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Little Rock Zoo and McLarty Automotive Group Announce Partnership

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019

LITTLE ROCK (June 18, 2019) – The Little Rock Zoo and the McLarty Automotive Group are proud to jointly announce their new partnership with a press conference to be held Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at 10am at the Zoo.  The main aspects of the partnership are McLarty’s sponsorship of the Little Rock Zoo’s new McLarty Education Village and Garden and the Zoo’s Zoofari camps.   As the McLarty group has become the official sponsor of both of these initiatives, they have shown their commitment to education, educational outreach, and community building.     

The McLarty Education Village and Garden, located on the northeast corner of Zoo property is the site of daily summer Zoofari camps, and will soon be the site of a working vegetable garden.   Summer 2019 is the inaugural usage of these two new buildings.  They will house seventy-five (75+) kids each week who come to the Zoofari camps for summer educational enrichment activities.   

The building will also be used for hosting other events such as onsite educational programming and birthday parties.  Once planted, the garden will be used to grow food for Zoo animals and to teach children about healthy lifestyles and nutrition.   

The mission of the Little Rock Zoo is create engaging experiences that inspire people to value and conserve our natural world.  Through this partnership, the McLarty Automotive group has made a commitment to help the Zoo continue to accomplish that mission every day.   

To learn more about McLarty Automotive Group and Little Rock Zoo partnership, please contact

About the Zoo

The Little Rock Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.  Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you and a better future for all living things.  With its more than 200 accredited members, AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation and your link to helping animals in their native habitats.  For more information, visit

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