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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

Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society supporters will be heading “south of the border” for the always-popular annual spring fundraiser, “Do at the Zoo.” The fiesta-casual event takes place on Friday, May 9, 2014, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Zoo. Attendees can enjoy a movable feast from nine participating restaurants, sip on fiesta-themed cocktails, dance to the musical sounds of a local mariachi band and DJ Vlad, and participate in a silent auction with a “stay-cation” theme. Guests will come face-to-face with some of the Zoo’s most fascinating animals roaming the Zoo with zookeepers. Guests can also watch a jaguar feeding, and even participate in safely feeding organic honey to the Zoo’s two North American black bear brothers, Lewis and Clark. As part of the Zoo’s mission of reducing its overall carbon footprint, select lighting for the evening will come from solar-powered lanterns.
Supporters to Head South of the Border in Support of the Palm Beach Zoo’s “Do at the Zoo” Fundraiser

Earth Day: Passport to Conservation at the Palm Beach Zoo

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: April 21, 2014
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society invites the public to celebrate Earth Day at the Zoo on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, with the “Passport to Conservation.” Guests can explore the Zoo, searching for the Passport to Conservation logo posted at habitats of endangered animals that participate in a Species Survival Plan (SSP) as recommended by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The Passport to Conservation logo will lead guests to facts about sustainability and eco-friendly tips that can help wildlife. When leaving the Zoo, participants can fill out an entry form with the number of Passports found around the Zoo. One lucky guest who finds the most Passports without going over will win four VIP admission passes to the Zoo, along with a “going green” gift basket valued at $100.
Earth Day: Passport to Conservation at the Palm Beach Zoo

Conservation Leadership Lecture Series Continues at Palm Beach Zoo

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: April 11, 2014
Carlton Ward, Jr., founder of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition, addressed a record-high crowd in the second in a series of three Conservation Leadership Lectures at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society on Thursday, April 10, 2014. The series is generously sponsored by Florida Crystals Corporation. During Ward’s presentation, which showcased stunning photographs of his 1,000-mile trek across Florida, he noted how the Zoo was fulfilling its mission of inspiring people to act on behalf of wildlife and the natural world. “It’s inspiring to hear how action-oriented this zoo is,” Ward said. Andrew Aiken, President & CEO for the Zoo, said, “Carlton Ward's lecture on the Florida Wildlife Corridor was an inspiring story about remaining wild spaces and cultural heritage alive and well throughout our state.”
Conservation Leadership Lecture Series Continues at Palm Beach Zoo

New Animal Experience: Meet and Feed Capybaras, the World’s Largest Rodents

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: April 10, 2014
A new experience offered at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society allows guests to safely meet and feed the world’s largest rodents. The "Capybara Experience" brings guests behind-the-scenes at the Zoo’s cenote in the Harriet W. & George D. Cornell Tropics of the Americas section to meet Doris, Calypso and Siren, the Zoo’s one-year-old female capybaras. The new experience will be offered to pre-registered guests beginning on Friday, April 11, 2014. “We are proud to offer this unique experience for animal-lovers who want to come even closer to wildlife,” explained Nancy Nill, Associate Curator for the Zoo. “Many of our guests may not realize exactly what is a capybara, but they are interesting mammals that play an important role in the ecosystem.”
New Animal Experience: Meet and Feed Capybaras, the World’s Largest Rodents

Registration Opens for Zoo Camp and Wildlife Conservation Academy

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: April 9, 2014
Kids and teens are invited to go wild this summer at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society during the Best Summer Camp in Palm Beach County. “Zoo Camp” is the 2012 & 2011 winner of the "Kids Crown Award" for Best Summer Camp in Palm Beach County, as voted by South Florida Parenting Magazine's readers. Participants can enroll for one week or the entire summer, to learn about wildlife and wild places. Each week offers a unique wildlife theme as participants experience zookeeping activities, behind-the-scenes tours, scavenger hunts, enriching conservation education activities and interactive fountain time. Every day, participants will enjoy up-close animal encounters, animal exhibit visits, crafts, games, and much more! We offer programs for ages 5 to 17 years of age. Camps start at $210 per camp per child for Zoo members, and $235 per camp per child for non-Zoo members. Camps run Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Registration Opens for Zoo Camp and Wildlife Conservation Academy

Science Fair for Students with Special Needs Held at Zoo

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: April 7, 2014
More than a thousand students with special needs from at least twenty local schools are expected to participate in a science fair in partnership with the Palm Beach County School District, to be held at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society’s Peggy S. Brown Pavilion. The event occurs on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, and Wednesday, April 9, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a 1:30 p.m. medal ceremony in which every single student will receive a medal. Members of the media are invited to cover the science fair. Linda Laverty, founder of event, said the fair is a chance for children with significant disabilities to participate in scientific inquiry and discovery. “It’s the chance for them to be involved in a legitimate science fair project and display,” Laverty said. “The students are so excited to be a part of something their peers are involved in, and the project is interactive for them.”
Science Fair for Students with Special Needs Held at Zoo

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