it when presenting the earnings, he had "very generous neighbors."

In total, Marcus raised an astonishing $371.06! The proceeds from the event were given to Como Friends to purchase some new enrichment items for the seals and sea lions as well as the sea birds in the Aquatics Building. We would like to thank Marcus for being so generous and thinking of the animals at Como Zoo. We would also like his recipe for lemonade, it must be very good!

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