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Zoo Announces Conservation Leadership Lecture Series

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: February 5, 2014
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is announcing the Conservation Leadership Lecture Series for 2014, generously sponsored by Florida Crystals Corporation. The first lecture features Syd Kitson, President and CEO of Kitson & Partners and former NFL player, on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Zoo’s Tropics Café. The second lecture 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. In “An Evening with Syd Kitson,” Kitson will talk about his plans to build a solar-powered city in southwest Florida. In 2006, Kitson completed the historic purchase of the Babcock Ranch, which encompasses more than 92,000 acres. More than 80% of the original land purchase, some 73,000 acres within Charlotte and Lee counties, has been preserved by the State of Florida and Lee County in the largest single land preservation agreement in the state’s history.
Zoo Announces Conservation Leadership Lecture Series

“A Garden in the Wild” Dinner Dance Raises $1.19 Million

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: February 4, 2014
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society celebrated its annual Dinner Dance with the theme of “A Garden in the Wild” in honor of all things living at the Zoo on Friday, January 31, 2014 at The Breakers. Palm Beach’s wildest night was led by Chairman James D. Berwind, Honorary Chair Michele Kessler, Event Chairmen Whitney Wood Bylin and Thomas C. Quick and Auction Chair Samantha Storkerson. Andrew Aiken, President and CEO of the Zoo, reported that the event raised $1.19 million dollars, thanks to the generous sponsors, underwriters and guests. The nearly 400 supporters who gathered in the Mediterranean Ballroom for cocktails had the opportunity to come face-to-face with some of the Zoo’s most fascinating animals, handled by the Zoo’s Wildlife Care & Conservation Staff. Following a sumptuous dinner in the Venetian Ballroom, gala guests then bid on luxury items with the Chairman of Sotheby’s America’s Jamie Niven acting as auctioneer. The history-making auction, chaired by READ MORE>>
“A Garden in the Wild” Dinner Dance Raises $1.19 Million

Recycling: Did You Know - Infographic Courtesy of Park n Pool

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: February 4, 2014
Check out this informative infographic courtesy of Park n Pool regarding recycling...please click article title above to view.
Recycling: Did You Know - Infographic Courtesy of Park n Pool

Tiger-Friendly Sustainable Palm Oil Valentine’s Day Candy List

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: January 29, 2014
This information is a helpful guide for consumers that are concerned about Malayan tiger conservation and deforestation due to non-sustainable palm oil production in Malaysia. The companies listed below are members of the RSPO (Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil) and are committed to using certified sustainable palm oil. Please support companies that are doing their best to make a difference for wild tigers. Please click article title above to view full list.
Tiger-Friendly Sustainable Palm Oil Valentine’s Day Candy List

Zoo Celebrates Chinese New Year and the Year of the Horse

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: January 27, 2014
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is celebrating the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Horse on Saturday, February 1, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The world-renowned John Wai Kung Fu Academy will perform authentic dragon and lion dances at 1:30 p.m. in the Zoo’s Fountain Plaza. Other fun activities include Glass Production’s Purple People Painters Temporary Tattoo Artists, zookeeper talks and wildlife presentations as well as children’s crafts and giveaways.
Zoo Celebrates Chinese New Year and the Year of the Horse

Say Goodbye to Maya the Jaguar Before She Heads to the L.A. Zoo

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: January 25, 2014
Maya the jaguar has been a Palm Beach Zoo guest favorite since her birth five years ago. With her diva-ish personality and stunning good looks, she has touched the hearts of not only her keepers but the thousands of guests that have seen her grow-up. Join us this weekend, Saturday & Sunday, February 1 & 2, as we say goodbye to Maya. Like all growing children, they must eventually leave the nest and start families of their own. Maya will be leaving us to begin hers the week of February 3, 2014. Maya, like many of the Zoo's animals, is part of a Species Survival Plan (see below for more details) and has received a breeding recommendation from the Jaguar SSP Studbook Keeper to be paired with a handsome male jaguar at the Los Angeles Zoo. The first 100 children through the Zoo's gates on Saturday & Sunday, February 1 & 2 will receive a special jaguar-themed surprise from Maya herself.
Say Goodbye to Maya the Jaguar Before She Heads to the L.A. Zoo

Zoo Celebrates Milestone Birthday for Jaguar, Announces New Jaguar Sponsorship

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: January 21, 2014
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is honoring Muchacho, its male patriarch jaguar, for his milestone 20th birthday on Saturday, January 25, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with “Muchacho’s Birthday Bash.” The jaguar’s actual 20th birthday falls on Friday, January 24, 2014, and the Zoo is proud of not only his longevity, but the testimony this sends to the quality of care all of the Zoo’s endangered species receive. Jaguars typically live twelve to fifteen years in the wild... In addition to the milestone jaguar birthday, the Zoo is announcing its newest corporate sponsor, Jaguar Palm Beach. Their sponsorship will help continue the Zoo’s tradition of providing quality care for its resident jaguars, including Muchacho. “Jaguar Palm Beach is honored to sponsor the jaguar habitat at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society,” said Stephen Myers, owner of Jaguar Palm Beach. “We are proud to financially support institutions like the Zoo that make important conservation efforts...
Zoo Celebrates Milestone Birthday for Jaguar, Announces New Jaguar Sponsorship

Kaufmann de Suisse Honors Gala Chairs with Pre-Event Cocktail Reception

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: January 17, 2014
On Tuesday evening, January 14, 2014, the Kaufmann de Suisse fine jewelry boutique on Worth Avenue held a cocktail reception honoring the 2014 Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society Dinner Dance Chairs: Chairman James Berwind, Honorary Chairwoman Michele Kessler, Event Chairs Whitney Bylin and Thomas C. Quick and Auction Chairwoman Samantha Storkerson. The cocktail reception was a precursor for the Zoo’s annual gala, “A Garden in the Wild” Dinner Dance, which takes place Friday, January 31, 2014, at The Breakers in Palm Beach. Hosted by boutique owner Moneca Kaufmann, the evening was a sparkling success with an exceptional crowd of more than 125 guests who received a personal invitation to view and adorn the jeweler’s exclusive creations. In addition, guests were able to mingle with some of the Zoo’s most notable animals, partake in a photo booth by TapSnap and enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres by Christina’s Catering, including their customized “ZooCakes” animal cupcakes.
Kaufmann de Suisse Honors Gala Chairs with Pre-Event Cocktail Reception

Baby Watch: First Zoo Baby of 2014

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: January 16, 2014
The first arrival of 2014 at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is most likely to be a bouncing baby tapir. On December 27, 2013, zookeepers noticed Alyssa, a female Baird’s tapir, was showing signs of pregnancy. Veterinary staff performed an ultrasound that day, and detected a heartbeat. Zookeepers predict Alyssa will give birth to a tapir calf within the next one to two weeks. Alyssa has given birth to one tapir, Timmy, who became known for tipping over when he would lose his balance from what was later determined to be a double ear infection. Because Alyssa rejected Timmy when he was born, zookeepers have been researching methods they hope will encourage her to allow this baby to nurse, should she show a tendency to reject the calf. “We are extremely excited to be expecting a tapir calf in the near future,” said Nancy Nill, Associate Curator for the Zoo. “They are an endangered species, so every birth is important."
Baby Watch: First Zoo Baby of 2014

Kaufmann de Suisse Selling "Mirasol the Panther" Keychains to Raise Funds for the Zoo

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: January 15, 2014
Kaufmann de Suisse jewelers has designed a limited number of solid sterling silver high-relief key chains, exclusively for the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society. Handmade and etched in the on-site workshop, each key chain contains 33 grams of sterling silver made in the likeness of Mirasol, an endangered Florida Panther, now a resident of the Zoo. 100% of the profits benefit the Zoo! To purchase a keychain, please visit Kaufmann de Suisse Jewelers at 210 Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, FL or call (561) 832-4918 to order. Please click article title above to view images of the keychain and for more information.
Kaufmann de Suisse Selling

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