Friday, May 30, 2008

Latino Day at the Zoo: Sunday, June 1

SPANISH-TV and the Nashville Zoo will host "Latino Day at the Zoo" on Sunday, June 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This is one of two events at the Zoo this year that will cater to Nashville's Hispanic fans of fauna. The other event is called Dia Familiar at Nashville Zoo and will be part of Conexion Americas' Hispanic Heritage Month celebration in September.

Here is the "Latino Day at the Zoo" press release:

SPANISH-TV Presents Latino Day at the Zoo

Nashville Zoo and SPANISH-TV present the first Latino Day at the Zoo on Sunday, June 1. Activities will run from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., and SPANISH-TV hosts Sheyla Paz Hicks, Raul López, Karina Camilo and Alexis Martinez will be at the Zoo meeting guests.

Translators will be stationed throughout the Zoo, and Spanish language
maps and map inserts outlining the day's activities will be available. The Zoo’s award-winning animal shows and Historic Home tours will be offered in Spanish. Zoo staff and docents will also work with translators to deliver educational presentations and answer guests’ questions about:

Hyacinth Macaws: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Giraffes: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Clouded Leopards: 10 a.m. – Noon
Gibbons: Noon – 1 p.m.
Bengal Tigers: 2 – 3 p.m.

Discounted admission coupons for Latino Day can be picked up at La Reyna Supermercado 1 & 2, Las Cazuelas Mexican Grill, La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant, Azeca Restaurant, Los Arcos, Jalisco Market, Periodico Latino Newspaper, La Campana Newspaper, Latina 900 AM and La Ley 1380 AM.

Latino Day at the Zoo is the result of a partnership between Nashville Zoo and SPANISH-TV. SPANISH-TV launched in 2006 and airs on Telemundo Nashville, Middle Tennessee’s sole Spanish-speaking network. For more information about SPANISH-TV, visit

Nashville Zoo is accredited by the prestigious Association of Zoos and Aquariums, assuring the highest standards of animal care and husbandry. The Zoo is a non-profit organization located at 3777 Nolensville Road and is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The mission of the Nashville Zoo is to inspire a culture of understanding and discovery of our natural world through conservation, innovation and leadership. For more information about Nashville Zoo, please call 833-1534 or visit our website at
Photo by Jeffrey Peeden. Licensed under Creative Commons.

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