Psst, have you thought of that perfect April Fools joke yet? April Fools is a tough joke to pull off. First of all, everyone is suspicious and hard to prank that day. Second, it’s tough to find a joke that will take the victim … er… friend by surprise without crossing the line into harmful. This year, you can collaborate with the Indianapolis Zoo to pull off a joke on Monday that your loved ones won’t see coming and yet won’t find offensive.
Every spring, the Indianapolis Zoo hosts a special one-day April Fools voicemail line. You are encouraged to call and leave messages for your friends and family members, asking them to return calls from fictitious characters, leaving (317) 630-2059 as the callback number. We encourage you to be creative with the character names. If you’re truly stumped on good names, the Indianapolis Zoo is happy to start your brainstorm with a few funny examples:
- Ellie Fonte
- Anna Mull
- Murrary Katz
- Dolly Finn
- Wally Russ
The key part to this April Fools joke is to remember to instruct them to dial the one-day hotline — (317) 630-2059 — to return the call. If they do (you might want to pick someone who doesn’t use caller-id to truly trick them), they will hear a prerecorded message from your fictitious characters at the Indianapolis Zoo.