Zoo Miami Pin Unveiled at Hard Rock Cafe

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ZOO MIAMI PIN UNVEILED AT HARD ROCK CAFE




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Zoo Miami Pin Unveiled at Hard Rock Cafe

Jun 6, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Gonzalo Del Rio
Hard Rock Cafe Miami
305-377-3110

Cindy Castelblanco/Susana Cortazar
Zoological Society of Florida/Zoo Miami
305-255-5551/305-251-0400
cindyc@zsf.org  / susanac@miamidade.gov 

Miami, FL – June 1, 2011 - Lions, tigers and bears have made their way to Hard Rock Cafes across the U.S. and locally at Hard Rock Cafe Miami in partnership with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Hard Rock Cafe Miami has launched a special Jaguar pin with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the AZA and Zoo Miami. This limited-edition design features a jaguar from the Amazon & Beyond exhibit and is now available for purchase at Hard Rock Cafe Miami for $14, while supplies last. Hard Rock Cafe Miami is one of 24 Hard Rock locations nationwide offering city-specific, endangered species guitar pins. Please visit www.hardrock.com/miami  or call 305-377-3110 for additional details.

In celebration of this pin, Hard Rock Cafe Miami will be hosting a Happy Hour fundraiser for the Zoological Society of Florida on June 9th, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at its Bayside location (401 Biscayne Blvd. R-200). There will be a live band, hors d’ oeuvres, cash bar and a raffle to win rockin’ prizes, including the entire 24 Hard Rock Cafe Endangered Species Pin Collection, tickets to Feast With The Beasts, an Annual Pass to Zoo Miami and more! A $10 donation benefits the Zoological Society of Florida’s wildlife education and conservation programs. Visit www.zoomiami.org  to RSVP.

About the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)

Founded in 1924, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, education, science, and recreation. Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting an institution dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things. AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation, and your link to helping animals in their native habitats. For more information, please visit www.aza.org.

About Zoo Miami

Rated one of the top ten zoos in the U.S. by Tripadvisor.com, Zoo Miami houses more than 2,000 animals in natural habitats and provides visitors the feel of a safari. Enjoy animals like okapis, giant river otters, elephants and rhinos in large open air exhibits; a giraffe feeding station; camel rides; an Indian rhino encounter; meet and greets with Nickelodeon’s favorite animal rescuer, Diego; tram tours; family cycles; water play areas; a monorail and state-of-the-art exhibits like Amazon & Beyond. Zoo Miami is located at 12400 SW 152 street; Miami, FL 33177. General Zoo Admission is: $15.95 plus tax, per adult and $11.95 plus tax, per child (3-12). Hours are 9:30 am – 5:30 pm; ticket booths close at 4 pm. Parking is free. Annual pass holders and children under 2 are also free. For more information, please visit www.zoomiami.org  or call (305) 251-0400.

About Zoological Society of Florida

The Zoological Society of Florida, founded in 1956, is the non-profit support organization for Zoo Miami. Today it is one of the largest membership organizations in South Florida, with approximately 50,000 members. Its activities and programs include fundraising, marketing, volunteer services, educational programs, special events and member programming. Its mission is to encourage an appreciation for the world’s wildlife and to help conserve it for future generations. For more information, please visit www.zsf.org  or call (305) 255-5551.

About Hard Rock International

With a total of 163 venues in 50 countries, including 126 cafes and 15 Hotels/Casinos, Hard Rock International is one of the world's most globally recognized brands. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. In addition to the two flagship Seminole Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla., Hard Rock Hotels/Casinos are located in Las Vegas, Biloxi, Orlando, Chicago, San Diego, Pattaya, Bali, Macau, Penang, Singapore and Punta Cana. Additional hotel and casino projects have been announced including Panama Megapolis, scheduled to open in 2011; and Hungary, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, scheduled to open in 2013. Hard Rock International is owned by Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc. For further details on Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos, visit www.hardrockhotels.com . For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com .

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