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“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

Guests Attend First Conservation Leadership Lecture of 2014, Zoo Announces Next Lecture in Series

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: February 28, 2014
More than one hundred attendees came to the first of two Conservation Leadership Lectures at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, featuring Syd Kitson, President and CEO of Kitson & Partners and former NFL player. Both events in the 2014 Conservation Leadership Lecture Series are generously sponsored by Florida Crystals Corporation. In “An Evening with Syd Kitson,” Kitson discussed his revolutionary plans to build a solar-powered city in southwest Florida. He spoke of his goals for Babcock Ranch to be a sustainable, green community amidst the natural splendor of Florida’s undeveloped wilderness, providing an exceptional example of environmental preservation and responsible growth. The second event in the 2014 Conservation Leadership Lecture Series features Carlton Ward, Jr., native Floridian and environmental photojournalist, on Thursday, April 10, 2014, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., also at the Zoo’s Tropics Café. READ MORE >>
Guests Attend First Conservation Leadership Lecture of 2014, Zoo Announces Next Lecture in Series

Go WILD this Spring Break, and Spend the Night at the Zoo!

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: February 25, 2014
Children ages 6 and up, accompanied by a parent or guardian, are invited to the “Family Night Owls Overnight Adventure” on Friday, March 14, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society. This unique opportunity to spend the night at the Zoo is a nocturnal adventure that families will never forget! Activities include, but are not limited to, up-close animal encounters, night tours of the Zoo, crafts, games, a pizza snack and a continental breakfast. “We are proud to offer children and adults throughout South Florida a unique opportunity to learn about zoos, their inhabitants, and wildlife conservation,” said Kristen Cytacki, Director of Education for the Zoo. “Our fundamental goal is to provide families with an entertaining adventure, that is also educational and memorable.” READ MORE >>
Go WILD this Spring Break, and Spend the Night at the Zoo!

ZOOvies: Florida’s First Outdoor 3D Movie Experience

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: February 21, 2014
The public is invited to enjoy an inspiring family movie during “ZOOvies,” Florida’s first outdoor 3D movie experience, to be held at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society on Friday, February 28, 2014, with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. and the movie beginning at 7 p.m. A 3D screen and a 2D screen will be set up in the Fountain Plaza, and guests are invited to bring blankets, cushions or low-rise beach chairs chairs for their comfort. The first “ZOOvies” presentation, produced by Twilight Features, will be “RIO 3D.” The Zoo’s hyacinth macaw, Perus, will greet guests as a species ambassador and a close relative of Blu, a Spix’s macaw that is the lead character in the movie. Both hyacinth macaws and Spix’s macaws are endangered species.
ZOOvies: Florida’s First Outdoor 3D Movie Experience

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