Pine Grove Zoo’s ‘Gone Wild’ event set for St. Patrick’s Day

Pictured are Dave Eichholz, left, and Ted Manderfeld who are the Deuces Wild. They defy all expectations and experiences in a dueling piano show. The two take the audience on a variety class act adventure, where the audience paves the way to a wild and zany performance.
Pictured are Dave Eichholz, left, and Ted Manderfeld who are the Deuces Wild. They defy all expectations and experiences in a dueling piano show. The two take the audience on a variety class act adventure, where the audience paves the way to a wild and zany performance.

Pine Grove Zoo’s “Coming out of Hibernation Zoo Gone Wild” has been set for Friday, March 17, St. Patrick’s Day. It will be held from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Falls Ballroom in Little Falls. Guests will enjoy appetizers from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m., with entertainment provided by the Deuces Wild Dueling Piano show, from 8 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

In its seventh year, the Zoo Gone Wild has proven to be a fun, laugh till you cry, event that you don’t want to miss, said Marnita Van Hoecke, Pine Grove Zoo’s director. “Every year the show is different, while still maintaining the fun, light-hearted atmosphere that makes guests want to come back year after year. Not only are these guys amazing entertainers, they are also great comedians,” she said.

This year, the event is welcoming guests 18 and older. Guests will be carded with wristbands distributed. Tickets are only presold and will not be sold at the door. Leprechauns are encouraged to attend.

While a St. Patrick’s Day theme will be the backdrop of the annual event, it won’t take away from the excitement of Pine Grove Zoo’s newest animal reveal during the traditional “four-minute song.”

Pine Grove Zoo, located in Little Falls, has been proudly welcoming visitors throughout Minnesota as well as the United States since 1913. Pine Grove Zoo is dedicated to promoting educational, environmental and conservation messages while creating life-long memories for families and visitors of all ages. Zoo staff realizes the importance of family and community and strive to make positive, meaningful and life changing memories, while creatively inserting their enthusiasm for nature.

For tickets, contact Pine Grove Zoo at (320) 616-5595 or [email protected].