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“Love is in the Air” Adoption Special

Feb 5 2013
by NEW Zoo Education Dept

“Love is in the Air” Spring Special Adoption Package It’s that time of year when LOVE is in the air! To celebrate the spring season and all that it brings, we are offering a SHARE THE CARE Animal Adoption SPECIAL! Now through the end of March: Adopt at the $25 Cousin level, and you’ll be […]

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Summer Zoo Camp 2013

Jan 15 2013
by NEW Zoo Education Dept

The NEW Zoo is pleased to announce our 3rd annual Summer Zoo Camp Program for elementary school-aged children.  Children who participate are sure to have a WILD time! The 2013 Summer Zoo Camp program will begin at 8:45am and end at 2:00pm each day.  Children must be registered to attend a day that corresponds to […]

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The “I” in HIPPO

Dec 8 2012
by NEW Zoo Education Dept

There are many reasons in our world why plant and animal species become rare and endangered, or under the threat of extinction.  However, environmental scientists and naturalists – like we educators here at the NEW Zoo – have noticed that there are five main reasons that can account for the majority of species becoming threatened.  […]

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Penguin Project Diary – Entry 2

Sep 14 2012
by NEW Zoo Education Dept

Hello again from Peru! Dawn and I are having a great time here helping out with the research around Punta San Juan and with the guano harvest. What is a “guano harvest,” you ask?  Well, the guano harvest takes place every five to seven years, and it is run by the Peruvian government. They use […]

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A Day in the Life of a Cotton-top Tamarin

May 8 2012
by NEW Zoo Education Dept

Yaaaaaawwnnnnn.  The sun is starting to spill in through the entrance of the box I’m sleeping in.  Two other tamarins are in here with me, but aren’t awake yet.  That means I can have some fun!  YOINK!  I give an exposed tail a sharp tug, then leap out of the box as quickly as I […]

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Snake Surprise!

Mar 29 2012
by NEW Zoo Education Dept

by NEW Zoo Intern Adam Pankratz Last October, during the Zoo Boo event, something out of the ordinary happened.  A visitor came to us with a small snake in a bucket, saying he knew it wasn’t something that was supposed to be found in his backyard.  The snake had an unusual pattern and coloring, making […]

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Giraffe Training

Mar 23 2012
by NEW Zoo Education Dept

by NEW Zoo Intern, Adam Pankratz   Recently, I was given the opportunity for a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the giraffes’ morning routine.  Every morning, Hodari and Zuri are weighed, have their hooves and legs cleaned, and are put through training exercises by their zookeepers.  In order to do all these things, the NEW Zoo has […]

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A Day in the Life of a Peacock

Feb 21 2012
by NEW Zoo Education Dept

  As the sun rises, I wake up on my favorite perch at the NEW Zoo.  A couple other peacocks and I like to hang out in the trees above the black bear exhibit.  Though it surprises a lot of people, we are actually quite capable flyers, in spite of the fact that we boys […]

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Giraffe Stand Diary: a Thursday Afternoon

Jan 31 2012
by NEW Zoo Education Dept

It’s been a calm day in the giraffe stand. Hodari and Zuri rest together now on the floor, although I can hear the very vocal Shambe, the African lion, roaring from his exhibit outside. During most of the time I’ve spent working this afternoon giraffe stand shift, Hodari has been chewing his cud.  Zuri has […]

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