WHAT: Liberté, égalité, fraternité! Bastille Day, the French national holiday celebrating the beginning of the French Revolution, takes place on July 14. Franklin Park Zoo will celebrate with the Zoo’s very own Poitou donkeys, Samuel and Balthazar!

The Poitou donkey, known as the Baudet du Poitou in French, is an extremely rare breed of donkey and the oldest breed of donkeys in France. Franklin Park Zoo will mark the occasion with the following activities:

· Samples of a special themed cake in the shape of a French flag, generously donated by Montilio’s Bakery
· Poitou donkey zookeeper encounters throughout the day where guests will have the opportunity to learn more about Samuel and Balthazar

WHEN: Wednesday, July 14, 2010

TIME: 10 AM – 5 PM (summer weekday hours)

TICKETS: Event is free with regular paid admission
Franklin Park Zoo Admission: $14.00 for adults; $8.00 for children (2-12); Children under 2 are free.

WHERE: Franklin Park Zoo, One Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA 02121

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 617-541-LION or visit www.franklinparkzoo.org