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April 1, 2017

Support African Wildlife Conservation, At Woodland Park Zoo

Kirby Lindsay Laney
Learn about conservation and protection projects for African animals during Spring Safari at WPZ.  Photo by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren for WPZ

Learn about conservation and protection projects for African animals during Spring Safari at WPZ. Photo by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren for WPZ

On Saturday, April 8th, Woodland Park Zoo will host Spring Safari: African Wildlife Conservation Day as tribute to the animals of Africa and the conservation projects organized abroad to protect them.

The Zoo has scheduled a full day of activities focused on migration patterns of African animals, with educational keeper talks and enrichment sessions on illegal poaching and habitat loss.  Our choices and actions can save giraffes, lions, gorillas and other African animals.  Learn more during this Spring Safari at the Zoo.

Kick off Conservation Day with a fun, educational Migration March around the African Savanna trail at the Zoo.  Kids participating in the march will have an opportunity to choose their migration animal, and at each station on the migration trail kids can use their skills and senses to find food, water, and a migration buddy.  Registration is not required for the Migration March, and will kick off with three official starts at 9:35a, 10a, and 10:30a.

Hear about efforts to staunch habitat loss and illegal poaching of African lions, at Spring Safari at the Zoo.  Photo by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren for WPZ

Hear about efforts to staunch habitat loss and illegal poaching of African lions, at Spring Safari at the Zoo. Photo by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren for WPZ

The Zoo will also host kids’ crafts, coloring activities and upapi (Swahili for ‘beading’).  Learn the strong cultural ties and significance of beading for the indigenous African people while making your own beaded bracelet.  Every upapi bracelet purchased receives one BeadforLife bead, with more available.

All activities of African Safari Conservation Day will be posted, with locations and times, at Zoo entrances.  See a lion feed, hear a hippo talk, join a giraffe experience, and engage young children in activities at Zoomazium.  While all Conservation Day activities on April 8th are free, Zoo admission will still need to be paid.  Admission costs can be found, along with information on African Safari Day events, on the Zoo.org website.

 


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