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VIDEO: Micco, the Zoo's Florida Panther Ambassador Receives Holiday Goodies

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: December 24, 2013
"Micco," a Florida panther ambassador at the Palm Beach Zoo, receives holiday treats around his Christmas tree!
VIDEO: Micco, the Zoo's Florida Panther Ambassador Receives Holiday Goodies

Ring in the New Year at the Zoo with 2 Great Events

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: December 23, 2013
The Palm Beach Zoo invites families and children of all ages to start 2014 a bit early, and ring in the New Year with the Zoo’s animal friends on December 31, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The midday celebration will include a wild dance party in the Fountain Plaza, complete with an apple juice toast at noon, face painting, games, crafts and much more! Guests can also pick up a party hat and noise maker, while they last. “Zoo Year’s Eve” features a special New Year’s Eve countdown to the 12 p.m. apple juice toast, which will allow little ones to be able to enjoy the festivities of the holiday, but still get home for bed. Help the animals at the Palm Beach Zoo send 2013 off with style, and join us to celebrate “Auld Lang Syne!” The party continues on New Year’s Day, with birthday bashes for Lewis and Clark, the Zoo’s North American black bear brothers, who will be celebrating their 13th birthdays, as well as Micco, the Zoo’s Florida panther ambassador, who will be turning 2 years old!
Ring in the New Year at the Zoo with 2 Great Events

VIDEO: Meet the Zoo's American Black Bears During Your Very Own Private Encounter

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: December 21, 2013
Go behind the scenes with the Palm Beach Zoo's black bear brothers, Lewis and Clark! Feed them while learning about the Zoo's conservation efforts and how we care for them. Snap some great pics and make memories to last a lifetime! Members: $40 per person / Non-members: $50 per person, Zoo admission not included - The Black Bear Experience is carried our under protective contact. At no time are guests permitted to access the bear habitat or touch the bears. Experience is available for guests ages 10+. One adult per child is required. Limit of four (4) people per party. Experiences are available on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Experience must be registered in advance at Zoo's front gate or at http://www.palmbeachzoo.org/animal-experiences.
VIDEO: Meet the Zoo's American Black Bears During Your Very Own Private Encounter

Want to Give Your Favorite Zoo Animal a Gift This Year?

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: December 17, 2013
Want to give that special Zoo animal in your life a gift this year and just can't think of a thing? Don't worry, they've put together a list of all their favorite enrichment items including a few things for the folks who care for them to make shopping easy! Check out the Zoo's Amazon Wish List for the purr-fect items that will make your favorite animal smile!
Want to Give Your Favorite Zoo Animal a Gift This Year?

Palm Beach Zoo Brings Santa, Rudolph & Animals to Children at ARC

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: December 16, 2013
Palm Beach Zoo Education Specialists brought holiday joy to The Arc of Palm Beach County, with special visits from animals in the Ed Morse ZooMobile! By bringing animals like a parrot, a red-footed tortoise and a two-toed sloth, the Zoo hopes to give children and adults with development disabilities a connection to wildlife. A special surprise visit from Santa and Rudolph ended the educational experience! CLICK FOR ARTICLE TITLE ABOVE FOR PHOTOS AND MORE INFORMATION...
Palm Beach Zoo Brings Santa, Rudolph & Animals to Children at ARC

VIDEO: Zoo Brings Holiday Cheer to ARC of Palm Beach County

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: December 16, 2013
Education specialists with the Palm Beach Zoo brought holiday joy to The Arc of Palm Beach County with special visits from animals in the Ed Morse ZooMobile, on Monday, December 16, 2013. By bringing animals like a parrot, a red-footed tortoise and a two-toed sloth, the Zoo hopes to give children and adults with development disabilities a connection to wildlife. Dr. Tiffany North, Director of Children and Family Services at The Arc of Palm Beach County, explained why the visit from the ZooMobile is particularly important to the students at Potentials Charter School. "For many of our families, it is so difficult to transport their children along with their mobility and medical equipment that family outings to the zoo are nearly impossible," said Dr. North, adding, "The opportunity for our students to have this experience is priceless, and we are incredibly grateful that the Palm Beach Zoo has generously agreed to do this for us."
VIDEO: Zoo Brings Holiday Cheer to ARC of Palm Beach County

VIDEO: Noto, the Zoo's 80 Year-Old Aldabra Tortoise, Enjoys Holiday Treat

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: December 14, 2013
"Noto," an 80-year-old Aldabra tortoise, gets into the holiday spirit at the Palm Beach Zoo with a festive headgear and a yummy banana treat!
VIDEO: Noto, the Zoo's 80 Year-Old Aldabra Tortoise, Enjoys Holiday Treat

Youth Volunteer Corps Applications - Now Open

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: December 14, 2013
The Palm Beach Zoo is announcing online applications are now available for twenty spots within the Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC). 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 second year for the program, and more than half of the volunteers from last year are returning again this year, proving its success. “We are proud of the progress we have made within this inaugural year,” said Joe Landmichl, Volunteer Services Manager. “I was inspired to begin the Youth Volunteer Corps here at Palm Beach Zoo after participating in a similar one when I was fifteen. The positive impact that young people receive by volunteering at the Zoo spills over into their schooling and everyday lives.”
Youth Volunteer Corps Applications - Now Open

Rudolph's Secret Workshop

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: December 2, 2013
Rudolph’s Secret Workshop: Saturday, December 14 / 11 am – 4 pm / $5.00 per child (non-members: $5 is in addition to regular zoo admission) Shh! Don’t tell Santa but Rudolph will be helping little ones create gifts to give to their loved ones this holiday season in his Secret Workshop! Each child in attendance will receive three craft projects to complete that are suitable for gift giving. In addition to the amazing crafts, children can enjoy holiday music sing-a-longs, holiday cookies and a visit from Rudolph himself.
Rudolph's Secret Workshop

Give Back at the Palm Beach Zoo

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: November 26, 2013
Join the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society on Friday November 29th from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. for the first annual “Thanks for Giving” event. The Zoo is teaming up with local food pantries in effort to restock their shelves following the Thanksgiving holiday. The event will include up-close animal encounters, children’s entertainment in the fountain plaza, complimentary rides for all children on the Wildlife Carousel and much more. There will also be extra Keeper Talks during the event, including the following: Tiger Talk at 6:30 p.m., Panther Talk at 7:00 p.m., and Jaguar Talk at 7:30 p.m. Member tickets for the evening are $9.00 for adults/seniors, children 3-12 are $5.00, and children under 3 get in for free. Non-member tickets are $15.95 for adults/seniors, children 3-12 are $9.95, and children under 3 get in for free. All Zoo guests who bring a minimum of 2 non-perishable food items per person will receive $2.00 off of admission price.
Give Back at the Palm Beach Zoo

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