In celebration of National Banana Day, Banana Loca, a new kitchen gadget that cores and fills bananas, is sponsoring a banana-themed event at Franklin Park Zoo’s Tropical Forest.

Banana Loca is donating a year’s worth of bananas to baby Pablo and his gorilla family, as well as to the other banana-loving animals throughout the zoo.

Franklin Park Zoo, Saturday 4/17 from 9am-4pm

  • Enter to win “Zoodopt” (gorilla plush, behind-the-scenes tour and four daytime passes)
  • Giveaways include free Banana Loca products, coloring books and more (supplies limited)
  • Socially-distanced photo opportunity with mascot “Loca”

“The animals that reside at Franklin Park and Stone Zoos eat over a thousand pounds of bananas a year, so we’re very thankful to Banana Loca for this very generous donation. Baby gorilla Pablo especially enjoys bananas as a novel treat,” said Kevin Milhomme, Director of Corporate Partnerships with Zoo England.

Banana Loca will also be demoing their banana invention with special local guests.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Boston Blogger Moms, such as Alyssa Loring of Feathers & Stripes, Stephanie Herron Rice of A Little Too Loud, and Sarah Martin from South Shore Moms, to help us connect with Bostonians and grow our Banana Bunch,” said Bechara Jaoudeh, co-inventor of Banana Loca.

Families and kids of all ages are invited to visit the Banana Loca activation on Saturday. The winner of the “Zoodopt” prize package will be announced on @MyBananaLoca on 4/21, National Banana Day!

Advance online ticket purchase is required for a Zoo visit. To purchase tickets, visit

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