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**CALENDAR ADVISORY**

July 19, 2012

 

Snow Leopard Day: Asian Wildlife Conservation pays tribute to Asian wildlife


Gigi Allianic, Caileigh Robertson
206.548.2550 | woodlandparkzoopr@zoo.org

WHAT

Celebrate Asia’s most endangered and elusive wild animals at Woodland Park Zoo’s Snow Leopard Day: Asian Wildlife Conservation. Hosted by the zoo and its conservation partner, the Snow Leopard Trust, this full day of activities features the fascinating characteristics of Asia’s diverse animal species and the necessary conservation efforts critical to their survival in the wild.

Hear from zookeepers and conservationists about snow leopards, Asian elephants, tree kangaroos, orangutans, hornbills, tigers and other Asian wildlife and how the zoo is working to preserve them and their natural habitats. Hear insights into the zoo’s partnerships with the Snow Leopard Trust, Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program, Panthera and others to protect these incredible creatures. Enjoy crafts for kids throughout the day.

Woodland Park Zoo’s 11-week-old, female snow leopard cubs remain under close observation by the zoo’s animal management and animal health staff. Shanti and Asha were born with eye and eyelid defects and continue to receive exceptional medical care. While they remain off exhibit to the public, visitors may follow their progress on the zoo’s blog at: http://bit.ly/PTfXWv.

WHEN

Saturday, Aug 4, 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Locations of activities will be posted at the zoo. 

10:30                Keeper/Scientist talk: tree kangaroos    
10:00, 2:00        Keeper talk: snow leopards
10:00 – 2:00      Crafts for kids: felting table
11:00, 1:30        Keeper talk: orangutans
11:30                Keeper talk: hornbills
11:30                Keeper talk: elephants
12:00, 2:30        Snow Leopard Trust talk
1:00                  Keeper talk: hooded cranes and white-naped cranes
1:00 – 3:00        Elephant poo paper-making
1:30 – 2:30        Elephant feeding experience (extra fee)
3:00                  Keeper talk: red pandas 

WHERE

Woodland Park Zoo. Enter through West Entrance on Phinney Ave. N. between N. 55th & N. 56th Sts. Or South Entrance at N. 50th St. & Fremont Ave. N.           

COST

Snow Leopard Day: Asian Wildlife Conservation is free with zoo admission or membership. Summer hours: 9:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. daily. Admission through September 30: Adult (13-64) $17.75; Child (3-12) $11.50; Toddler (0-2) Free. Active and retired U.S. military and their families, seniors and people with disabilities receive a discount and zoo members receive free zoo admission year round. Parking: $5.25

INFO

For more information or to become a zoo member, visit www.zoo.org or call 206.548.2500 or 548.2599 (TTY)

 

Accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, award-winning Woodland Park Zoo is famed for pioneering naturalistic exhibits and setting international standards for zoos in animal care, conservation and education programs. Woodland Park Zoo is helping to save animals and their habitats in the Pacific Northwest and around the world. By inspiring people to care and act, Woodland Park Zoo is making a difference in our planet’s future. For more information, visit www.zoo.org.

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