Nintendo Holding Donkey Kong Country Zoo Event

i 38775 1024x637 Nintendo Holding Donkey Kong Country Zoo EventNintendo of America has a pretty interesting event going on during the Memorial Day Weekend (May 24-27). The Big N will be collaborating with the Los Angeles Zoo to bring Donkey Kong Country to life. The following announcement sent out by Nintendo of America explains all the potassium filled details,

“During Memorial Day weekend, Nintendo of America and the Los Angeles Zoo will be hosting a four-day event and renaming the gorilla habitat as “Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D at Campo Gorilla Reserve” to celebrate the release of Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D for Nintendo 3DS and to bring awareness to the endangered gorillas, whose relatives in the wild face threats such as poaching and habitat loss. The fun and educational activities include a “Donkey Kong Interactive Experience” involving the zoo’s family of lowland gorillas. The animals will receive cardboard barrels (inspired by the ones found in the game) that are filled with treats and that enrich their behavior. Visitors and fans can also play Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D at various kiosks in the zoo and take pictures with the costumed Donkey Kong character.”

So, as the announcements pointed out, you can expect to run into some rather uncommon sights if you’re planning a trip to the Los Angeles Zoo this holiday. So don’t forget to pack your Nintendo 3DS alongside that sunscreen and please toss us some DK pictures if you manage to snap any!

 

Who:

  • i 38770 1024x1024 Nintendo Holding Donkey Kong Country Zoo EventGorillas, Donkey Kong, zoo visitors and Nintendo video game fans
  • Friday-Monday, May 24-27: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Gorilla feeding experience — Friday-Monday, May 24-27: 12:30 p.m. PT
  • Press event — Friday, May 24: 30 a.m. PT (Media RSVP by 10 a.m. on May 22)
  • Los Angeles Zoo

When:

  • Friday-Monday, May 24-27: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Gorilla feeding experience — Friday-Monday, May 24-27: 12:30 p.m. PT
  • Press event — Friday, May 24: 30 a.m. PT (Media RSVP by 10 a.m. on May 22)

Where:

  • Los Angeles Zoo,  5333 Zoo Drive,  Los Angeles, CA 90027

i 38768 1024x1024 Nintendo Holding Donkey Kong Country Zoo EventVisuals:

  • Families, kids, Nintendo fans and real-life gorillas taking part in the “Donkey Kong Interactive Experience.” Zoo personnel will give the gorillas cardboard barrels filled with food to interact with.
  • The costumed Donkey Kong character walking around the zoo, taking pictures with zoo visitors and Nintendo fans.
  • Zoo visitors and Nintendo fans playing and enjoying Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D at Nintendo 3DS stations set up in the zoo.

 

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Written by Jonathan Parsons

English teacher and freelance writer Jonathan Parsons is a longtime gamer working abroad in Japan. He spends his free time swimming through the Akita winter snow to his car and playing classic PC and Famicom games.

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