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    August 8, 2015

    World Lion Day

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    Celebration of World Lion Day

    August 8, 2015
    9:30am – 3:00pm

    Come prepared to have a roaring good time as the Zoo honors our amazing pride of lions. On Saturday, August 8th  the Amarillo Zoo will join Zoo’s around the world in celebration of World Lion Day. This special day is celebrated to bring awareness to this species of big cat and what you can do to help ensure their survival in the wild. Visitors can have fun learning about lions and participating in a variety of fun activities.

    Activities include lion-themed keeper chats, face painters, educational bio-fact Zoofari cart, special lion treats, “I love Lions” selfie station and information on ways you can participate in conservation efforts

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    June 13, 2015

    Commitment to Conservation Series

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    Click here to view the Conservation Series flyer

    Start: June 13, 2015
    End: June 13, 2015

    June 6, 2015

    Reptile Mania 2015

    Saturday, June 6, 2015
    9:30am – 3:00pm

    Gather up your little naturalist and slither out to the Amarillo Zoo to share the day with snakes, lizards, tortoises and toads! Bring the family out for fun, entertainment and hands on encounters with reptiles and amphibians from around the world. This day of scaly and slimy fun is geared towards the entire family and is included in the general admission to the Zoo.

    Reptiles and amphibians are often portrayed as creepy, dangerous and aggressive creatures but contrary to what people think, these animals play a vital role in our environment and are generally shy and reclusive. During the event you can learn about the truths and misconceptions that surround reptiles and amphibians like: do snakes chase people? What is a turtle’s shell made out of? What is the largest species of snake in the world? Plus much more! Live animal encounters and keeper chats will include pythons, giant tortoise, huge toads and others.

    Excitement awaits you…..

    • Join the “I Touched a Snake Club”
    • Sample a Lizard lunch of crispy fried crickets, grilled mealworms or poached waxworms – yum yum!
    • Learn about venomous snakes and poisonous toads
    • See the skeleton of the world’s largest species of frog – the massive Goliath frog
    • See the world’s largest species of toad – the plate-sized Marine toad
    • SSSSSuper cool snake crafts to make and take home
    • Snake feeding demonstrations and more!


    Admissions: $4 adults (ages 13-61) $3 seniors (ages 62 and up) and $2 children (ages 3-12) and free for children 2 and under and AZS members.

    Amarillo Zoo is located at NE 24th Ave and Dumas Highway inside Thompson Park.

    For more information call the Zoo at 806-381-7911 or visit our website at www.amarillozoo.org

    Start: June 6, 2015
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