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Media Advisory: Celebrate Valentine's Day at the Smithsonian's National Zoo

For Release: February 9, 2012

Small madagascar hedgehog tenrec

To download images, visit the Smithsonian National Zoo's Flickr page.

Media only: Devin Murphy (202) 633-3055

Saturday contact (202) 904-8739

WHAT: Animal keepers share tales of reptilian romance, and a Zoo biologist explains the science behind some of the most seductive species in nature at Woo at the Zoo. Learn about animal mating and dating from the experts. Guests will enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres, dessert decorating and a cash bar. Event details and ticket information can be found on the Zoo's website.

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 11. Shows at 4:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Smithsonian National Zoological Park

Visitor Center

3001 Connecticut Ave. N.W.

Closest Parking - Bus Parking Lot. Ask communications staff for parking pass.

WHO: Barbara Watkins, animal keeper, National Zoo's Reptile Discovery Center.

Lauren Augustine, animal keeper, National Zoo's Reptile Discovery Center.

Ed Smith, biologist, National Zoo's Amazonia.

Photo: Mehgan Murphy/Smithsonian's National Zoo

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