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Meet Our Newest Corporate Sponsor - Jaguar Palm Beach

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: January 10, 2014
The Palm Beach Zoo is proud to announce Jaguar Palm Beach as our newest corporate sponsor - we are most grateful for their support!
Meet Our Newest Corporate Sponsor - Jaguar Palm Beach

Food Truck Safari Returns for 2014

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: January 10, 2014
A popular event at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society returns “with a twist” for 2014. A “Food Truck Safari” will take place on Saturday, January 18, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and the public is invited to enjoy some of South Florida’s best food trucks, up-close animal encounters, live music and now two beer and wine bars for guests ages 21 and over. This will be the first “Food Truck Safari” under which the Zoo will be offering adult beverages to of-age guests under its own liquor license.
Food Truck Safari Returns for 2014

Mata, the Malayan Tiger, Returns to Palm Beach Zoo

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: January 7, 2014
A familiar face that many members of the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society will remember has returned to the Zoo. Keemasan Mata, typically referred to as Mata, is back after more than two years at Busch Gardens in Tampa, FL. Mata, a 334-pound eight-year-old male Malayan tiger, has returned as part of a breeding recommendation under the Species Survival Plan (SSP) by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Mata fathered three cubs at Busch Gardens, and zookeepers at the Palm Beach Zoo are hopeful he will mate with Berapi, the female tiger who successfully littered three tiger brothers, Jaya, Bunga and Penari, in 2011. Nancy Nill, Associate Curator for the Palm Beach Zoo, is thrilled to have Mata back. Nill worked closely with the tiger when he was at the Zoo from November 2006 to April 2011. “Words can’t describe how excited we are to receive Mata,” said Nill. “He was an amazing tiger to work with when he was previously here, and it appears this has not changed."
Mata, the Malayan Tiger, Returns to Palm Beach Zoo

Save the Panther 5K Race Results - Now Available

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: January 4, 2014
Save the Panther 5K Race Results - Now Available...click above to view.
Save the Panther 5K Race Results - Now Available

VIDEO: Zoo Year's Eve Rings In New Year Early at the Zoo

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: December 31, 2013
Zoo Year's Eve" rang in the New Year 2014 a bit early at the Palm Beach Zoo. Hundreds of guests turned out to celebrate the countdown at noon on December 31, 2013. A box drop, bubble snow and an apple juice toast rang in the New Year for little ones! Radio Disney AM 990 helped set the stage at the fun festivities with music, games and dancing, face painting and a visit from the "Zoo Crew" costume characters. Thank you to Florida Prepaid College Board for sponsoring Radio Disney's visit to the Zoo.
VIDEO: Zoo Year's Eve Rings In New Year Early at the Zoo

In the Garden: Killing with Kindness - Sandy Keenan, The New York Times

By: Sandy Keenan, The New York Times
Source: The New York Times
Date: December 31, 2013
"On days he can round up at least one volunteer to help him in his mission to restore native species to the forest, Paul Zweng commutes in an all-wheel-drive pickup from the home he shares with his wife and children in suburban Honolulu. Hugging the coast north toward the striking mountain terrain on the windward side of Oahu, he stops to pick up Sam or Charlotte or Jim. The regulars. At the Waikane Valley, he turns inland onto a muddy road, driving past the clapboard Church of the True God and a pig farm that welcomes visitors with an animal skull mounted on its entry post. The overgrowth thickens as he runs parallel to an old fence covered with warnings of unexploded ordnance, written in four languages. Only a fool or a feral pig would trespass here."

VIDEO: Meet "Hugo" the Zoo's One-Year Old Spider Monkey

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: December 30, 2013
Happy birthday to our baby Mexican spider monkey! Everybody meet "HUGO!" He is one year old today, and he received a new name announced at a special Primate Talk this afternoon. Zoo staff members voted on six different choices, and "Hugo" won out-- it means "mind, heart and spirit." Watch video of the festivities below...
VIDEO: Meet

Now Serving Beer & Wine During Lunch!

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: December 27, 2013
The Palm Beach Zoo now serves alcoholic beverages in the Tropics Café during regular meal service hours. Alcoholic beverages will also be available at various areas around the Zoo during select special events and private parties. Please note that we have a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY REGARDING UNDERAGE DRINKING. Anyone under the age of 21, or not able to produce a valid legal ID when requested by staff, will be required to exit the Zoo premises immediately. Also, we reserve the right to refuse or discontinue service to anyone deemed to be intoxicated. Thank you for respecting this policy for the safety of yourself and others.
Now Serving Beer & Wine During Lunch!

VIDEO: Oscar, the Coscoroba Swan Undergoes Physical Therapy

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: December 26, 2013
"Oscar," a Coscoroba swan at the Palm Beach Zoo, receives physical therapy after he was under the weather. He had to be assisted to walk at first, but after the camera quit rolling he took ten steps on his own! He wanted to rest after that, but vet staff members say his recuperation seems to be coming along well. Coscoroba swans are the smallest in the birds called "swans."
VIDEO: Oscar, the Coscoroba Swan Undergoes Physical Therapy

Inaugural “Save the Panther 5k” Race to Debut New Florida Panther at Zoo

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: December 26, 2013
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is proud to announce its inaugural “Save the Panther 5k” race, presented by Sagicor Life Insurance, on Saturday, January 4, 2014, at 7:30 a.m. The starting line will begin in the Zoo’s front parking lot, wind through Dreher Park, and entering the Zoo on the west side. The running path will pass by the Wallaby Viewing Station, fennec fox and ocelots exhibits, Siamang Island and more on the way to the finish line in the Fountain Plaza. Mira, the Zoo’s new Florida Panther, will be moving from quarantine quarters to the panther exhibit in a holding yard during the final week of race registration, leading up to an official public debut during a special “Panther Talk” at 9:45 a.m. after the race finishes. A soft launch of her adjusting to the holding yard, in which she will be able to see and smell Micco, the Zoo’s resident panther ambassador, will allow her comfort level to grow.
Inaugural “Save the Panther 5k” Race to Debut New Florida Panther at Zoo

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