Niabi Zoo announces Holiday Breakfast with the Animals


Share
Posted Online: Nov. 15, 2012, 1:42 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
Press release submitted by Niabi Zoo


Coal Valley, IL – November 15, 2012 – Niabi Zoo announced today that it will be hosting a holiday-themed Breakfast with the Animals event on Saturday, December 1st, which will be the last event of 2012 for the zoo.
The Holiday Breakfast with the Animals event will feature a delicious hot breakfast buffet and up-close encounters from Niabi Zoo's celebrity program animals. Santa Claus will also be in attendance to pose for photos with attendees and a zoo animal. After breakfast has concluded, guests will have the unique opportunity to go behind the scenes with Niabi Zoo's Asian elephants, Babe and Sophie. While behind the scenes with the elephants, guests will enjoy a demonstration of the elephants' love for creating paintings as artwork. During the event, Niabi Zoo will also be offering event attendees the chance to purchase one of a kind holiday gifts such as custom-ordered elephant paintings. A discount at the Wild Things Gift Shop will also be offered at that time.
Tickets for the event are $15 for zoo members and $20 for non-members.
Advance purchase of tickets is required and availability is limited. Those interested in obtaining tickets should call Niabi Zoo at 309-799-3482 or email events@niabizoo.com. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. and will last until approximately 11:30 a.m.


















 



Local events heading








  Today is Thursday, July 24, the 205th day of 2014. There are 160 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








(More History)