March 2022 ZooAmerica Pass Holder Newsletter

Dear Pass Holders:

Hope some of you had a chance to check out our animals enjoying their chocolate-themed treats in February. The otters received decorated football treats; the lynx received a heart-shaped candy box filled with meats; the wolves received heart-shaped pieces of meat; the bobcats received papier-mâché filled conversation hearts. Our incredibly creative team comes up with exciting new ideas for treats each season.

Did you see on Facebook that Stella, our striped skunk and artist-in-residence, attempted to pick the winner of the big game with her painting skills? Unfortunately, she chose orange and black rather than blue and yellow. Better luck next time, Stella!

March brings the popular Mommy & Me program every Monday in the month. Participants can pick up a self-directed scavenger hunt and a booklet of activities at the admissions desk. 

You can now book our popular After Hours, Early Bird and Photography Tours online. All you have to do is visit and complete the process on the Behind-The-Scenes Tours page.

We’re so happy to see that school groups are returning for field trips. Our educators will also be traveling to schools to present outreach programs. We’re thrilled about the increase in interest for our programming. Give us a call at 717-534-3391 if you have questions about ZooAmerica visiting your organization.

ZooAmerica will offer exciting summer camp sessions for children of all ages, from preschool through high school. Our in-person ZooCamp is a journey of exploration, learning and adventure! Campers will gain a greater appreciation for nature and a deeper understanding of the wildlife and wildlands of North America. Registration will be available in mid-March on our website. Grunts and growls, hoots and howls… this camp is wild!

See you soon! 
Dale and Elaine

Read on for Zoo News This Month

River otter pair at ZooAmericaAnimal Spotlight: River Otter

We have two North American river otters, Link and Iris, at ZooAmerica. Check out some things you “otter” know about these mammals.

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ZooAmerica American KestrelZooAmerica Conservation News

This month, we are sharing an update on the blue bird and kestrel nest box cleanouts.

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ZooAmerica_Ashley Jones with RainierMeet the Team

We're excited to introduce a new series to help our Pass Holders get to know our incredible team members. This month, you get to meet Ashley Jones.

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Honey the Raven at ZooAmerica 1In Memoriam: Honey the Raven

We are heartbroken to share the recent loss of Honey, our Common Raven. Honey was under medical care due to a slow decline in her health over the past two years.

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