Sen. Eric Lesser visited the Forest Park Zoo Saturday, May 7 to celebrate the addition of new animals during its annual Baby Days Weekend event.
“I have many fond memories of visiting the Forest Park Zoo as a child, and I also take my daughter Rose here so that she also can experience it,” Sen. Lesser said. “The Zoo is a valuable asset to our community and I congratulate the Forest Park Kiwanis Club and all the community members who helped make this event happen.”
Baby Days Weekend is annual event highlighting the new animals born at the zoo. Preschool and Kindergarten students from Springfield and their families are admitted to the zoo at reduced cost to see the new animals and learn about how animals care for their young. Students also receive books, school supplies and library cards. This year’s event will also be a celebration of Kiwanis Club of Springfield’s 100th Anniversary.
Located in Forest Park, the Zoo features exotic and indigenous animals representing a large variety of species found throughout the world and in North America.