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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

Wildlife Presentations Change Times for Summer, New Talk Added

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: June 6, 2014
The wildlife presentations at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society are changing show times for the summer, and a new zookeeper talk is being added to the Zoo’s current lineup. The “Wild Things Show” will move to 12 p.m. daily beginning on Thursday, June 12, 2014, and will continue to be held at that time through the end of Zoo Camp in August. A new zookeeper talk, the Flamingo Talk, will begin on June 16th at the flamingo habitat in the Florida Wetlands section of the Zoo. As of June 1, 2014, the “Wings Over Water” bird show has been taking place at 2 p.m. every day, as well as at both 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on weekends.
Wildlife Presentations Change Times for Summer, New Talk Added

Roar & Pour Debuts at the Zoo

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: June 3, 2014
“Roar & Pour,” a new event at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, will debut on June 7, 2014, from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Live music, food, and drink service starts at 5:30 p.m. in the Fountain Plaza, and the party goes until 9:30 p.m. Guests can expect amazing up-close animal encounters and zookeeper talks. Live bands with different music themes will be featured each week, and some Roar & Pour events will feature “Tap Takeovers” from popular South Florida breweries. The Zoo will have some café tables and chairs in the Fountain Plaza during Roar & Pour, and guests are invited to bring folding lawn chairs for comfort while listening to bands. READ MORE by clicking on the article title above...
Roar & Pour Debuts at the Zoo

Rare Crane Chick Hatched at Zoo

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: May 30, 2014
A rare male red-crowned crane chick has hatched at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, and is on exhibit with his parents in the crane habitat within the Australia/Asia section of the Zoo. The chick 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). Red-crowned cranes are waterbirds from Northeast Asia, and are among the most rare cranes in the world. The species is severely endangered in their native habitat, with scientists estimating fewer than 3,000 remaining. READ MORE >> Please click article title above...
Rare Crane Chick Hatched at Zoo

June 2014 Events & Promotions Announced

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: May 29, 2014
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is announcing the following events and promotions for the month of June 2014. Please click on the article title above to view full list.

Food Truck Safari Returns for End of May

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: May 27, 2014
The popular event, “Food Truck Safari,” returns to the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society on Saturday, May 31, 2014, from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Food truck windows open at 5:30 p.m. Guests are invited to “feed your inner animal” at some of South Florida’s best food trucks, enjoy live music by André Michaud in the Mayan Plaza and the ShinDig Duo in the Fountain Area, along with exciting zookeeper talks and up-close animal encounters. READ MORE by clicking on the above article title...
Food Truck Safari Returns for End of May

Zoo Named Florida’s Top Family Attraction on TripAdvisor Blog

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: May 20, 2014
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society has been named the top family attraction in Florida worth traveling to this summer in TripAdvisor’s FlipKey Blog. The blog post, part of a “50 States Series,” lists the Zoo as one of fifty vacation destinations, one for each state. According to the blog, it can be challenging to find a destination that appeals to all family members. “You want a vacation that will be memorable, fun, will provide hours of entertainment and gigabytes of photographs,” writes FlipKey Blog author Matthew Moretti in the post. “We’ve searched through every state in the U.S. to find the 50 top family attractions worth traveling for.” Zoo President & CEO Andrew Aiken said this honor is tremendous. “The vacation destinations listed in this blog were chosen through industry research and traveler feedback,” said Aiken. “To be included in a most-loved and most-discussed family attraction list representing our entire state lets us know we are providing a fun...
Zoo Named Florida’s Top Family Attraction on TripAdvisor Blog

“Do at the Zoo” Celebration a Success with Zoo Supporters

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: May 19, 2014
A festive evening of cocktails and feasting within a lush tropical backdrop took place at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society on Friday, May 9 for the spring fundraiser “Do at the Zoo.” Nearly 200 revelers headed “south-of-the-border” for the annual event, which raised more than $70,000. This year’s Event Committee Chairmen were Whitney Bylin, Thomas C. Quick and Samantha Storkerson. Donning sombreros in the Zoo’s Mayan Plaza, guests enjoyed lavish food options from nine outstanding local restaurants, fiesta-themed cocktails, dancing to the musical sounds of a local mariachi band and DJ Vlad, and the chance to bid on a silent auction with a “stay-cation” theme. Some of the Zoo’s animals came close to meet and greet guests, who were able to watch a jaguar feeding and feed organic honey to the Zoo’s two black bears. Adding to the “fiesta” ambiance, select event lighting came from colorful solar-powered lanterns, in line with the Zoo’s mission of reducing its overall carbon...
“Do at the Zoo” Celebration a Success with Zoo Supporters

Save the Tiger 5K Race Results

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: May 17, 2014
Race Results for the Save the Tiger 5K are now available for viewing! A huge roar of thanks everyone who came out this morning! Click here to view >>
Save the Tiger 5K Race Results

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