NEWS

from

Knoxville Zoo · P.O. Box 6040 · Knoxville, TN
37914 MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE · 865.637.5331, ext. 377 Fax:
865.637.1943

Join Dora the Explorer for a Day of
Adventure at Knoxville Zoo!

September 10, 2009 Contact: Tina Rolen,
865.637.5331 ext. 377 Cell: 865.640.0351, trolen@knoxville-zoo.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—
Hola amigos! Join Dora the Explorer, everyone’s favorite seven-year-old
adventurer, for an exciting day at Knoxville Zoo on Sunday, September
20 from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00

p.m.

Dora the Explorer, straight from her popular
Nickelodeon show, will be at the zoo meeting her fans-and don’t forget
your camera, because she’ll be posing for photos, too! After stopping
by to say “Hola” to Dora, be sure to visit los animales de Knoxville
Zoo and Wee Play Zoo and The Clayton Family Kids Cove are fun places to
play the day away, too!

Dora is the star of Dora the Explorer,
an animated television starring the seven-year-old Latina and her
friends. As Dora explores her world, her pre-school

viewer are encouraged to respond to Dora and
participate in her adventure with physical activity. Along the way,
kids learn Spanish words and phrases as well as math skills, music, and
physical coordination. The show teaches children how to observe
situations and solve problems, and have fun as they do!

This special meet and greet with Dora the
Explorer is included with general zoo admission.

Special thanks to Comcast and Domino’s Pizza
for making Dora’s visit possible. Stop by the Plaza Pavilion for
special coupon offers from Domino’s.

Knoxville Zoo is located off exit 392 from
Interstate 40 and is open every day except Christmas Day. The zoo is
nationally accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)
and is committed to the highest standards in animal care and
well-being, ethics, conservation, and education. Currently, the zoo is
open weekdays from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays
from 9:30 a.m. until 6

p.m. Admission and ticket sales stop
one-hour before the zoo closes. Next-day admission is free after

3:00 p.m. For more information, please call
865.637.5331 ext. 300 or visit http://www.knoxville-zoo.org

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