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August 2014 Special Events & Promotions Announced

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: July 31, 2014
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is announcing the following special events and promotions for the month of August 2014 - for a complete list please click on the article title above...
August 2014 Special Events & Promotions Announced

Story Time, Library Discount Offered at Zoo for the Summer

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: July 25, 2014
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is debuting a new event geared towards encouraging children to connect with wildlife through reading, and introducing a summertime discount on admission with a Palm Beach County Library System card. “Story Time at the Zoo” will be held every Saturday in August 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the Zoo’s Conservation Station. The event will be included in Zoo admission, and will include a guided tour to an animal habitat featured in the story, as well as a craft activity that can be taken home. From now until August 31, 2014, the Zoo is also offering a $2.00 discount off of regular child admission with the purchase of one regular adult admission when the child can show a Palm Beach County Library System card. Read more by clicking the article title above...
Story Time, Library Discount Offered at Zoo for the Summer

Honoring a Profession of Dedication: National Zoo Keeper Week

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: July 22, 2014
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is giving recognition to the dedication of zookeepers and other members of its Wildlife Care & Conservation Team, including animal trainers, educators, veterinary staff, curators, interns and volunteers during National Zoo Keeper Week through July 26, 2014. Staff members are giving fans a peek into their daily routines through social media posts using the hashtag #pbzookeeperweek. - “We are proud to honor our Wildlife Care & Conservation Team during this special week,” said Jan Steele, general curator for the Zoo. “Their dedication to the animals in our care shows in every action they take.” Read more by clicking the article title above...
Honoring a Profession of Dedication: National Zoo Keeper Week

Zoo Closing Early on August 10th for Private Event

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: July 15, 2014
Please note that the Palm Beach Zoo will be closing at 3:30 PM (last admission sold at 2:45 PM) on Sunday, August 10, 2014 for a zoo-wide private event. For further information, please email us at info@palmbeachzoo.org. Thank you!
Zoo Closing Early on August 10th for Private Event

Patriarch Jaguar Mourned at the Palm Beach Zoo

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: July 10, 2014
Staff members at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society are mourning the loss of the Zoo’s 20-year-old patriarch jaguar, Muchacho. The cat was humanely euthanized on July 10, 2014, after veterinary staff found that he was suffering from incurable spinal problems. Zookeepers first noticed something was wrong on July 8, when they observed his back legs were paralyzed. Vet staff brought in a neurological specialist for a full assessment, when it was determined that his condition was swiftly deteriorating, and would not improve with medical treatment. “It is a sad, but appropriate course of action to humanely euthanize Muchacho under these circumstances, given the hopelessly terminal nature of his condition,” explained Jan Steele, general curator for the Zoo. “It was clear that he was in pain, and at that point it becomes a quality-of-life concern. It was not an option for us to allow him to continue to suffer.” TO READ MORE, PLEASE CLICK THE ARTICLE TITLE ABOVE...
Patriarch Jaguar Mourned at the Palm Beach Zoo

Independence Day Weekend Events

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: June 29, 2014
Join us this Independence Day weekend for some good ole fashion family fun! Check out the many events we have planned for this weekend! Please click on the article title above to view complete list...
Independence Day Weekend Events

Fundraiser for Zoo at Off the Hookah on July 3rd

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: June 27, 2014
A fundraiser for the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society will be held on July 3, 2014, at the “Off The Hookah” restaurant in West Palm Beach, Florida, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Ticket purchase includes admission into the party just outside of the restaurant on Clematis Street, open bar courtesy of Tito's Homemade Vodka, and passed hors d'oeuvres. Guests must print a ticket with a unique bar code and present it to be allowed entry to the party. There are two parts to this party! As part of the free street party from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., the Zoo will have display tables with interesting presentations where guests can learn about Zoo animals and he Florida Hawksbill Research and Conservation Program. There will also be a stage with live music and an exciting BMX bicycle exhibition and much more. From 7:30 p.m. until 10 p.m., there will be a ticketed party with an open bar and free passed hors d’oeuvres. For more information or to purchase tickets, please click the event title above.
Fundraiser for Zoo at Off the Hookah on July 3rd

“Red, White & Zoo” Patriotic Weekend

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: June 26, 2014
The bald eagles Shenandoah and Noble Peace invite guests to participate in the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society’s “Red, White & Zoo” patriotic weekend from July 4, 2014, through July 6, 2014. The bald eagle was chosen as the emblem of the United States of America because of its majestic beauty, great strength, long life and because the bird is native to North America. “We are proud to offer events, kid-friendly activities and wildlife presentations filled with family fun and patriotic pride on Independence Day, and through the entire holiday weekend,” said Ron Brooks, Events Manager for the Zoo. “Even the animals are getting into the American spirit, with daily patriotic ‘Wild Things Presentations’ and a scavenger hunt with a chance to win a red, white and blue Animal Art prize. For those who are looking to celebrate our nation’s freedom and independence, this is the perfect time to visit the Zoo!” For more information, please click on the article title above...
“Red, White & Zoo” Patriotic Weekend

Zoo Selects Ovations Food Services as Exclusive Catering and Concessions Partner

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: June 24, 2014
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society has selected Tampa-based Ovations Food Services, a nationally recognized food and beverage service provider, to manage the Zoo’s day-to-day food and beverage operations. This new partnership will enable the Zoo to focus on its non-profit mission: to inspire people to act on behalf of wildlife and the natural world. In partnering with Ovations Food Services, which operates at more than 140 public assembly facilities across North America, including the Palm Beach County Convention Center, the Zoo will benefit from the company’s expertise in food and beverage operations as well as the marketing and booking of high-caliber events. Ovations Food Services’ Everything’s Fresh™ approach will provide guests the highest quality food and beverage service by preparing and assembling food right in front of guests with ingredients that are locally sourced whenever possible. READ MORE by clicking on the article title above...
Zoo Selects Ovations Food Services as Exclusive Catering and Concessions Partner

Paley's Kids Visit the Palm Beach Zoo

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: June 22, 2014
Thanks so much to the folks from Paley Kids Network? who spent this past Safari Night with us - we had a blast! For more information on the Paley Foundation, please visit their website at http://www.paleyfoundation.org/get-involved - To view photos from their visit, please click on the article title above.
Paley's Kids Visit the Palm Beach Zoo

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