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Zoo Boise: Wild at Heart

Saturday, Feb. 8

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Looking to show a special someone how much you care? Does that someone have to be human? No? Then Zoo Boise is here to set you up with the perfect date to share the season of love with.

The zoo opens its doors for the first annual Wild at Heart event, a new way for you to get in the spirit before Valentine's Day. For the low, low price of free, you'll get a chance to make sure that your favorite animals at the zoo aren't left out of all the Valentine's festivities; Spider Monkeys, porcupines, and warty pigs need love just as much as the rest of us (if not more). While the zoo's inhabitants get a special, Valentine's Day-themed treat with their food, you get to flex your creative muscles making them a card.

Make sure to show up before last admission at 4:30 p.m. so you don't miss the opportunity to tell your friends and family that you finally had a date to be proud of. Maybe don't mention the fact that your "date" was actually a territorial, loud-mouthed bird of prey with a hankering for small rodents. Or do, depending on how open-minded they are.