3:13 pm - Thursday December 17, 1693

Zoo Animals Get Special Treats‏

Lions, Gibbons, and Bears Get Special Treats


This Saturday morning, paper mache creations made by Girl Scout Troup #3246 will be filled with food andpresented to several Zoo animals for enrichment.  On February 9th, at 9:30am, a paper mache zebra with meat inside will be placed in the lion exhibit. The lions will then be released into the exhibit to “hunt” the zebra.  At 10:00 am, paper mache globes full of tasty treats will be given to the bears and gibbons.  Finally, at 10:30 am, the squirrel monkeys will receive globes of food. The globes are like puzzles.  They have one hole out of which the food can exit so the animals have to figure out how to get the food out. These itemsenrich the animals’ lives by presenting mental and physical challenges to them. 


Regular Zoo admission rates apply: $8 for adults, $7.50 for youth or seniors, and $6 for children (ages3-12).  All are welcome to watch the events unfold. 



The Pueblo Zoo is a non-profit organization and is an accredited member of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA).  Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things.


The Pueblo Zoo is open Monday through Saturday 9am-4pm, Sundays noon-4pm.  For more information, call 561-1452, visit www.pueblozoo.org, or Join us on Facebook.


Volunteers for the Zoo’s education department are always needed.  Call 719-561-1452 ext 125 for more information.



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