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Zoo Employees Reduce Carbon Footprint

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: March 28, 2014
Employees at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society are taking action to reduce the Zoo’s overall carbon footprint as part of a fuel reduction initiative, and have already saved greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to 0.71 metric tons of carbon dioxide. Since the launch on February 3, 2014, employees have saved 75 gallons of fuel, with the ultimate goal of reaching 100 gallons saved per month. Employees are encouraged to carpool, or find alternative ways to come in to work at the Zoo, such as safely walking or bicycling. READ MORE >>>
Zoo Employees Reduce Carbon Footprint

ZOOvies Returns, Showing “We Bought a Zoo”

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: March 24, 2014
The public is invited to enjoy an evening exploring the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, followed by an inspiring family movie under the stars during the Zoo’s second “ZOOvies,” on Friday, March 28, 2014. The movie shown will be “We Bought A Zoo,” presented by Twilight Features. The Zoo re-opens at 5:30 p.m., and the movie starts at 7:30 p.m. A screen will be set up in the Fountain Plaza, and guests are invited to bring blankets, cushions or low-rise beach chairs for their comfort. Popcorn, snacks, refreshments will be for sale, including a cash beer & wine bar for those 21 and over. Guests can meet some of the Zoo’s residents up-close during animal encounters. READ MORE >>
ZOOvies Returns, Showing “We Bought a Zoo”

Breakfast with the Bunny is Back

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: March 21, 2014
Out of the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society’s hundreds of animals, one in particular will be an “egg-xtra” special guest in April, when “Breakfast with the Bunny” returns in time for Easter 2014. Guests are invited to hop into the Zoo and join in “egg-citing” egg hunts, an “egg-cellent” hot breakfast buffet at the Zoo’s Tropics Café, and a meet and greet “egg-stravaganza” with the Easter Bunny and his animal friends. READ MORE>>
Breakfast with the Bunny is Back

“Green Market” Stand Opens at Zoo

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: March 20, 2014
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is announcing a “Green Market” stand outside the Zoo on alternate Saturdays that will offer guests fresh produce for sale, mirroring the Zoo’s conservation mission of inspiring people to act on behalf of wildlife. The “Green Market” is part of the “locavore” movement, with the goal of encouraging consumers to purchase locally-grown fruits and vegetables that are sustainably-grown and harvested, and educating the public about how buying local produce protects wildlife. READ MORE >>
“Green Market” Stand Opens at Zoo

“Food Truck Safari” Returns to Palm Beach Zoo

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: March 18, 2014
A popular event, the “Food Truck Safari,” returns to the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society on Friday, March 21, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The public is invited to enjoy some of South Florida’s best food trucks, up-close animal encounters, live music and two beer and wine bars for guests ages 21 and over. This is the sixth “Food Truck Safari” offered at the Zoo. “Every ‘Food Truck Safari’ we have held has been a huge success,” said Ron Brooks, Events Manager for the Zoo. “We are thrilled to offer this event and capitalize on the popularity of food trucks. It helps us entice people to the Zoo at a non-traditional hour, and maybe attract some first-time visitors.” READ MORE >>>
“Food Truck Safari” Returns to Palm Beach Zoo

Tapir Calf Receives Name Chosen by Local Students

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: March 13, 2014
A three-week-old female Baird’s tapir calf at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society now has a name, voted upon by students at Palmetto Elementary School in West Palm Beach, Florida. With 258 votes, Luna is the winning name, versus 75 votes for Sandía, and 112 votes for Dulce. Zookeeper April Winters, a primary keeper for the Zoo’s Baird’s tapirs, chose the three options from which the students chose. READ MORE >>>
Tapir Calf Receives Name Chosen by Local Students

Volunteers Needed for “Brew at the Zoo 2014”

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: March 11, 2014
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is asking for volunteers for “Brew at the Zoo 2014," Palm Beach County’s most unique craft beer festival, which will take place at the Zoo on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. More than sixty volunteers are needed to help the event, with training required beforehand. Joe Landmichl, Volunteer Manager for the Zoo, said this volunteer opportunity would be unique. “This event would allow future servers and bartenders the chance to practice their potential trade,” said Landmichl. “As a non-profit organization, we rely on volunteers, and this is no exception—especially for what we believe will be such a fun night!” READ MORE >>>
Volunteers Needed for “Brew at the Zoo 2014”

“Save the Florida Panther Day” Celebration at the Zoo

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: March 7, 2014
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is honoring Florida’s state animal during “Save the Florida Panther Day” on March 15, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Zoo. Mirasol, a native Florida panther, will be the Zoo’s star attraction during the family-friendly event designed to highlight the plight of the endangered Florida panther through interactive activities. Mirasol will receive a special enrichment activity at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. during Panther Talks. On-site adventures include games and crafts that will be educational about Florida panthers, to teach children about their endangered status in the wild. Steve Gryb, renowned children’s percussionist, will offer music with a message by showcasing songs that are environmentally-themed, with three separate performances in the Fountain Plaza. All other children’s activities will take place in the Florida Pioneer House in the Zoo, next to the panther habitat. READ MORE >>>
“Save the Florida Panther Day” Celebration at the Zoo

Brew at the Zoo Returns for 2014

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: March 4, 2014
"Brew at the Zoo," Palm Beach County’s most unique craft beer festival, returns to the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. With more than 25 craft breweries, live music, delicious food and up-close animal encounters, event organizers encourage guests to purchase tickets early, since tickets must be purchased in advance and the event is predicted to sell out. “’Brew At The Zoo’ puts a special focus on South Florida brews,” said Ron Brooks, Events Manager for the Zoo. “It’s all about sustainability and the reduced impact on the environment that comes from local products.” “Our local breweries aren’t driving trucks across the country to deliver their product, it’s coming from just down the road, which leads to a lower carbon footprint,” Brooks continued. “They’re also creating jobs in our local economy, while creating a top-of-the-line product!” “Brew at the Zoo” guests must be 21 years old to enter, with a government-issued photo ID.
Brew at the Zoo Returns for 2014

Zoo Recognizes World Wildlife Day, Releases “Photo Ark” Video

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: March 3, 2014
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society recognized the inaugural World Wildlife Day on March 3, 2014, by publicly releasing a video that showcases photos taken of Zoo animals by National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore as part of the “Photo Ark.” The purpose of World Wildlife Day, according to the United Nations, is to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that conservation provides to people. World Wildlife Day was established by the UN after the March 3,1973 adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). “Every day, we strive to honor our mission of inspiring people to act on behalf of wildlife,” said Jan Steele, General Curator for the Zoo. “Now that March 3rd has become a day for everyone to celebrate global flora and fauna, it’s our chance to show our conservation efforts here at the Palm Beach Zoo to the world.”
Zoo Recognizes World Wildlife Day, Releases “Photo Ark” Video

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