ROYAL OAK, Mich., February 3, 2012 – The lions will play on Super Bowl Sunday – along with the tigers, polar bears, snow monkeys, wolverines and other Detroit Zoo animals – and visitors can receive a $2 discount off regular Zoo admission on Feb. 5, 2012.
The discount is available only with a coupon, which can be downloaded and printed from the Zoo’s website (visit www.detroitzoo.org and click on the Super Bowl Sunday banner on the home page).
Before checking out the big game between the Giants and Patriots, Detroit Zoo visitors can check out the Japanese macaques, or snow monkeys, who can often be seen basking in the warm steam from their hot tub on a frigid day. The Amur tigers, wolverines, red pandas, takins, elk and bison also adapt well to cold weather.
Even the lions, native to warmer climates, can be found sunning themselves on bright winter days in their newly renovated habitat. Sunday’s weather forecast calls for sunshine and temperatures in the upper 30s.
Indoor experiences at the Zoo include the Arctic Ring of Life, Butterfly Garden, National Amphibian Conservation Center, Penguinarium, Holden Museum of Living Reptiles, Great Apes of Harambee, Edward Mardigian Sr. River Otter Habitat and Meerkat Digs. The giraffe, white rhino, lemur and farm animal habitats also have indoor viewing areas. Special maps are available at the admission gate to help guests plan their winter visit to the Detroit Zoo.