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Celebrate summer at the Toledo Zoo

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Lucas celebrating his second birthday at the Toledo Zoo. Lucas celebrating his second birthday at the Toledo Zoo.
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The Toledo Zoo offers great reasons to be your family's summer destination and has planned various events throughout the month of June to celebrate.

Daily May 24 through Sept. 1: Natural Feeding and Enrichment Demos, Times vary

See your favorite zoo animals chow down, all summer long. Experience animal-feeding demonstrations and enrichment throughout the zoo, free with regular zoo admission.

June 6: Wine Tastings 2014, 7–9 p.m.

Age 21 & up. "Party with the Penguins" of the all-new Penguin Beach as you enjoy a delectable mix of wine-tasting, hors d'oeuvres, live music and socializing. Advance tickets required. Call 419-385-5721, ext. 6001. Zoo member discount applies.

June 7: Lucas turns 3! 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Come celebrate the third birthday of Lucas the elephant calf. Watch him get presents at 10:30 a.m. and eat -- or destroy -- cake at 1:30 p.m. Free with regular Zoo admission.

Starting June 10: Animal Tales: Fun in the Sun, Times vary

3- and 4-year-olds enjoy a three-part series of charming animal stories, plus songs, games, crafts or zoo animal visits. Separate fee, pre-registration required. Choose from convenient weekday and weekend times.

June 15: Father's Day at the Zoo, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Dads, get free admission when you visit with your family. Games and activities are free with regular zoo admission, plus an opportunity to enjoy a special BBQ lunch (separate fee). Call Group Sales at 419-385-5721, ext. 6001, for BBQ reservations. Walk-ins are welcome if space permits. Zoo member discount applies.

June 9–Aug 15: Summer Safari Camps, Times vary

This summer, don't just go to camp; go on safari. The zoo offers wild opportunities for campers ages 4 through 14. Separate fee, pre-registration required. Zoo member discount applies.

June 18: Watch It Grow Garden Tour, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

With a zoo horticulturist, tour stunning rose, vegetable, butterfly, Van Auken, herb and formal gardens, and get some gardening hints from the experts, too. Reservations are not necessary; just meet at the historic Ziems Conservatory and be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. Free with regular zoo admission.

June 20: ZOOtoDO, 6 p.m. – midnight

This chic "tuxedoes and tennis shoes" affair mixes outstanding food (served by 50+ regional restaurants and catering services) with fantastic live entertainment throughout an after-hours zoo. Separate fee; advance tickets required.

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