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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

July 2014 Special Events & Promotions Announced for Palm Beach Zoo

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: June 19, 2014
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is announcing the following special events for the month of July 2014...click the article title above to view the complete listing.
July 2014 Special Events & Promotions Announced for Palm Beach Zoo

Rare Baby Crane Chick Receives Name by Twitter Votes

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: June 18, 2014
A rare male red-crowned crane chick at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society has been named through a 24-hour Twitter naming contest, and the public has chosen Kakashi as the chick’s new name. The name means “scarecrow” in Japanese, paying homage to the native habitat of the endangered species. Twitter users could tweet the Zoo @palmbeachzoo and hashtag their choice among three naming options chosen by zookeepers: Kaze (wind), Tobu (fly) and Kakashi (scarecrow). Kakashi is pronounced kuh-KAH-shee (http://www.forvo.com/word/kakashi/). The three-week-old chick is on exhibit with his parents in the crane habitat within the Australia/Asia section of the Zoo. He was born May 21, 2014, to mother Akai and father Yuki. This is the first chick for the two crane parents. The birth was part of a Species Survival Plan (SSP) recommendation through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). READ MORE by clicking on the event title above...
Rare Baby Crane Chick Receives Name by Twitter Votes

Limited-Time Membership Promotion at the Palm Beach Zoo

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: June 17, 2014
A membership promotion at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is offering a limited-time deal of one month free when purchasing or renewing an annual membership online. Memberships must be purchased online by July 15, 2014 to be eligible for the additional month. Guests are encouraged to not miss a minute of the 2014-2015 Zoo Season and join the Zoo’s family today to enjoy all of the benefits a Palm Beach Zoo Membership has to offer, including...read more by clicking the article title above...
Limited-Time Membership Promotion at the Palm Beach Zoo

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