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Posted on 05.13.2012 5:41 a.m.

For Mother’s Day, It’s All About Moms at the Santa Barbara Zoo

Human moms to get flowers while zoo keepers tell wild tales of animal mothers

A golden lion tamarin pup is feeling right at home nestled on its mom’s back at the Santa Barbara Zoo.

A golden lion tamarin pup is feeling right at home nestled on its mom’s back at the Santa Barbara Zoo.  (Sarah Varsik photo)

Source: Julia McHugh for the Santa Barbara Zoo

The Santa Barbara Zoo will celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday with special keeper talks about animal mothers in the wild.

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The first 500 human mothers to visit the zoo will also receive flowers and souvenir buttons at admission, and a special Mother’s Day commemorative photo is also available.

A schedule of the keeper talks is posted at the admissions area.

The zoo, 500 Niños Drive, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $16 for adults, $10 for children age 2 to 10 and seniors age 65 and over. Children under age 2 are free. Parking is $6.

Click here for more information, or call 805.962.5339. Connect with the Santa Barbara Zoo on Facebook. Follow the Santa Barbara Zoo on Twitter: @SantaBarbaraZoo.

— Julia McHugh is the Santa Barbara Zoo’s public relations director.

The Santa Barbara Zoo's Audrey the giraffe bends low to share a nuzzle with baby Daniel.
The Santa Barbara Zoo’s Audrey the giraffe bends low to share a nuzzle with baby Daniel. (Sheri Horiszny photo)




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