Think Outside the Chocolate Box This Valentine’s Day
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Think Outside the Chocolate Box This Valentine’s Day

FORT WORTH, Texas – Go beyond a box of chocolates this Valentine’s Day when expressing your love – whether to a mate, a date or cherished child. By adopting one of our feathered friends, you not only get a great Valentine’s Day gift, but you also contribute to the care and feeding of the Zoo’s penguins for one year. Adoptions start at $40 and include a personalized adoption certificate, penguin plush animal, color photo and more, all packaged in a festive Valentine’s Day-themed animal carrier box. Choose between African and rockhopper penguin species for the “Penguin Pal” package or adopt the pair of penguins for the “Lovebirds” package.

To order an adoption package, visit Orders must be received by Feb. 6 to ensure mail delivery by Feb. 14. Otherwise, packages may be picked up in person at the Fort Worth Zoo’s administration building.

High-resolution photos are available for download at the following link:

The nationally acclaimed Fort Worth Zoo has been ranked the Best Zoo in Texas by Yahoo Travel, the No. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide, the No. 1 attraction in the DFW Metroplex by Zagat survey and a top 10 zoo or aquarium by FamilyFun magazine and TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards. The Zoo is home to more than 500 animal species and a world-famous reptile collection, housed in the Museum of Living Art (MOLA). The institution’s focus on education and conservation is second to none, enhancing the lives of more than 1 million visitors a year.