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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
The Smurfs Are Coming To Knoxville Zoo
Knoxville ZooMarch 30, 2012 - Three of the stars of the hit movie "The Smurfs" will be visiting Knoxville Zoo this Saturday! Papa Smurf, Clumsy Smurf and Smurfette will be making a special appearance in the zoo's Kids Cove Tent on Saturday, March 31, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The event will also feature a special animal encounter from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Fans will have the chance to meet and pose for photos with Papa Smurf, the wise leader of the Smurfs, the amiable but accident-prone Clumsy Smurf and Smurfette, the sweetheart of the Smurf village. Visitors can take part in some smurfy activities as well. The opportunity to meet the Smurfs characters is included with general zoo admission. For more information, visit Knoxville Zoo's Web site at www.knoxville-zoo.org or call 865-637-5331. The event will take place rain or shine.

Special thanks to B97.5 for their support of this special event.

Knoxville Zoo is Knoxville's largest year-round attraction. Located off exit 392A from Interstate 40, the zoo is open every day except Christmas Day. Knoxville Zoo is nationally accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is committed to the highest standards in animal care and well-being, ethics, conservation, and education. Currently, the zoo is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Admission and ticket sales stop onehour before the zoo closes. Next-day admission is free after 3 p.m. For more information, please call 865-637-5331 or visit www.knoxvillezoo.org.
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