IT WILL BE A ROARING GOOD TIME!
–Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s male lion, Abuto, will celebrate his second birthday on July 28–
July 25, 2013, Colorado Springs, CO – Join Cheyenne Mountain Zoo as we celebrate Abuto’s second
birthday on July 28, 2013. The celebration starts at 11 a.m. at the lower viewing area of the Encounter Africa
outdoor lion exhibit. Abuto will get a special birthday cake only a lion would love. Following the presentation
of his birthday enrichment, an animal keeper will talk about Abuto and the Zoo’s lion pride.
Guests will also enjoy special activities to celebrate Abuto’s birthday, including:
• Lion face painting
• Limited-edition Abuto’s Birthday buttons ($1)
• Lion-inspired crafts
• Opportunities to learn about lions from Zoo docents and lion biofacts
Abuto, the Zoo’s new male lion, along with Angie, the matriarch, and sisters Lomela, Zwena and Jamila,
made their debut in the Encounter Africa outdoor lion exhibit at the end of June. Since then, guests have
been watching them acclimate to the new space and the progression of their introductions with one another.
Abuto’s birthday celebration will also mark the lions’ one-month anniversary in the outdoor habitat and will
be a wonderful opportunity for guests to see Abuto enjoying the space and his birthday treat.
MEDIA PHOTO/VIDEO/INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY
A BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR ABUTO
Date: Sunday, July 28, 2013
Time: 11 a.m. – noon
Location: Encounter Africa African Lion Outdoor Exhibit (lower viewing area, near Elson’s Place) at
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Special Instructions: Abuto will receive his birthday cake at 11 a.m. Please check in at the Zoo’s front gate
no later than 10:45 a.m. Photo, video and interview opportunities will be available from 11 – 11:30 a.m.
More information: http://www.cmzoo.org/guestInformation/events/eventDetail.asp?eid=386