Friday, January 29, 2010

Night + Day Trivia: Zoo Membership Winner Announced

Posted By on Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 8:00 AM

click to enlarge polarbear_cmiper.jpg

Earlier this week, we posted this picture of polar bear's snout and teased Plog readers with a free family membership to the Kansas City Zoo -- the prize for whoever could answer three questions pertaining to the zoo's history. Before we get to the winner, here are the questions again -- with the answers provided by Julie A. Neemeyer, the zoo's director of marketing and membership.

1. In what year did the zoo last have a polar bear?


1990 -- a polar bear returns this year.

2. What animal was stolen from the Zoo in 1974 and found in the bathroom at a gas station on Broadway?


Gibbon (the smallest of the apes) -- the Zoo currently has gibbons in the new Tropics, an indoor rainforest in the original 1909 Zoo building.

3. What was the first project completed with the 2004 bond funds?

The Discovery Barn where inside and out, children of all ages can act like the animals.

No one got all three questions right -- the second one turned out to be a real doozy. But two out of three ain't bad, so we picked a winner from among the folks who got two correct. Congratulations to Lisa (you know who you are).

Thanks to everyone who played. We'll announce another contest and a new prize on Monday.

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