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For unforgettable valentine memories, check out zoo activities

In the Pacific Northwest, there are some fine zoos with outdoor scenery to serve as wondrous backdrops for a lovely and relaxing time. Many of those zoos are offering events that will make for a most special Valentine's celebration.

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Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo is holding their valentine's celebration on Saturday, February 8, 2014, 10 AM - 2:30 PM. Courtesy of their designers, send a zoo e-card.

Unfortunately, Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma has nothing specifically planned for Valentine's Day this year.

The Oregon zoo will lovingly host "Valentine's Day animal enrichment" where you can watch zoo animals receive special treats and toys.

The Zoo Boise in Idaho invites you enjoy free admission on Saturday, February 8, at their first annual Wild at Heart event. Animal residents will receive special Valentine's Day themed enrichment, and guests will have an opportunity to make valentine cards for all their favorite animals.

On February 15, Zoo Montana boasts their ZooPhoria event at 7 p.m., $100 per couple or $55 for singles. Director Jeff Ewelt will entertain "the crowd while talking animal love. This perfect Valentine's evening is perfect for couples, groups or even singles on the lookout. Evening includes dinner. Be ready to blush! 21 and over. Held at the Billings Holiday Inn."

The Oakland Zoo in California offers a Parent's night out, dinner included. Movies shown will be animal themed and PG or G rated.

For those of you looking for something more exotic and romantic, you might be interested in going south to San Jose, California. Happy Hollow Park and Zoo will be offering a "Jungle Love" valentine's dinner, 6-9 pm, on February 14. It is billed as a "one-of-a-kind 5-course progressive dinner, provided by Silicon Valley’s favorite caterers Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme. Guests will be moving through outdoor heated tents enjoying delicious food while meeting rare and exotic animals and finding out about their mating behaviors." Cost is $250 per couple and limited to 40 couples.

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