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FREE ADMISSON FOR KIDS ON WEEKENDS AT THE LIVING DESERT’S CELEBRATION OF HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH SEPTEMBER 15 – OCTOBER 15

PALM DESERT/INDIAN WELLS, CA • September 11, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Erin Scott
Sr. Marketing and Public Relations Manager
760-346-5694 x.2610
escott@livingdesert.org

The Living Desert is proud to honor Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 through October 15. The celebration of culture at the zoo includes one free child admission for every paid adult on each Saturday and Sunday throughout and culminates in the annual La Gran Fiesta on Saturday, October 14.

Hispanic Heritage Month is the perfect opportunity to educate visitors bout our Hispanic animals including the fascinating Mexican Wolf,” said Allen Monroe, President/CEO of The Living Desert. “We invite everyone to join us at The Living Desert, learn more about our conservation efforts, take advantage of the weekend discount, and enjoy La Gran Fiesta.”

Visitors are also invited to attend La Gran Fiesta on October 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The big party is free with paid admission. Party-goers will enjoy musical entertainment from Mariachi groups to youth Folklorico dancers, arts and crafts, face-painting, as well as authentic Mexican cuisine including tacos and churros. Scavenger hunts near the Mexican wolf, el lobo Mexicano, the jaguar, the caracara, sometimes called the Mexican Eagle and other animals important in Hispanic culture, along with and a variety of games and giveaways also be highlights of the day’s celebrations. As a special gift, the first 1,000 guests will receive a pepper plant cultivated and grown at The Living Desert.

Hispanic Heritage Month admission special is valid for daytime general admission only and cannot be combined with any other offer.

The Living Desert, located at 47900 Portola Ave, in Palm Desert is open daily through September 30 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and October 1 to May 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call (760) 346-5694 or visit www.LivingDesert.org.

About The Living Desert:

The Living Desert is an AZA-accredited zoo and gardens that is dedicated to desert conservation through preservation, education and appreciation. It is a family-friendly place to explore nature and create meaningful experiences for guests that are remembered for a lifetime. For more information: (760) 346-5694 or visit www.LivingDesert.org. The Living Desert is located at: 47900 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260.