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Animals ‘compete’ at Zoo Day sale

There’s a twist added to Kroger’s annual “Zoo Day.”

This year, 17 stores in the region will participate in the 20-year-tradition, which will feature a fundraising competition between three animals at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo.

The competition will feature Tengku the orangutan, Jelani the giraffe and Bill the lion.

Each store will be assigned to one of the three animals

Customers will be able to donate $1, $3 or $5 during checkout May 6-19, according to a statement. After making a donation, customers will pick an image of one of the animals and hang it up in the store.

Kroger also will donate 3 percent of its sales on May 16 to the zoo.

There also will be Zoo Day T-shirts available at the participating stores and there will be food sampling during the fundraiser.

On May 19 the zoo will admit one child free with a paying adult when they bring in a Kroger or Scott’s register receipt from May 16.