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Palm Beach Zoo Events: September 2017

Palm Beach Zoo Events: September 2017

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Palm Beach Zoo announces the following special events and promotions for September 2017:  Kids Free Labor Day Weekend: Friday, September 1-Monday, September 4 It's our 4th annual KIDS FREE LABOR DAY WEEKEND! To celebrate all of South Florida's hard-working parents,

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Palm Beach Zoo Releases Statement, Announces Gala Venue Change

Palm Beach Zoo Releases Statement, Announces Gala Venue Change

Update: Our annual Tropical Safari fundraiser gala will remain on the island of Palm Beach, and we were able to secure the same date in February at The Breakers.  WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society announces its decision to move its upcoming 2018 annual fundraiser

Palm Beach Zoo Welcomes Female Koala, Katherine

Palm Beach Zoo Welcomes Female Koala, Katherine

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Palm Beach Zoo announces the arrival of a female koala, Katherine, from the Los Angeles Zoo. "Katherine is coming to us on a Species Survival Plan (SSP) breeding recommendation," said Nancy Nill, the Zoo's associate curator. "We are excited to welcome her to our family." 

Behind-the-Scenes With Koala Keeper, Brian Putnam

Behind-the-Scenes With Koala Keeper, Brian Putnam

Meet Brian Putnam, a zoo keeper at the Palm Beach Zoo. With over 17 years of experience and a Master’s Degree in Marine Biology, it is safe to say that Putnam is an animal expert. He is also one of the koala handlers for the Koala Experience at the Zoo. During this half hour experience, visitors

Palm Beach Zoo Mourns the Loss of Malayan tiger, Hati

Palm Beach Zoo Mourns the Loss of Malayan tiger, Hati

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society mourns the passing of Malayan tiger, Hati. He was 14-years-old.   “Our very observant staff noticed an abnormal bulge in his abdomen and monitored it throughout the day,” explained Nancy Nill, the Zoo’s associate curator.

Palm Beach Zoo Events: August 2017

Palm Beach Zoo Events: August 2017

Safari Nights: every Friday night thru the end of August, 4:30p – 9:00p THE ZOO COMES ALIVE as Safari Nights returns for its 8th summer of evening fun every Friday night, from 4:30p-9p through August! MEMBERS ARE FREE! Come dressed to match the nightly themes and ENTER TO WIN an AWESOME Palm

Zoo Inspires Carpool, Commuter Challenge

Zoo Inspires Carpool, Commuter Challenge

Zoo President & CEO, Andrew Aiken, shown here biking to work, was instrumental in creating a strong emphasis on conservation initiatives here at our Zoo. Make your commute count. Palm Beach Zoo employees are leading by example, inspiring others to carpool and help save wildlife. Kids Who

Working to Save The Vaquita: Most Endangered Marine Mammal

Working to Save The Vaquita: Most Endangered Marine Mammal

Have you heard about vaquitas? They are the world’s most endangered marine mammal. With the entire population of the vaquita down to just 30 animals, urgent action must be taken. Palm Beach Zoo is proud to be one of over 100 AZA facilities in 2017 to contribute towards an emergency rescue

Palm Beach Zoo Mourns Loss of Oldest Cat, Sharon the Ocelot

Palm Beach Zoo Mourns Loss of Oldest Cat, Sharon the Ocelot

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society announces the passing of its oldest cat, Sharon, the ocelot. She was 23-years-old.  “Sharon was the most senior feline in our care, she was very loved, and she will be missed,” explained Associate Curator Nancy Nill.