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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has received the subgrant application for the Zoological Society of the Palm Beaches’ Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society repairs due to damages in Hurricane Irma (DR-4337-FL PW 06679). Pursuant to Executive Order 11988 and 44 CFR Part 9.12, final notice is hereby given of FEMA’s intent to provide funding for this project under the Public Assistance (PA) Program. An initial disaster-wide Public Notice was published October 6,... Read More
at Friday, Aug 16, 2019
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Summer Safari Savings Pass

Buy full-price summer admission once & enjoy FREE UNLIMITED DAYTIME VISITS May 1 - September 30, 2019.  BUY ONLINE ADMISSION TICKETS HERE *Online ticket holders will receive their Summer Safari Savings Pass at the admissions booth upon arrival.  Photo ID (such as a driver’s license or passport) must be presented at each visit with the Summer Safari Savings Pass. Passes are only valid during daytime zoo hours (9AM-5PM) and cannot be combined with other... Read More
Posted by Naki Carter at Sunday, Apr 28, 2019
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Join Us for Cocktails & Conservation

Palm Beach Zoo announces its 2019 Conservation Leadership Lecture Series, generously supported by presenting sponsor Bank of America. All lectures and discussions will occur from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Zoo’s Tropics Café. Guests are invited to enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and zoo animal encounters from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. before lecture presentations. Read More
Posted by Naki Carter at Monday, Apr 22, 2019
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To Zoo: May Events & Happenings

Special events and promotions for May 2019:    THREE CATS. ONE RACE. GO WILD!  Register now for the Big Cat 5K Race  on Saturday, May 4th at 7:30AM. NEW THIS YEAR: finisher medals, vanity bibs, catnap for a cause, and FREE ZOO ENTRY for spectators! Net proceeds from this RUN/WALK help fund Palm Beach Zoo's partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society.  Click here for more information ROAR & POUR  is back for summer 2019, the last... Read More
Posted by Naki Carter at Friday, Apr 19, 2019
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To Zoo: April Events & Happenings

Special  events  and promotions for April 2019: Brew at the Zoo, 6PM-10PM, Saturday April 6 Get your tickets for Palm Beach County's most unique craft beer festival presented by FPL SolarNow! Advance tickets required. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door. This will be a SOLD OUT Event! NEW and exciting features: NEW VIP areas NEW Brew Logo T-Shirts NEW Food Trucks NEW Beer Pilsners, Entertainment NEW Games in the Fountain! BUY NOW! Camouflaged... Read More
Posted by Naki Carter at Thursday, Mar 14, 2019
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To Zoo: March Events & Happenings

Special  events  and promotions for  March 2019: Curious Kids: Critter Keepers, 10AM-11:30AM, Saturday March 2 Do you have a Curious Kid? Join us for an interactive educational experience designed for children ages 5-7! These special themed programs may include: up-close animal encounters, stories, games, crafts, and visits to animal habitats throughout the Zoo or Nature Play! One adult is required to attend with each registration.  Pre-registration is... Read More
Posted by Naki Carter at Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019
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Register Now for Spring Break Zoo Camp!

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. –  Are you ready for a Spring Break full of WILD fun? Send your little  zoo keepers on the adventure of a lifetime at Palm Beach  Zoo ! March 18-22 & 25 9:00AM - 4:00PM REGISTER NOW “Spring Break  Zoo   Camp  combines our top-rated activities into one fun-filled week,” said Kelly Miller, Education Programs Manager at the  Zoo .  Children between the ages of 5-8 will spend an exciting week... Read More
Posted by Naki Carter at Friday, Feb 15, 2019
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West Palm Beach Police Credited with Safe Return of Rare Monkey Stolen from the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — West Palm Beach Police are being hailed heroes for helping return a stolen Goeldi’s monkey to the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society. Detectives returned the female monkey to Zoo officials shortly before midnight Wednesday.   "We are grateful for the tenacious and passionate detectives and police officers involved in our case," said Margo McKnight, Zoo President & CEO. Zoo officials say the... Read More
Posted by Naki Carter at Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019
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Special Events & February 2019 Happenings

Palm Beach Zoo is announcing the following special  events  and promotions for  February 2019: DragonFest: 9:00AM-2:00PM, Saturday, February 2 MUST-SEE ENTERTAINMENT! Join us Saturday, February 2nd from 9A-2P, for DragonFest our annual celebration of the Chinese New Year! The world-renowned  John Wai Martial Arts  Academy will celebrate the Year of the Pig with authentic dragon performances and lion dances in our Interactive Fountain area. Plus, fortune... Read More
Posted by Naki Carter at Monday, Jan 14, 2019
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Vote Palm Beach Zoo 'Best of Best' Local Tourist Attraction

SWIPER & FRIENDS WOULD LOVE YOUR VOTES! Palm Beach Zoo is in the running for best Local Tourist Attraction in Palm Beach County. Just click the link below: we're under People & Places , then click Local Tourist Attraction . Vote daily thru January 4 to help us become a 'Best of the Best' winner! CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR PALM BEACH ZOO (**Make more than 25 votes = chance to win $500! ) Read More
Posted by Naki Carter at Tuesday, Dec 25, 2018
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Special Events & January 2019 Happenings

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Palm Beach Zoo is announcing the following special events and promotions for January 2019:    Winter Break Camp Join us for a wildly fun winter break! Winter Zoo Camp participants will experience up-close animal encounters, zoo keeping activities, animal habitat visits, behind-the-scenes tours, games, crafts, science experiments, carousel rides, and enriching conservation education activities. All of your... Read More
Posted by Naki Carter at Monday, Dec 24, 2018
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Palm Beach Zoo Holiday Gift Guide: 'Tis the Season

'Tis the season to give gifts that save species! Our Holiday Gift Guide has some WILD offerings for everyone on your list. Even better - with each purchase, you are helping support the education, conservation, and care of the some of the coolest animals in the world. Adopt an Animal:  Palm Beach Zoo's Adopt an Animal Sponsorship Program is a great way to add a furry, feathered, or scaly friend to your family!  When you sponsor an animal, your... Read More
Posted by Naki Carter at Saturday, Dec 1, 2018
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Palm Beach Zoo Hosts Ribbon Cutting Celebration for New Zoo Entry Plaza Honoring Donors Ruth & Ted Baum

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. —  The Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society holds a ribbon cutting for the new Ruth and Ted Baum Family Conservation Entry Plaza. “This project represents an investment in our Zoo as the second-most visited cultural attraction in Palm Beach County,” said Palm Beach Zoo CEO and President, Margo McKnight. “It provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere to our visitors and members.” The new entry was funded thanks to a $1.25mm... Read More
Posted by Naki Carter at Friday, Nov 30, 2018
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Palm Beach Zoo One of Three Florida Zoos Receiving National Award for Conservation

SILVER SPRING, MD. — The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) announced that Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, Brevard Zoo, and Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo have been recognized with AZA’s 2018 North American Conservation Award for significant achievement in the Perdido Key beach mouse Species Survival Plan program. The three AZA-accredited facilities received this national award during AZA’s September conference in Seattle.This annual award recognizes... Read More
Posted by Naki Carter at Thursday, Oct 4, 2018
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Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society Announces New President and CEO

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. —  Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society Chairman of the Board, Michele Kessler, announces that Margo McKnight has accepted the position of President and Chief Executive Officer. The former Florida Aquarium Senior Vice President of Conservation, Science and Research, will assume her new post on May 21, 2018.  “While our national search allowed us to meet many exceptional candidates, we are certain Margo is the person to take our Zoo... Read More
Posted by Naki Carter at Friday, May 11, 2018
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The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society has received the coveted 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator , the largest and most utilized independent charity evaluator in America. This achievement is the highest possible rating with Charity Navigator, and is a testament to the Zoo's sound fiscal management and a proven commitment to accountability and transparency. “We are honored to receive this important distinction," said... Read More
Posted by Naki Carter at Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
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Palm Beach Zoo Workers Trek 63 Miles in Four Days to Save Species

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Forty-three Florida panthers were killed in Florida last year, so animal care staff and zookeepers at the Palm Beach Zoo are promoting awareness to save the species. Inspired by the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition, Palm Beach Zoo workers walked 63 miles in four days to promote public awareness of conservation and wild habitat preservation. “The trek is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It affords us the opportunity to see how panthers would... Read More
Posted by Naki Carter at Saturday, Feb 25, 2017
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