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Winter Break Activities: hear the calls of the wild at Mill Mountain Zoo

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This Thursday, December 26, 2013, from 5:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., the Mill Mountain Zoo will host a family friendly program entitled "Night Howls."

Animal lovers of all ages are invited to bundle up and come out to the zoo to listen to the nocturnal animals make noise: the wolves howl, the owls hoot, and the big cats call.

The night will begin with free hot cider and cookies indoors while a Zookeeper gives a short talk about nocturnal animals and the noises they make. Then the participants will head outdoors as a group for a guided tour of the zoo to observe the nocturnal animals and enjoy the spectacular view of the city after dark.

Admission for the "Night Howls" program is $7.50 for children and $10 for adults. The zoo suggests (but does not require) reservations to save your spot; reservations can be made at the zoo website or by calling (540) 343-3241.

Additionally, the zoo requires that all children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult and recommends that all participants wear warm coats, hats, and gloves.

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