What's new at the San Francisco Zoo

Animals featured on the show:

- Saw Whet Owl - Darwin

- Porcupine - Sassafras

- Desert Tortoise - Oldest Zoo resident at 62

- Hedgehog

- SF Garter Snake - local species in plight

Event information:
Come celebrate 80 years of the San Francisco Zoo June 27 and 28 during our weekend extravaganza! Wish the Fisher-Price® Little People® a happy 50th birthday at the Zoo during the "Little People® Musical Show" and spend the day enjoying the sights and sounds of the San Francisco Zoo! In addition, to commemorate the Zoo's 80th anniversary, there will be 1920s-style nostalgic entertainment, take-home crafts and special discounts on food and rides for the weekend. All activities are free with paid Zoo admission. Parking not included.


9:00 a.m. Saturday: Special Preview Performance Exclusively for Zoo Members only! (First come, first served as space is limited - Zoo will open at 8:30 a.m. for Members. Please RSVP with your name, Member#, and the names of those attending with you to rsvp@sfzoo.org

11:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday

1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

3:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Questions: (415) 753-7201.

For more information, visit www.sfzoo.org

About Tanya McVeigh Peterson:
Ms. Peterson is Executive Director and President of the San Francisco Zoo and a member of the Zoological Society's Board of Directors. From 2000 to 2008, Ms. Peterson was corporate counsel for Hewlett-Packard Company, specializing in litigation and crisis management. Prior to that, she practiced at the international law firm of Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher LLP.

Ms. Peterson's undergraduate studies were at Smith College and USC, the latter from which she graduated magna cum laude in 1988. Her law degree is from U.C. Hastings College of law (1991), and following law school graduation, she clerked for a federal judge (U.S. District Judge Kelleher).

Ms. Peterson resides in San Francisco with her husband and their twin children. She sits on the City's Board of Appeals and is a board member of Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), a non-profit chartered to enhance critical thinking and visual art programs in underserved Bay Area schools.

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