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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

Palm Beach Zoo Named the Top Family Attraction in Florida Worth Traveling To!

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: May 17, 2014
Taken from Trip Advisor FlipKey Blog: "When raising children, it can be difficult to find an ideal vacation destination that appeals to all family members. Will it be safe? Will it be relaxing? Will my six-year-old meet the height requirements or will my three-year-old be scared? Will my twelve-year-old actually look up from her phone for five minutes? All are valid questions when planning out your next trip. You want a vacation that will be memorable, fun, will provide hours of entertainment and gigabytes of photographs. We’ve searched through every state in the U.S. to find the 50 top family attractions worth traveling for. Museums, zoos, parks, roadside attractions, sightseeing spots, and many, many more were considered for the list. Some of these entries you've heard of before, and some are diamonds in the rough. So check out our list and start planning a trip the whole family will never forget..."
Palm Beach Zoo Named the Top Family Attraction in Florida Worth Traveling To!

Conservation Leadership Lecture at Zoo Focuses on Florida Panthers

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: May 14, 2014
The third Conservation Leadership Lecture of 2014 will occur on Thursday, June 12, 2014, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society’s Tropics Café, titled “Florida Panther Habitat Conservation and Connectivity.” The lecture will feature conservation biologist, Richard A. Hilsenbeck, Ph.D. Guests are invited to enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and Zoo animal encounters before the lecture presentation from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Members of the media are invited to pre-interview Dr. Hilsenbeck by telephone ahead of the event. In “Florida Panther Habitat Conservation and Connectivity,” guests will hear from Dr. Hilsenbeck, who has more than 35 years of experience in conservation biology, including nearly 23 years with The Nature Conservancy (TNC). He is currently Director of Conservation Projects for the Florida Chapter of TNC and has statewide responsibilities for project initiation, design and implementation. He is the author/co-author of more...
Conservation Leadership Lecture at Zoo Focuses on Florida Panthers

Malayan Tiger Expecting Cubs at Palm Beach Zoo!

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: May 9, 2014
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society has announced that Berapi Api, a ten-year-old Malayan tiger who mothered three male cubs at the Zoo in 2011, is expected to give birth within the next six weeks. This will be her fourth litter, and the second litter sired by Keemasan Mata, who returned to the Zoo in January. This pregnancy is significant because the Malayan tiger is a critically endangered species. The two tigers were paired in February through a breeding recommendation made by the Tiger Species Survival Plan (SSP) of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The two tigers were separated after breeding, since tigers are solitary in the wild. Mata will remain on exhibit at the Palm Beach Zoo. Berapi has been exhibiting signs of pregnancy, including steady weight gain and a growing belly that has shown movement in the past week. A tiger’s gestational period is typically 93-110 days, with 100 days being the average.
Malayan Tiger Expecting Cubs at Palm Beach Zoo!

Save the Tiger 5K Pledges Sustainability with Athletes for a Fit Planet

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: May 2, 2014
The “Save the Tiger 5K” race at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, presented by Sagicor Life Insurance Company, is now certified through the “Athletes For A Fit Planet” sustainability pledge program.
Save the Tiger 5K Pledges Sustainability with Athletes for a Fit Planet

Conservation Station Ribbon Cutting at Zoo

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: May 1, 2014
The public is invited to participate in a grand opening ribbon cutting for a new children’s area, “Conservation Station,” at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at 10 a.m. A new Safari Train will begin running on its track, and the ever-popular Wildlife Carousel will re-open after several months of renovations. Commissioner Shanon Materio, representing West Palm Beach’s 5th District, will help to officially open the area during the ribbon cutting ceremony. Children’s activities will include complimentary caricatures from “Cartoons by Ray” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., photo opportunities with the ZooCrew mascots, and popcorn and cotton candy sales. During the Zoo’s Green Market hours of 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., special purchases of grilled “firecracker corn,” seasoned by Bruce’s Ghost Pepper Sauce, will be available for purchase.
Conservation Station Ribbon Cutting at Zoo

Don't Miss These Summer Stay-cation Packages Available at this Year's Do at the Zoo Silent Auction! Click article title above to view items.
Don't Miss These Summer Stay-cation Packages Available at this Year's Do at the Zoo Silent Auction

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