Wildlife World Zoo Aquarium AAZK Ice Cream Social

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First of all, thanks to everyone who helped us celebrate our 25 year anniversary this past weekend by donating a can of pet food and getting half off admission to boot! All those cans of pet food will benefit animals at the Sun Valley Animal Shelter, located in Glendale -- .

For those of you who couldn't take advantage of the savings last weekend, you have another opportunity on Saturday, September 19, 2009, 5 p.m. -9 p.m. That's when our local chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers presents its annual Ice Cream Social.

Not only is the AAZK annual ice cream social fun for the whole family, all proceeds from admissions, rides and activities go to help local and global conservation efforts. Best of all, admission to the zoo & aquarium that evening from 5 to 9p.m. is just $12.00 for adults and $6.00 for children 3-12. So join in the fun at Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium as our dedicated zookeepers work to raise money to protect and conserve wildlife around the globe and around the Valley.

Of course, ice cream will be available to all who attend while supplies last! (Ice cream graciously donated by Mary Coyle's Ol' Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor, located at 7th Avenue and Missouri in Phoenix). Some of the activities planned for the event include: kids games, live music from the jazz and blues band, BLUZONE, a prize raffle, silent auction, and a 16 foot tall inflatable movie screen donated by the people at FUNFLICKS Outdoor Movies and much, much more!

See you there!

Grey Stafford, Ph.D. is the Director of Conservation and Communications at the Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium and author of the new pet-training book, " ". He appears frequently on 3TV with some of the zoo's fascinating animals.

Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium, which is located at 16501 W. Northern Ave., Litchfield Park, is open 365 days a year, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Daytime admission is $26.50 (plus tax) for adults and $14.25 (plus tax) for children 3 to 12; children 2 and younger get in free. Special evening admission to the Aquarium only is $16.99 (plus tax) for adults and $8.99 (plus tax) for children 3 to 12. For more information, call 623-935-WILD (9453) or visit .