Toledo Zoo Hosts Naturalization Ceremony

Posted Feb 24th, 2012 by Andi Norman  Category: Community Interest, Toledo.com


Toledo, Ohio — On Thursday, March 8, at 11:30 a.m., the Toledo Zoo will host a naturalization ceremony for new U.S. citizens. The ceremony represents a partnership between the Zoo and the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, the Honorable Jack Zouhary presiding.

The Zoo is hosting the ceremony in the Indoor Theatre of its historic Museum of Science. Fifty-three new citizens are expected to take oaths of U.S. citizenship beginning at 11:30 a.m. Judge Zouhary will lead the ceremony.

“It is a privilege to welcome some of our country’s newest citizens during this ceremony at the Zoo,” said Dr. Anne Baker, the Zoo’s executive director and CEO. “No matter where we were born or grew up, people worldwide share one thing in common: an appreciation of animals and the natural world.”

The ceremony is open to the public (regular Zoo admission applies), but space is limited.

The Toledo Zoo is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located on the Anthony Wayne Trail (US 25), four miles south of downtown Toledo. For more information, please visit www.toledozoo.org or call (419) 385-4040. Lucas County residents are admitted free of charge each Monday from 10 a.m. to noon. ID showing proof of residency is required.

The Toledo Zoo is committed to inspiring others to join in caring for animals and conserving the natural world. As part of that mission, The Toledo Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), a leader in global wildlife conservation. AZA member institutions are dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for visitors and a better future for all living things.

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