Get ready for a roaring good time!

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Get ready for a roaring good time!

Ira the lion relaxes in the shade accompanied by an EATM trainer. Photo credit: Courtesy of the Moorpark College Teaching Zoo

Ira the lion relaxes in the shade accompanied by an EATM trainer. Photo credit: Courtesy of the Moorpark College Teaching Zoo

Ira the lion relaxes in the shade accompanied by an EATM trainer. Photo credit: Courtesy of the Moorpark College Teaching Zoo

Ira the lion relaxes in the shade accompanied by an EATM trainer. Photo credit: Courtesy of the Moorpark College Teaching Zoo

By Margot Rowe

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Moorpark College’s Exotic Animal Training and Management program is throwing a huge party for, Ira the Lion, who turns 5-years-old on February 2nd.

The gates open at 11 a.m. where families can explore and celebrate the “King of the Zoo.” It’s $8 for adults, $6 for children, and free for members of the zoo. The day will be filled with many activities such as face painting, crown making, fun animal-filled shows and other crafts.

‘It’s a highly attended event,” said Mara Rodriguez, Zoo Operations Technician. “It is the Superbowl of all birthdays.”

At noon, a special blood cake will be given to Ira, along with many presents. Swing by to America’s Teaching Zoo on February 2nd, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. to experience one of the most unique birthday parties around.

For more information on the event check out America’s Teaching Zoo on Facebook.

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