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Zoo Receives Community Development Grant from Bank of America Charitable Foundation

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: October 23, 2014
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society announced that it has been named a recipient of The Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s 2014 Community Development Grant. The grant is part of a $402,500 collective donation to address issues related to affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization in South Florida. The grants will help individuals and families regain and maintain financial stability through access to affordable housing, preparing future homeowners, providing financial education or contribute to the area’s economic development by supporting work that contribute to the vitality of our communities.Read more by clicking on the article title above...
Zoo Receives Community Development Grant from Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Volunteer Record Topped at Palm Beach Zoo for Second Year

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: October 13, 2014
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society’s volunteer office is announcing for the second year in a row, volunteers have broken two records: total hours volunteered, and the amount of money volunteers have saved the Zoo. The volunteer office began the fiscal year in October 2013 with the goals of increasing the amount of applicants for Zoo internships, increase participation in the Eagle Scout volunteer program, retain and build relationships with local colleges and universities, and retain its current core of regular volunteers while increasing volunteers during special events. Click the title above to read more!
Volunteer Record Topped at Palm Beach Zoo for Second Year

Zelfies for Boo at the Zoo 2014

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: October 9, 2014
Selfies are hot, but “zelfies” are hotter at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society during Boo at the Zoo 2014. The Zoo is promoting its popular Halloween celebration by inviting the public to take zoo selfies (“zelfies”) with the decorations and post them on social media with the hashtag #PBZBooAtTheZoo. A random winner will be selected on Halloween, October 31, 2014 to win four VIP guest passes to be used any time this year. Read more by clicking on the article title above...
Zelfies for Boo at the Zoo 2014

Snap “Mug Shot” for Tigers on National Coffee Day

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: September 26, 2014
Do you love coffee? Do you love tigers? The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is promoting “coffee selfies” from now until National Coffee Day, September 29, 2014, to help celebrate wildlife-friendly palm oil and companies that use it. On National Coffee Day, people can celebrate both java and tigers by thanking the world’s most popular java purveyor — Starbucks — for taking an important step to protect wildlife. All it takes is a “coffee selfie.” FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CLICK ON THE ARTICLE TITLE ABOVE...
Snap “Mug Shot” for Tigers on National Coffee Day

Boo at the Zoo Announced for October 2014

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: September 23, 2014
The public is invited to have a howlin' good time at Palm Beach County's most-loved Halloween event: “Boo at the Zoo!” Guests can enjoy trick-or-treating, costume contests, the decorate-your-own pumpkin patch, live music from a DJ in the Interactive Play Fountain area, giveaways, haystack hunt, face painting or airbrush tattoos, roving animal encounters, not-so-scary wildlife presentations and much more. The popular tradition continues this October at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation. CLICK THE EVENT TITLE ABOVE FOR MORE INFORMATION...
Boo at the Zoo Announced for October 2014

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for October 4 at Palm Beach Zoo

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: September 22, 2014
The second annual Exotic Pet Amnesty Day for Palm Beach County will be held on October 4, 2014, at the former Garden Club building in Dreher Park, behind the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society and next to the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium (address: 4800 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach). The public is invited to surrender any exotic nonnative animals they may be keeping as pets – no penalties and no questions asked. Surrendered animals will be accepted between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. These animals will be checked by a veterinarian and made available for adoption by experienced individuals who are capable of caring for them. Animals that will be accepted for surrender include reptiles, amphibians, mammals, birds, fish and invertebrates. Domestic animals will not be accepted. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CLICK ON THE ARTICLE TITLE ABOVE...
Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for October 4 at Palm Beach Zoo

A crowd of nearly 100 attendees enjoyed a Conservation Leadership Lecture, titled “Common Ground: Agriculture and Conservation in Florida’s Heartland,” given by Mallory Lykes Dimmitt at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society on September 18, 2014. Guests enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and Zoo animal encounters beforehand. Florida Crystals Corporation generously sponsors the Conservation Leadership Lecture series. Dimmitt, who coordinates the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition project team and serves as the Executive Director, spoke of the need to protect the corridor. “Protection of the Florida Wildlife Corridor will help provide essential ecosystem services like clean and adequate water supply, while conservation of Florida’s lands and waters creates opportunities for economic growth,” she said. TO VIEW PHOTOS AND TO READ MORE, PLEASE CLICK ON THE ARTICLE TITLE ABOVE...
Agriculture Conservation Leadership Lecture Draws Crowd, Zoo Donates to Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition

Gwen Lovett, Spider Monkey Studbook Keeper Receives Award

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: September 16, 2014
Gwen Lovett, one of our longest serving employees got a wonderful surprise on Monday morning...she was named the Most Determined, Dedicated and Devoted Studbook Keeper through the Association of Zoo's & Aquariums' Population Management Center (PMC) at the Lincoln Park Zoo! Studbook Keepers, Species Survial Plan (SSP) Coordinators, & Taxon Advisory Group (TAG) Chairs volunteer their time for the good of the populations in our care. Each year those who have worked with the PMC and stood out for their efforts in making the PMC’s jobs easier are recognized for their hardwork. So we would like to add our special congratulations to the Most Determined, Dedicated, and Devoted Studbook Keeper, Gwen Lovett, Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society / Studbook Keeper, Spider Monkey SSP
Gwen Lovett, Spider Monkey Studbook Keeper Receives Award

Take a Sneak Peek Behind-the-Scenes of the New Malayan Tiger Habitat

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: September 13, 2014
Walk through our new Malayan tiger habitat, as it is still undergoing construction! Through a multi-year commitment as lead corporate sponsor, Braman Motorcars will support the Zoo’s tiger health and wellness, education and daily operations in the expanded exhibit habitat. TO VIEW THE VIDEO, PLEASE CLICK ON THE ARTICLE TITLE ABOVE...
Take a Sneak Peek Behind-the-Scenes of the New Malayan Tiger Habitat

Spooky Snooze Family Overnight at the Zoo

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: September 12, 2014
Double, double, toil and trouble, are you brave enough to spend a night at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society? Guests are invited for a special Halloween-themed “Spooky Snooze Family Overnight at the Zoo,” on October 18, 2014, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. Participants can enjoy an evening of pumpkin painting, crafts, night-time tours and a pizza snack. The next morning, guests will have a continental breakfast and an animal activity. Cost per participant is $35 for Zoo members, and $40 for non-members. The program can be reserved for scout or community groups. Activities are geared for children six years old and and older, so “mummies” and/or daddies must attend. Scouts and community groups can book a private Spooky Snooze Overnight at the Zoo program during weekends in October, other than October 18th. To register for the “Spooky Snooze Family Overnight at the Zoo,” visit this link: http://www.palmbeachzoo.org/family-overnights - FOR MORE INFO, CLICK THE ARTICLE TITLE ABOVE...
Spooky Snooze Family Overnight at the Zoo

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