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Iowa zoo helps April Fools’ Day pranksters


To celebrate April Fools’ Day, a zoo in Des Moines is ready to help all you pranksters.

According to zoo spokesperson, Ryan Bickel, the Blank Park Zoo has four phone numbers with special recordings made for an April Fools’ Day prank.

To play the prank- the prankster leaves a message on someone’s desk with a name and number written. The unsuspecting person calls and hopefully gets a good laugh when they reach one of the following numbers:

Ryne O., 515-974-2670

Anna Conda, 515-974-2671

Don Key, 515-974-2672

Wally B. Hoppin, 515-974-2673

“Several years ago, we were getting several hundred prank phone calls on April 1, and our people that answered the phone were frustrated,” said Bickel.”I thought it would be fun to set up voicemail messages that the pranksters could call instead.”

Even if you aren’t into pranks, the recordings are enjoyable to listen to.

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