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“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

Twitter Naming Contest for Rare Baby Crane Chick

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: June 16, 2014
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is announcing a Twitter naming contest for its rare male red-crowned crane chick. Zoo staff members hope the 24-hour social media naming contest for the three-week-old chick will help the public become more aware about the plight of these endangered cranes. Guidelines for the contest can be viewed by clicking on the article title above. >>
Twitter Naming Contest for Rare Baby Crane Chick

Florida Panther Conservation Leadership Lecture Draws Crowd, Next Lecture Announced

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: June 13, 2014
A crowd of 130 attendees enjoyed a Conservation Leadership Lecture featuring “Florida Panther Habitat Conservation and Connectivity” given by Dr. Richard A. Hilsenbeck at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society on June 12, 2014. Guests enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, Zoo animal encounters and the sounds of a string quartet from the Palm Beach Public Schools Orchestral Strings. Dr. Hilsenbeck, who spent more than 23 years as a conservation biologist with The Nature Conservancy, said Florida panthers now live in less than 5% of their historic range, with mortality locations typically along roadways. “The recovery strategy for the Florida Panther is to maintain, restore and expand the panther population and its habitat in South Florida,” said Hilsenbeck. Read more by clicking on the article title above...
Florida Panther Conservation Leadership Lecture Draws Crowd, Next Lecture Announced

Zoo Staff Celebrate Volunteer’s 99th Birthday

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: June 10, 2014
One of the most familiar faces among the volunteers at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is 98-year-old Esther Bondareff, who has been volunteering with the Zoo for more than two decades. Members of the media are invited to cover a Zoo celebration on June 11, 2014, at 12 p.m. when staff members and mascots (Zoo Crew) will celebrate her birthday with a special lunch, cake, and a rendition of the “Happy Birthday” song in the Zoo’s Tropics Café. READ MORE by clicking on the article title above...
Zoo Staff Celebrate Volunteer’s 99th Birthday

Tiger Believed to be Pregnant May Have Experienced Pseudopregnancy

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: June 9, 2014
A female Malayan tiger believed to be pregnant at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society may have experienced a pseudopregnancy, also known as a “false pregnancy.” Berapi, a ten-year-old Malayan tiger who mothered three male cubs at the Zoo in 2011, exhibited the classic symptoms of pregnancy: weight gain despite a decrease in appetite, a lowered activity level, nesting behaviors, and even movement in her stomach, which is not unusual in pseudopregnant cats. “There are no simple tests to determine tiger pregnancy, so we used our experience,” explained Jan Steele, general curator for the Zoo. “Berapi was showing all the right signs—everything except actual cubs.” “We were confident in our initial assessment that Berapi was pregnant, but that has proven false,” Steele continued. Read more by clicking the article title above...
Tiger Believed to be Pregnant May Have Experienced Pseudopregnancy

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