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    May 3, 2014

    If I Drew the Zoo!

    If I Drew the Zoo!
    Saturday, May 3, 2014
    9:30am – Noon

    Discover your creative side with all the sighs and sounds at the Amarillo Zoo. Let the animals inspire you to tap into your artistic side and create beautiful art pieces to your hearts content. Local artists and volunteers will be on hand to demonstrate various art styles and even let you try your hand at sketching, watercolors, finger painting and more! Special children’s areas will let kids express their creative sides with modeling clay, crayons and chalk.

    The Zoo animals will also get into the act creating their own version of art. Some will be available for purchase!

    Admissions: Free with general admission to the Zoo

    Start: May 3, 2014
    End: May 3, 2014

    April 19, 2014

    Easter EGG-citment

    Easter EGG-citement!
    Saturday, April 19, 2014
    9:30 am – 3:00 pm

    Hop on over to the Amarillo Zoo for our fifth annual Easter EGG-citement event. This annual event offers kids a chance to explore the Zoo and receive candy-filled Easter eggs from one of costumed characters. Share the day with the Alice, Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts and of course the March Hare, Bugs Bunny and the guest of honor- the Easter Bunny! Plant a carrot seed garden to take home to plant in your backyard garden, pet one of our cuddly bunnies at Bunnyville. Other event highlights include:

    • Bunny Trail EggVentureJump, hop and bounce from one “eggsploration station” to the next at this spring event! Bunny Trail EggVenture is filled with all kinds of fun! Pick up a special “passport” to embark on a quest to gather colorful candy-filled eggs from one of many costumed characters. Safari-goers will get their passport punched at each egg station as they discover fun facts about our animals. At the end of the search, kids can trade in their passports for a surprise. There are no traditional Easter egg hunts at Easter EGG-citment.

    * Face painting by AmaDazzle (extra fee applies).

     * Even the Zoo animals will get in on the action with eggy-enrichments. The lions,   tigers, monkeys and lemurs will be given “special egg treats” throughout the day.

      • Spider Monkeys/Lemus          10:15 am
      • Lions/Tigers                              11:15 am
      • Bears                                           1:15 pm
      • Kangaroo/Wallaby                    2:15 pm

     * Keep a look-out for the special GOLD eggs and GOLDEN rabbits hidden around the zoo. Find one and redeem it at the Admissions Booth for a special prize. (one per child)

     * Participate in our guessing game at our egg-cellent exhibit on real animal eggs including replicas of whooping crane, golden eagle, tortoise, python and new this year – a replica egg of the Elephant Bird plus other eggs from the animal kingdom.

     *Have fun at one of many special Eggy games including an egg relay, egg toss and finding colorfully wooden eggs hidden in mounds of straw.

     *Take the jelly bean challenge at the Alice and Wonderland tea party – if you dare!!

    • Kids are encouraged to bring their Easter baskets to collect goodies located throughout the Zoo.

     Admission Fee:
    $5 per person

    Start: April 19, 2014
    End: April 19, 2014

    April 1, 2014


    Breaking News!!

    The scientific community has been rocked by the news of a live Sasquatch being discovered! The location of the discovery is being kept a closely guarded secret but rumor has it that it was discovered somewhere in the Northwest Pacific region of the United States.

    The origin of Sasquatch has always been clouded in mystery – many believe it is an undiscovered species of primate that has gone undetected throughout the years. Sightings of large hairy bi-pedal primates have occurred worldwide. Most famous sightings occurred in the Himalayan regions where the term “yeti” was coined. Many also believed that this animal may be a holdover of a large primate thought to have gone extinct over 10,000 years ago called Gigantopithecus blacki. This primate roamed the wilderness areas of SE Asia and stood over 8 feet and weighed in excess of 1,000 pounds. It is also theorized the pithecus, who was primarily a ground dwelling primate, may have been able to walk upright for short period of time.

    Sasquatch also known as Big Foot has been a common fixture in folklore throughout North America for hundreds of years. But, until now, evidence of its existence has only been questionable tracks, grainy out of focus pictures or videos or sketchy eye witness accounts.

    The Amarillo Zoo was chosen through a national lottery to be the first Zoo in the country to exhibit the Sasquatch. For one night only, Tuesday, April 1, 2014 the Zoo will be honored to exhibit this 8’ creature for guests to come see.

    Is Sasquatch a living Giathicus pithicus? Find out when you come out to the Zoo on Tuesday, April 1 from 6-8pm for a limited viewing of the first Sasquatch to be exhibited at a North American – in fact, first Zoo in the WORLD.

    General admission will apply. Other Zoo animals will also be out on exhibit (weather permitting) and Zoo concession stand will be open!

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

    Start: April 1, 2014
    End: April 1, 2014