April 25th Wine Safari

Kenny, our education assistant, feeds Perry, our Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo, while holding our Blue-Tongue Skink.

The concept of Wine Safari is unique to our area. Eight wine tasting stations were set up throughout the first floor of the new Valley Venture Mentors space at 276 Bridge St., Springfield, where guests sampled wines from different parts of the world, such as South Africa, the United States, Italy, Germany and Argentina.

Each station – and each geographic region represented – featured animals from The Zoo in Forest Park that are indigenous to that particular area. Guests were able to sample wine, interact with the animals, and learn about the animals’ natural habitats. Zookeepers were on hand to provide information about the animals and lead any interaction activities.

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