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Celebrate Valentine's Day on the Wild Side

Susie Wendland-Gardner Susie Wendland-Gardner
Rusty and Violet Rusty and Violet

By Tracy Gladden

HONOLULU (KHNL) -- If you'd like to bypass the stereotypical Valentine's day activities and really impress your loved one, head over to the Honolulu Zoo for a date with the wild side.

The Honolulu Zoo invites you to celebrate this Valentine's Day with other couples who have been bitten by the love bug - like Rusty and Violet.

Susie Wendland-Gardner is the Zoo's Director of Education Programs.

"We will be talking all about the different types of love and how they happen in the wild," she said.

It's a rare occasion that the zoo opens for adults only. The Love Gone Wild event will help the zoo raise funds for conservation.

"We're gonna have heavy pupu's, wine tasting, vodka tasting as well as live jazz from the Honolulu Jazz Quartette," Wendland-Gardner said.

The event features small group tours to visit animal couples.

 "We're going to go see the elephants, as well as the orangutans, a type of crocodile called a Gharial, and of course the Sumatran Tigers," Wendland-Gardner said. "It's something very extraordinary, something very different. The Honolulu Zoo can only hold so many people in one evening to so bring your date here, is something you can brag about the next day and have a really nice time."

The event will run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and costs $40 per person.  Tickets at the door are $50.

To reserve your tickets before Thursday, call the Honolulu Zoo's office at 926-3191 or come down to the zoo.

 

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