Shark Week 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 24, 2013
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
Saint Louis Zoo 314/781-0900
Susan Gallagher, 314/646-4633
Christy Childs, 314/646-4639, email@example.com
Joanna Bender, 314/646-4703
SAINT LOUIS ZOO CELEBRATES SHARK WEEK
Celebrate Shark Week at the Saint Louis Zoo Saturday, August 3 through Friday, August 9, 2013. See event page.
Come to the Zoo dressed as a shark that week, and get into Stingrays at Caribbean Cove presented by Mercy for free! Swimming among the stingrays are white-spotted bamboo, brownbanded bamboo and bonnethead sharks. Paying customers to the exhibit will be awarded an "I survived Shark Week at the Saint Louis Zoo" sticker, which will earn them 10% off at Ray's Bar & Grill and Tropical Traders gift shop. Upon exit from the Cove, kids will receive an activity sheet and a Chompy the Shark craft to take home.
On Saturday and Sunday, August 3 and 4, from 12 noon to 3 p.m., take a tropical trip to the Caribbean with Mango Jay, a steel drum band playing live music outside Caribbean Cove. Also on the weekend, kids can join in shark-themed games and activities.
On Friday, August 9, flit your fins at the Jungle Boogie concert featuring Hudson & the Hoo Doo Cats, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Schnuck Family Plaza in the center of the Zoo.
Make a pit stop at Ray's Grill next door to the pool for a shark dog special. Adults can refresh themselves with "shark juice" or a Land Shark lager.
Interpreters will be floating around the Zoo to enlighten guests about Shark Week and spin tales about their toothy friends.
Brag about your bravery for years to come by purchasing an "I survived Shark Week at the Saint Louis Zoo" T-shirt in wave blue.
The sharks at Stingrays at Caribbean Cove are small, shy and docile fish and pose no danger to humans. They range from two-and-a-half to four feet in length and are bottom-dwelling species that prey on small fish, crabs and invertebrates.
The Saint Louis Zoo is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission to the Zoo is free. Admission to Stingrays at Caribbean Cove presented by Mercy is $4 for non-members. Members at the Family Level and above may use their Anywhere Plus passes for admission. Children under 2 are free. Admission is free to all from 8-9 a.m. in summer.
Visitors dressed in shark costume receive free entry to Stingrays at Caribbean Cove during Shark Week, August 3-9, 2013, but those over the age of 13 must comply with the Zoo's adult costume policy as posted on the Zoo's website.
For more information about Shark Week at the Saint Louis Zoo, visit www.stlzoo.org/sharkweek.