Flamingo Fandango! The Sequoia Park Zoo is turning 110!

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The Sequoia Park Zoo is turning 110! That's a bit long in the fang, we think, and certainly something to celebrate. Swing by the zoo on Sunday, Sept. 24 from noon to 6 p.m. for a free day of games, interactive exhibits, animal encounters, great food and loads of family fun at the Zoo's 110th Birthday Bash, sponsored by Shafer's Ace Hardware.

From 1907 to 2017, the zoo has been delighting families with its animal inhabitants and interactive educational displays all among the backdrop of its surrounding acres of redwood forest. It is the oldest zoo in California (beating the San Diego Zoo by seven years, thank you), and has come a long way from the barren, barred-cage exhibits of its first few decades. See the renovations and improvements while helping the Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation celebrate a century and a decade. The birthday festivities include a dunk tank, beer and wine garden, hotdogs, kettle corn, zoo café treats, face painting for the kids, a Bake a Beast cake decorating contest (where the entries are eaten as part of the birthday celebration), Glam Your Flam flamingo decorating contest (with entries auctioned off to support the zoo) and a cakewalk where you could take home an animal-themed cake.

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