ZooAmerica to Observe Endangered Species Day on May 19
Fun, Educational Activities at Zoo May 19 from 11-3
ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park will host Endangered Species Day on Sunday, May 19. Guests are encouraged to come out to the zoo and join in a celebration of conservation successes, while also learning about current concerns for endangered species.
ZooAmerica is home to a handful of endangered species native to North America, including the thick-billed parrot, peregrine falcon, ocelot and black-footed ferret. Guests can observe these endangered animals in different exhibits located throughout the 11-acre zoo. Some of these animals and birds are supported through a conservation and breeding program known as a Species Survival Plan®. The goal is to oversee population management and enhance conservation efforts of the species in the wild.
On May 19, there will be three stations set up around the zoo for guests to learn about about butterflies, alligators and endangered Southwestern animals. Guests can collect trading cards about many of the endangered species at each station. They can also participate in fun and educational activities scheduled from 11:00 am through 3:00 pm. These include the following:
- 11:30 am - Watch a feeding and training session for our thick-billed parrots
- 1:00 pm - Endangered Species Program highlighting the peregrine falcon
- 2:00 pm - Enrichment activities for the ocelot and black-footed ferret
Regular admission to ZooAmerica is $12.50. Tickets for guests ages 3-8 and 55+ are $10.50. Children 2 and under are free. Guests who purchase a regular ticket to Hersheypark can gain access to ZooAmerica for no additional cost when entered via a walkway bridge located in the Kissing Tower Hill area of the Park; hours vary.