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Congratulations to Samantha Petiprin!


 Zoo names Trumbull girl as Trot Chair

Trumbull fifth grade student Samantha Petiprin has been named the honorary chair for the Beardsley Zoo’s inaugural Tiger Trot, a one-mile family fun walk that takes place at the zoo on Saturday, May 5. The walk/trot will include all-day admission to the zoo, with special activities, face painting, music, giveaways, and surprises.
Ten-year-old Samantha recently raised more than $600 for Amur tiger cubs Reka and Zeya by selling homemade baked goods. A student at Tashua Elementary School in Trumbull, Samantha is now fundraising for her Tiger Trot team, called Team Reka and Zeya, after the tiger cubs. According to her mother, Jenna Petiprin, although Samantha has been coming to the zoo since she was a baby and has always loved the tigers, her first word was “condor.”
Registration is $22 for adults, and $12 for children. The zoo invites participants to set up their own fundraising pages on the zoo’s website at beardsleyzoo.org. Sponsorships are available at all levels. Contact Amanda Bolanos at 203-394-6574


May 2018 Tiger Times