February 2, 2012

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Sea Lion “Bart” to Vote For Super Bowl Coin Toss in Papa John’s Free Pizza Coin Toss




Friday, February 3, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.



Bart, one of the sea lions at Glacier Run, will call heads or tails for the Papa Johnís Superbowl free pizza coin toss. Through some of the training behavior that Bart exhibits daily in public demonstrations he will register his vote in the free pizza promotion. If the public calls the coin toss correctly all Papa Johnís rewards members will receive a free pizza and a Pepsi max from Papa Johnís on Super Bowl Sunday.

The Glacier Run staff give daily public training demonstrations where Bart and the other sea lions exhibit behaviors such as Flipper stands, speaking (or barking), waving “hello” with one flipper and “goodbye” with the other and target jumping. These interaction are a part of the Zoo’s behavioral management programs that help to keep the animals enriched and stimulated, but ultimately are designed to aid the Zoo’s staff in monitoring the animals’ health. Sea lion training demonstrations can be seen daily at 10:30 a.m., 2 & 3:45 p.m. at Glacier Run. Other animal demonstrations include the bears at Glacier Run, the Amur tigers at the Alice S. Etscorn Tiger Tundra and the gorillas at Gorilla Forest.



Glacier Run

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