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Youth Volunteer Team Applications Open at Palm Beach Zoo for 2015

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: January 16, 2015
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is announcing online applications are now available for the Youth Volunteer Team (YVT). Youth ages 14-17 can apply online by printing out an online registration form and sending in the application, along with all required material. This is the third year for the highly successful program, and interested teenagers can find out more information and download the application at www.palmbeachzoo.org/youth-volunteer-team. The deadline to apply for YVT is February 10, 2015, and space is limited to a total of 45 participants, with 25 spots already filled by returning volunteers.
Youth Volunteer Team Applications Open at Palm Beach Zoo for 2015

Bush Dog Mourned at the Palm Beach Zoo

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: January 9, 2015
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society family is mourning the loss of one of its well-loved animals: Pegunita, a 10-year-old female bush dog. Born in a litter with two other females at the Zoo on August 29, 2004, she was documented as one of the oldest bush dogs in the United States. Her remaining sister Mona now holds that title at the Alexandria Zoological Park in Louisiana. Pegunita was humanely euthanized on January 5, 2015, after veterinary staff determined her kidney disease was progressively worsening, and no further treatment would help. Click the title above to read more...
Bush Dog Mourned at the Palm Beach Zoo

Palm Beach Zoo Announces 2015 Conservation Leadership Lecture Series

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: January 9, 2015
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is announcing the 2015 Conservation Leadership Lecture Series, generously supported by presenting sponsor Bank of America. All lectures will occur from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Zoo’s Tropics Café. Guests are invited to enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and Zoo animal encounters from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. before the lecture presentation. Seating for the Conservation Leadership Lecture Series is limited. Tickets are $20.00 per person per event, or a series package can be purchased for $55 per person. Cocktails & passed hors d'oeuvres will be served. To purchase your tickets online, visit www.palmbeachzoo.org. If you have any questions about the event, please call the Zoo at (561) 547-WILD ext. 285. Please click the above title for details and dates on each lecture.
Palm Beach Zoo Announces 2015 Conservation Leadership Lecture Series

Palm Beach Zoo Gosling Beats the Odds, Receives New Name

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: January 5, 2015
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is celebrating National Bird Day by announcing the name of a baby bird that is beating the odds. Lalo is the new name for a male Indian pygmy gosling, born on August 23, 2014 to mother Dhati and father Madhu. Out of the 299 hatchlings of this species born in zoos over the past few decades, only 31 ever made it to adulthood, so Lalo as a four-month-old healthy juvenile is a success story. To read more, click the article title above...
Palm Beach Zoo Gosling Beats the Odds, Receives New Name

Palm Beach Zoo Receives New Tiger, Now Houses Four Adult Tigers

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: December 24, 2014
For the first time ever, the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is home to four adult tigers. The Zoo has been home to Keemasan Mata, a nine-year-old male Malayan tiger, Berapi Api, an eleven-year-old female Malayan tiger, and Angin, a four-year-old male Malayan tiger. Bumi, a four-year-old male Malayan tiger whose name means “earth” in Indonesian, joined the Zoo as its newest resident on December 10, 2014. Bumi comes to West Palm Beach from Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo. With the addition of Bumi, the Zoo is making “tiger history.” To read more, click the article title above.
Palm Beach Zoo Receives New Tiger, Now Houses Four Adult Tigers

January 2015 Special Events and Promotions Announced for Palm Beach Zoo

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: December 15, 2014
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is announcing the following special events and promotions for the month of January 2015 - please click the article title above for a full list of events and activities.
January 2015 Special Events and Promotions Announced for Palm Beach Zoo

Zoo to host "Coaches' Kids Day" ahead of inaugural Boca Bowl

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: December 11, 2014
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society will kick off a day of fun while hosting "Coaches' Kids Day" on Sunday, December 21. Families of the Marshall and Northern Illinois coaching staffs will be special guests of the Zoo starting at 1 p.m. This Zoo event precedes the inaugural Boca Raton Bowl. Coaches' families will enjoy the Zoo’s ongoing Eco-friendly Holiday experience, which lasts through January 1st. Click the title above to find out more information...
Zoo to host

“Save the Panther 5k” Race Returns to the Palm Beach Zoo

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: December 8, 2014
The 2nd annual “Save the Panther 5K” race at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, presented by Sagicor Life Insurance Company, is taking place on Saturday, January 3, 2015. The race route winds through Dreher Park, finishing inside the Zoo grounds at 1301 Summit Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL. READ MORE >>
“Save the Panther 5k” Race Returns to the Palm Beach Zoo

Eco-Friendly Holiday at the Palm Beach Zoo

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: December 5, 2014
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is announcing its first-ever “Eco-Friendly Holiday” décor theme, in which it will model methods of naturalistic, “green”-themed decorations. Guests are encouraged to visit the Zoo from December 13, 2014, through January 1, 2015, to view ways in which they can explore ideas to “green” their holiday traditions, and to receive conservation messaging tips in signs spread throughout the Zoo. To read more, please click on the article title above.
Eco-Friendly Holiday at the Palm Beach Zoo

Surprise Alligator Hatchlings at the Palm Beach Zoo

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: December 1, 2014
The newest members of the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society are nine surprise American alligator hatchlings discovered on October 10, 2014. Father Fred and mother Wilma have lived together in the habitat for more than a decade, and Wilma has built a nest every year since 1999. None of her eggs were fertile, until this year, when a groundskeeping staff member at the Zoo noticed a baby alligator swimming in the habitat. To read more, please click on the article title above...
Surprise Alligator Hatchlings at the Palm Beach Zoo

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