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Wildlife park caps summer with Bobs & Lolo

August 28, 2015 10:13 A.M.

They’re not the stars of the show, but Bobs & Lolo promise to create a lot of fun “connecting dots” at B.C. Wildlife Park on Saturday, Aug. 29.

The stars, as always, are the park’s animal residents, part of The Great Summer Finale, which takes place from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

It has been a great summer visitor-wise for the park, said general manager Glenn Grant. Numbers have been up substantially during the park’s busiest season with about 18,000 passing through the front door. Coach stops by international travellers as well as the low Canadian dollar have helped to boost attendance.

Clover the Kermode bear is the biggest single attraction, he said. There is an interpretive talk about Clover at noon each day.

Bobs & Lolo are B.C. children’s performers Robyn Hardy and Lorraine Pond. Both have a background as educators and deliver a show intended to connect kids with the natural world through music, movement and imagination. They were nominated for Junos in 2010 and 2012.

The day also includes a barbecue special from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Fun Factor Bouncy inflatables from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Other scheduled animal encounters include porcupine feeding at 10 a.m., bobcat feeding at 1 p.m., a bird of prey encounter at 2 p.m.; and moose feeing at 3 p.m. The Home Hardware Family Farm is open from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Last admission is at 4:30 p.m.

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