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Zoo & Braman Motorcars Announce Long-Term Partnership to Support Malayan Tiger Habitat Expansion

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: August 18, 2014
The Malayan tiger habitat at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is undergoing construction to more than double in size, as the Zoo announces its newest corporate sponsor, Braman Motorcars Palm Beach & Jupiter. 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. The Zoo’s two Malayan tigers, male Keemasan Mata and female Berapi Api, both reside in the Australia/Asia section of the Zoo, which is where the new habitat will be located. Construction began at the beginning of 2014, and is expected to be completed by the end of the year. Zoo officials are hopeful Mata and Berapi will have tiger cubs, and the two tigers have been paired since February through a breeding recommendation made by the Tiger Species Survival Plan (SSP) of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). READ MORE BY CLICKING THE ARTICLE TITLE ABOVE...
Zoo & Braman Motorcars Announce Long-Term Partnership to Support Malayan Tiger Habitat Expansion

New Look & Launch of Ringtail Lemur Island

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: August 7, 2014
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is debuting a new look and an official launch to the public of the north Lemur Island, which is now the home for ring-tailed lemurs Avery, Herbie, Milo and Otis. On August 10, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the Zoo’s Lemur Islands, guests can meet the Zoo’s four newest residents at an official ribbon “untying” honoring the animals. The ceremonial ribbon will be recycled and reused as part of the Zoo’s conservation mission. For more information, please click the article title above...
New Look & Launch of Ringtail Lemur Island

“Back to School” Safari Night to Benefit Title I School

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: August 5, 2014
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is helping children enjoy one last hurrah before the new school year kicks into high gear, while helping students in need by providing school supplies. A Safari Night theme of “Back to School” will be held at the Zoo on August 8, 2014 from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., to benefit Palmetto Elementary School, a Title I school in Palm Beach County. Attendees who bring approved school supplies will be granted admission at a reduced rate of $5.00. For more information, please click the article title above...
“Back to School” Safari Night to Benefit Title I School

Back to School Safari Night Donation List

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: August 4, 2014
Anyone donating a combination of three or more items* off of the list found below will be granted access to the Palm Beach Zoo's Back to School-themed Safari Night taking place this Friday, August 8 for $5.00! All donated items will benefit a local Title One school! To view the complete list, please click the article title above...
Back to School Safari Night Donation List

August 2014 Special Events & Promotions Announced

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: July 31, 2014
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is announcing the following special events and promotions for the month of August 2014 - for a complete list please click on the article title above...
August 2014 Special Events & Promotions Announced

Story Time, Library Discount Offered at Zoo for the Summer

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: July 25, 2014
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is debuting a new event geared towards encouraging children to connect with wildlife through reading, and introducing a summertime discount on admission with a Palm Beach County Library System card. “Story Time at the Zoo” will be held every Saturday in August 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the Zoo’s Conservation Station. The event will be included in Zoo admission, and will include a guided tour to an animal habitat featured in the story, as well as a craft activity that can be taken home. From now until August 31, 2014, the Zoo is also offering a $2.00 discount off of regular child admission with the purchase of one regular adult admission when the child can show a Palm Beach County Library System card. Read more by clicking the article title above...
Story Time, Library Discount Offered at Zoo for the Summer

Honoring a Profession of Dedication: National Zoo Keeper Week

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: July 22, 2014
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is giving recognition to the dedication of zookeepers and other members of its Wildlife Care & Conservation Team, including animal trainers, educators, veterinary staff, curators, interns and volunteers during National Zoo Keeper Week through July 26, 2014. Staff members are giving fans a peek into their daily routines through social media posts using the hashtag #pbzookeeperweek. - “We are proud to honor our Wildlife Care & Conservation Team during this special week,” said Jan Steele, general curator for the Zoo. “Their dedication to the animals in our care shows in every action they take.” Read more by clicking the article title above...
Honoring a Profession of Dedication: National Zoo Keeper Week

Zoo Closing Early on August 10th for Private Event

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: July 15, 2014
Please note that the Palm Beach Zoo will be closing at 3:30 PM (last admission sold at 2:45 PM) on Sunday, August 10, 2014 for a zoo-wide private event. For further information, please email us at info@palmbeachzoo.org. Thank you!
Zoo Closing Early on August 10th for Private Event

Patriarch Jaguar Mourned at the Palm Beach Zoo

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: July 10, 2014
Staff members at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society are mourning the loss of the Zoo’s 20-year-old patriarch jaguar, Muchacho. The cat was humanely euthanized on July 10, 2014, after veterinary staff found that he was suffering from incurable spinal problems. Zookeepers first noticed something was wrong on July 8, when they observed his back legs were paralyzed. Vet staff brought in a neurological specialist for a full assessment, when it was determined that his condition was swiftly deteriorating, and would not improve with medical treatment. “It is a sad, but appropriate course of action to humanely euthanize Muchacho under these circumstances, given the hopelessly terminal nature of his condition,” explained Jan Steele, general curator for the Zoo. “It was clear that he was in pain, and at that point it becomes a quality-of-life concern. It was not an option for us to allow him to continue to suffer.” TO READ MORE, PLEASE CLICK THE ARTICLE TITLE ABOVE...
Patriarch Jaguar Mourned at the Palm Beach Zoo

Independence Day Weekend Events

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: June 29, 2014
Join us this Independence Day weekend for some good ole fashion family fun! Check out the many events we have planned for this weekend! Please click on the article title above to view complete list...
Independence Day Weekend Events

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