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Beyond the Birds and Bees

Beyond the Birds and Bees

Franklin Park Zoo

February 10, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Love is in the air! Just in time for Valentine’s Day, this 21+ event dives into the fascinating world of courtship in the animal kingdom.

Do animals find each other appealing or attractive? What are the similarities and differences between human and animal courtship? What can the techniques that animals use to attract mates teach us about friendship and romance?

During this lively talk, you’ll discover similarities and differences between human and animal courtship, and gain insights about the pros and cons of relationships versus staying single in the wild. Dr. Rory Browne, Zoo historian and member of Zoo New England’s Board of Directors, will lead the talk. Bring your valentine, friend, or just yourself – guaranteed fun and learning await!

Price
Members: $60 | Non-Members: $65

Admission includes light appetizers, chocolate samples from Somerville Chocolate and garden party cookies from Sweet Botanical Bakes, as well as one drink ticket for a themed cocktail. We'll also have wine samples and a cash bar.

The event takes place in the always balmy Tropical Forest, home to gorillas, ring-tailed lemurs, pygmy hippos and more fascinating species.

Proceeds from this program support the operation and continued growth of Franklin Park Zoo, its education programs and conservation initiatives.