–– The Wildlife Conservation
Society’s Bronx Zoo is preparing for the opening of the annual Boo at the Zoo and is inviting media to a
special preview before the festivities open to the public.
A dress-rehearsal for two of this
year’s attractions, the new Haunted Safari and the Haunted Hayride, will
be open to the media from 10am – 2pm on Thursday, October 8.
Who: Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo
What: Boo at the
Zoo Media Preview
Haunted Safari and Haunted Hayride
Where: WCS’s Bronx Zoo
When: Thursday, October 8, 2009
am – 2:00 pm
Boo at the Zoo weekends are open to the public the
weekends of October 10/12, 17/18, 24/25 and 31/1 and are packed with activities
and festive fun for all ages. In addition to the new Haunted Safari and
Haunted Hayride, visitors will enjoy wildlife magic shows, unique, exotically
designed pumpkin carving demonstrations, musical entertainment, recycled
wildlife costume making, trick or treats, a hay maze, and the Wildlife Theater
Presentation of It’s a Wonderful
MEDIA NOTE: Members of the media who wish to attend
the Boo at the Zoo preview are
asked to call ahead so that park transportation can be arranged. Parking will
be reserved at Rainey Gate off of Fordham
Directions to the WCS’s
Bronx Zoo - Rainey Gate
Take the Triborough or Willis Avenue
Bridge to the Bruckner
Take the Bronx River Parkway North to Exit 7W (Fordham Rd.)
Take the first ramp on your right (in
front of the New York
Turn left at the light (on the corner by Fordham University) and left again back onto Fordham Rd.
Turn right at the blinking light into
Rainey Gate. This is a big, ornate gate with animals on it.
Max Pulsinelli: (o)
718-220-5182 (m) 571-218-7601; firstname.lastname@example.orgSteve Fairchild: (o)
718-220-5189 (m) 914-263-8179; email@example.com
The Bronx Zoo is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m. on
weekends and holidays through
November 2, 2009. Adult admission is $15, children (3-12 years old) $11,
children under 3 are free, seniors (65+) are $13. Parking is $12 for cars and
$16 for buses. The Bronx Zoo is conveniently located off the Bronx River Parkway at Exit 6; by train
via the #2 or #5 or by bus via the #9, #12, #19, #22, MetroNorth, or BxM11
Express Bus service (from Manhattan
that stops just outside the gate.) To plan your trip, visit www.bronxzoo.com or
The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places
worldwide. We do so through
science, global conservation, education and the management of the world’s
largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo.
Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people
imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this
mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth.
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