The Palm beach Zoo and Conservation Society is a non-profit organization and one of Florida’s top-rated Zoological Organizations. The popular zoo is located in Dreher Park in West Palm Beach. The zoo is home to over 550 animals and over 190 different species. Many of the animals here are endangered and roam through the 23 acres of tropical habit. Most recently the Zoo has welcomed a new Baird’s Tapir Calf, or a Central American Tapir which are native to Mexico, Central America, and northwestern South America. The baby calf was born January 20th.
The Palm Beach Zoo has added their special events for the month of February to their calendar.
This Saturday, February 9th, the Zoo is hosting their Early Explorer series “Not-So Slimy Scales” start at 10 am until 11:30 am. The program features an interactive and educational activities designed for pre-school aged children. There will also be up close animal encounters, games, crafts, stories, and visits to the animal habitats through the Zoo or Nature Play area. One adult is required to attend with each child. Pre-registration is required and costs $25 dollars per person for members and $50 dollars per person for non-members. Click here for more information.
The Ladybug Release Party: Saturday, February 16th from 9 am to 2 pm. Bring the entire family for the 5th Annual Ladybug Release Party. Where everyone is encouraged to wear red and dress as a lady bug for a chance to win prizes such as the Ladybug Costume contest, Zoo Memberships, access to the Flamingo Experience and much more. The Ladybug Costume Contest starts at 12 pm. Click here for more information.
The Palm Beach Zoo is located at 1301 Summit Boulevard in West Palm Beach.