Enjoy the Northlandâ€™s version of Punxsutawney Phil at the Lake Superior Zoo! Visit the Lake Superior Zoo on Wed., Feb. 2, 2011 to see if the animals see their shadows in honor of Groundhog Day.
On Wed. at 11 am we will be watching for our prairie dogs as well as our porcupine, Spike, to emerge into the frosty morning air and predict the arrival of spring. As our prairie dogs and porcupines are neighbors, they may decide to come out together to forecast the coming weather as a team. As is customary of Groundhog Day lore, if the animals see their shadow there will still be six long weeks of winter yet to endure; however, if they donâ€™t see their shadows we will be enjoying an early spring.
The Lake Superior Zoo is open seven days a week, 362 days a year, closing only on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Yearâ€™s Day. Check out the zooâ€™s website: www.LSZoo.org for daily animal enrichments, feedings, classes, programs and surveys. There is always something happening at YOUR zoo! Regular admission rates are: $9 for Adults (13 and up), $4 for children (3 -12 years), and children under 3 years are free!