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Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for October 4 at Palm Beach Zoo

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: September 22, 2014
The second annual Exotic Pet Amnesty Day for Palm Beach County will be held on October 4, 2014, at the former Garden Club building in Dreher Park, behind the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society and next to the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium (address: 4800 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach). The public is invited to surrender any exotic nonnative animals they may be keeping as pets – no penalties and no questions asked. Surrendered animals will be accepted between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. These animals will be checked by a veterinarian and made available for adoption by experienced individuals who are capable of caring for them. Animals that will be accepted for surrender include reptiles, amphibians, mammals, birds, fish and invertebrates. Domestic animals will not be accepted. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CLICK ON THE ARTICLE TITLE ABOVE...
Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for October 4 at Palm Beach Zoo

Gwen Lovett, Spider Monkey Studbook Keeper Receives Award

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: September 16, 2014
Gwen Lovett, one of our longest serving employees got a wonderful surprise on Monday morning...she was named the Most Determined, Dedicated and Devoted Studbook Keeper through the Association of Zoo's & Aquariums' Population Management Center (PMC) at the Lincoln Park Zoo! Studbook Keepers, Species Survial Plan (SSP) Coordinators, & Taxon Advisory Group (TAG) Chairs volunteer their time for the good of the populations in our care. Each year those who have worked with the PMC and stood out for their efforts in making the PMC’s jobs easier are recognized for their hardwork. So we would like to add our special congratulations to the Most Determined, Dedicated, and Devoted Studbook Keeper, Gwen Lovett, Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society / Studbook Keeper, Spider Monkey SSP
Gwen Lovett, Spider Monkey Studbook Keeper Receives Award

Take a Sneak Peek Behind-the-Scenes of the New Malayan Tiger Habitat

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: September 13, 2014
Walk through our new Malayan tiger habitat, as it is still undergoing construction! Through a multi-year commitment as lead corporate sponsor, Braman Motorcars will support the Zoo’s tiger health and wellness, education and daily operations in the expanded exhibit habitat. TO VIEW THE VIDEO, PLEASE CLICK ON THE ARTICLE TITLE ABOVE...
Take a Sneak Peek Behind-the-Scenes of the New Malayan Tiger Habitat

Spooky Snooze Family Overnight at the Zoo

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: September 12, 2014
Double, double, toil and trouble, are you brave enough to spend a night at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society? Guests are invited for a special Halloween-themed “Spooky Snooze Family Overnight at the Zoo,” on October 18, 2014, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. Participants can enjoy an evening of pumpkin painting, crafts, night-time tours and a pizza snack. The next morning, guests will have a continental breakfast and an animal activity. Cost per participant is $35 for Zoo members, and $40 for non-members. The program can be reserved for scout or community groups. Activities are geared for children six years old and and older, so “mummies” and/or daddies must attend. Scouts and community groups can book a private Spooky Snooze Overnight at the Zoo program during weekends in October, other than October 18th. To register for the “Spooky Snooze Family Overnight at the Zoo,” visit this link: http://www.palmbeachzoo.org/family-overnights - FOR MORE INFO, CLICK THE ARTICLE TITLE ABOVE...
Spooky Snooze Family Overnight at the Zoo

Meet Our Newest Resident: An Indian Pygmy Gosling

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: September 12, 2014
Meet our newest resident, an Indian Pygmy gosling! This baby was born on August 23rd to mother Dhati and father Madhu. Zookeepers are remaining hands-off for now to allow it to bond with its parents. The harsh reality is that out of the nearly 299 hatchlings of this species who were born in zoos for the past few decades, only 31 ever made it to adulthood. We don't yet know the gosling's gender, but we do know that we are optimistic for this little one. Visit this cutie in the Beuttenmuller Asian Aviary this weekend. To find the gosling, just look for the Asian Aviary’s stream— this baby loves to swim, and it looks completely adorable paddling around! TO VIEW PHOTOS OF THIS LITTLE CUTIE, PLEASE CLICK THE ARTICLE TITLE ABOVE...
Meet Our Newest Resident: An Indian Pygmy Gosling

Palm Beach Zoo Undergoes Renovations, Offers Half-Priced Discount on Admission

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: September 8, 2014
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is offering half-off admission during the week of September 8 through September 12, 2014. Like a snake shedding old skin, the Zoo is undergoing renovations to improve visitor pathways. While approximately half of the Zoo grounds will be closed off during the construction process, guests can visit the Zoo for 50% off regular, full-priced admission pricing from September 8 through September 12. No coupons, discounts or other promotions will be accepted during the week. Half-off admission discount includes the Safari Nights event on Friday evening, which occurs from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Keeper Talks and roving Animal Encounters will take place on the east side of the Zoo, to enhance guests’ experiences. “We hope guests will pardon our dust while we undergo construction,” said Brian Luongo, director of facilities and design for the Zoo. “These renovations will ultimately better improve our visitors’ walking experience.”
Palm Beach Zoo Undergoes Renovations, Offers Half-Priced Discount on Admission

September 2014 Special Events & Promotions Announced

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: September 4, 2014
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is announcing the following special events and promotions for the month of September 2014...please click the article title above to view the complete list...
September 2014 Special Events & Promotions Announced

Palm Beach Zoo Debuts “Rainy Day To Do List”

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: August 27, 2014
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is announcing an online “Rainy Day To Do List” section of the Zoo’s website, www.palmbeachzoo.org/rainy-day-to-do-list. The list offers suggestions on activities and exhibits that guests can explore at the Zoo, even during inclement weather. The Zoo has many covered exhibits from which guests can view animals, which sometimes are more active during the rain. August 2014 has had the most rainfall of the year so far, so the Zoo wants to work with Mother Nature.Click the article title above to continue reading...
Palm Beach Zoo Debuts “Rainy Day To Do List”

Conservation Leadership Lecture at Zoo Focuses on Agriculture

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: August 22, 2014
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is announcing the fourth Conservation Leadership Lecture of 2014, generously sponsored by Florida Crystals Corporation. The lecture is titled “Common Ground: Agriculture and Conservation in Florida’s Heartland,” featuring Mallory Lykes Dimmitt. Dimmitt coordinates the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition project team and serves as the Executive Director. The Conservation Leadership Lecture will occur on September 18, 2014, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Zoo’s Tropics Café. Guests are invited to enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and Zoo animal encounters from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. before the lecture presentation. Members of the media are invited to pre-interview Dimmitt by telephone ahead of the event. For more information or to purchase your tickets now, please click the article title above...
Conservation Leadership Lecture at Zoo Focuses on Agriculture

Zoo & Braman Motorcars Announce Long-Term Partnership to Support Malayan Tiger Habitat Expansion

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: August 18, 2014
The Malayan tiger habitat at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is undergoing construction to more than double in size, as the Zoo announces its newest corporate sponsor, Braman Motorcars Palm Beach & Jupiter. Through a multi-year commitment as lead corporate sponsor, Braman Motorcars will support the Zoo’s tiger health and wellness, education and daily operations in the expanded exhibit habitat. The Zoo’s two Malayan tigers, male Keemasan Mata and female Berapi Api, both reside in the Australia/Asia section of the Zoo, which is where the new habitat will be located. Construction began at the beginning of 2014, and is expected to be completed by the end of the year. Zoo officials are hopeful Mata and Berapi will have tiger cubs, and the two tigers have been paired since February through a breeding recommendation made by the Tiger Species Survival Plan (SSP) of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). READ MORE BY CLICKING THE ARTICLE TITLE ABOVE...
Zoo & Braman Motorcars Announce Long-Term Partnership to Support Malayan Tiger Habitat Expansion

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