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Brew at the Zoo Returns for 2014

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: March 4, 2014
"Brew at the Zoo," Palm Beach County’s most unique craft beer festival, returns to the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. With more than 25 craft breweries, live music, delicious food and up-close animal encounters, event organizers encourage guests to purchase tickets early, since tickets must be purchased in advance and the event is predicted to sell out. “’Brew At The Zoo’ puts a special focus on South Florida brews,” said Ron Brooks, Events Manager for the Zoo. “It’s all about sustainability and the reduced impact on the environment that comes from local products.” “Our local breweries aren’t driving trucks across the country to deliver their product, it’s coming from just down the road, which leads to a lower carbon footprint,” Brooks continued. “They’re also creating jobs in our local economy, while creating a top-of-the-line product!” “Brew at the Zoo” guests must be 21 years old to enter, with a government-issued photo ID.
Brew at the Zoo Returns for 2014

Zoo Recognizes World Wildlife Day, Releases “Photo Ark” Video

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: March 3, 2014
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society recognized the inaugural World Wildlife Day on March 3, 2014, by publicly releasing a video that showcases photos taken of Zoo animals by National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore as part of the “Photo Ark.” The purpose of World Wildlife Day, according to the United Nations, is to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that conservation provides to people. World Wildlife Day was established by the UN after the March 3,1973 adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). “Every day, we strive to honor our mission of inspiring people to act on behalf of wildlife,” said Jan Steele, General Curator for the Zoo. “Now that March 3rd has become a day for everyone to celebrate global flora and fauna, it’s our chance to show our conservation efforts here at the Palm Beach Zoo to the world.”
Zoo Recognizes World Wildlife Day, Releases “Photo Ark” Video

Guests Attend First Conservation Leadership Lecture of 2014, Zoo Announces Next Lecture in Series

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: February 28, 2014
More than one hundred attendees came to the first of two Conservation Leadership Lectures at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, featuring Syd Kitson, President and CEO of Kitson & Partners and former NFL player. Both events in the 2014 Conservation Leadership Lecture Series are generously sponsored by Florida Crystals Corporation. In “An Evening with Syd Kitson,” Kitson discussed his revolutionary plans to build a solar-powered city in southwest Florida. He spoke of his goals for Babcock Ranch to be a sustainable, green community amidst the natural splendor of Florida’s undeveloped wilderness, providing an exceptional example of environmental preservation and responsible growth. The second event in the 2014 Conservation Leadership Lecture Series features Carlton Ward, Jr., native Floridian and environmental photojournalist, on Thursday, April 10, 2014, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., also at the Zoo’s Tropics Café. READ MORE >>
Guests Attend First Conservation Leadership Lecture of 2014, Zoo Announces Next Lecture in Series

Go WILD this Spring Break, and Spend the Night at the Zoo!

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: February 25, 2014
Children ages 6 and up, accompanied by a parent or guardian, are invited to the “Family Night Owls Overnight Adventure” on Friday, March 14, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society. This unique opportunity to spend the night at the Zoo is a nocturnal adventure that families will never forget! Activities include, but are not limited to, up-close animal encounters, night tours of the Zoo, crafts, games, a pizza snack and a continental breakfast. “We are proud to offer children and adults throughout South Florida a unique opportunity to learn about zoos, their inhabitants, and wildlife conservation,” said Kristen Cytacki, Director of Education for the Zoo. “Our fundamental goal is to provide families with an entertaining adventure, that is also educational and memorable.” READ MORE >>
Go WILD this Spring Break, and Spend the Night at the Zoo!

ZOOvies: Florida’s First Outdoor 3D Movie Experience

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: February 21, 2014
The public is invited to enjoy an inspiring family movie during “ZOOvies,” Florida’s first outdoor 3D movie experience, to be held at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society on Friday, February 28, 2014, with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. and the movie beginning at 7 p.m. A 3D screen and a 2D screen will be set up in the Fountain Plaza, and guests are invited to bring blankets, cushions or low-rise beach chairs chairs for their comfort. The first “ZOOvies” presentation, produced by Twilight Features, will be “RIO 3D.” The Zoo’s hyacinth macaw, Perus, will greet guests as a species ambassador and a close relative of Blu, a Spix’s macaw that is the lead character in the movie. Both hyacinth macaws and Spix’s macaws are endangered species.
ZOOvies: Florida’s First Outdoor 3D Movie Experience

“Jungle Jack” Hanna visits Zookeepers at Palm Beach Zoo

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: February 21, 2014
“Jungle Jack” Hanna visited the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society on Friday, February 21, 2014, at the Zoo’s Melvin J. and Claire Levine Animal Care Complex, thanks to a special invitation issued to him by Amanda Joy, the Zoo’s Gift Shop Manager, and Kathie Comerford, Board Member for the Zoo. Please click the article title above for more information and to view photos of Jungle Jack's visit.
“Jungle Jack” Hanna visits Zookeepers at Palm Beach Zoo

Sea Turtle Week Presented by Force-E Dive Shops

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: February 20, 2014
The Florida Hawksbill Project at the Palm Beach Zoo is partnering with Force-E dive shops to host Sea Turtle Week from March 1-9. For all the details and sign-ups, please click the article title above.
Sea Turtle Week Presented by Force-E Dive Shops

Smallest Zoo Residents May Become Big Environmental Indicators

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: February 20, 2014
The smallest residents at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society are five Perdido Key beach mice babies, estimated to have been born in December 2013. On Wednesday, February 19, 2014, Zoo staff members examined each baby mouse and determined there are three male and two female baby mice, all from one breeding pair. Conservation of the dunes that the endangered Perdido Key beach mice live in helps protect residents and structures near beach coastlines from the effects of hurricanes. The mice burrow in sand dunes, so their presence indicates the dunes are strong, and thus more likely to protect homes from storms. The Zoo’s Perdido Key Beach Mouse Captive Breeding & Reintroduction Program was established after wild mice populations were decimated following hurricanes. The captive population continues to provide a source of beach mice to augment the wild population, if needed, and they were used in 2010 to re-establish a wild population at the west end of Perdido Key.
Smallest Zoo Residents May Become Big Environmental Indicators

Zoo Announces Birth of Baird's Tapir & New Zoo Blog

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: February 18, 2014
A female Baird’s tapir born on Monday, February 17, 2014 at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is the Zoo’s first birth of 2014, and a new Zoo blog (www.palmbeachzoo.blog.com) will post updates of the calf’s condition, along with other Zoo topics. “Alyssa,” a Baird’s tapir, gave birth in the evening to a female calf, and has since remained extremely protective of it. Wildlife Care and Conservation staff closed all foot traffic around the area where “Alyssa” currently remains, with only her primary zookeepers having access to the mother and baby. Jan Steele, General Curator for the Zoo, said the calf appears to be in good health. “We want to prevent ‘Alyssa’ from inadvertently injuring the calf while she is trying to protect it,” said Steele. “We expect her to calm down over the next day or two, but until then, we want to give her space to strengthen the mother-calf bond.”
Zoo Announces Birth of Baird's Tapir & New Zoo Blog

Zoo Features Photo Exhibition of World’s Most Biodiverse Protected Area

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: February 12, 2014
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is announcing the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) presentation of “Madidi: Portraits of Bolivian Biodiversity,” on Thursday, February 20, 2014, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Zoo’s Mayan Plaza. The event is made possible thanks to the generous support of Ashley Schiff Ramos and The Schiff Foundation, as well as Florida Crystals Corporation. The Zoo funds continuing research in the Greater Madidi-Tambopata Landscape, which is recognized as the most biologically diverse protected area in the world. WCS’s Conservation Program in Bolivia takes place where many different ecosystems converge. Those ecosystems include Amazonian rainforests, montane cloud forests, lowland savannas, highland grasslands, dry inter-Andean forests and high Andean mountains. “The Madidi region is critical for the conservation of endangered wildlife that have large home ranges,” said Jan Steele, General Curator for the Zoo. “Our jaguars here at the Zoo READ MORE >>>
Zoo Features Photo Exhibition of World’s Most Biodiverse Protected Area

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