PREDATOR AWARENESS DAY AT HOGLE ZOO
Posted On Monday, June 08, 2009
(Salt Lake City, UT) - Check out some recent media: Girl recovering after being bitten by snake, Hiker rescued after running into mountain lion, Urban coyote attacks on the rise and see that our homes are near predators' homes and people need to learn co-exist with them! Join Utah's Hogle Zoo for Predator Awareness Day Saturday June 20, 2009 from 10 am to 3 pm.
Hogle Zoo is teaming up with various local and national wildlife groups and agencies to help the public learn about predators, especially those found in Utah and the surrounding areas. Groups like USU Coyote Research, HawkWatch International and No More Homeless Pets (and others) will be on grounds answering questions and educating people about co-existing with predators that could be in their own backyards.
This day will also showcase fun activities for kids to learn all about the predators we find in the wilderness close to our homes. Additionally, Hogle Zoo staff will be on hand to answer questions about animals and present Meet-a-Keeper feeding demonstrations with many of the predatory animals found on Zoo grounds. There will also be opportunities to learn tips on how to avoid conflict while living in an area near predators.
For more information about Predator Awareness Day at Utah's Hogle Zoo, contact Community Relations Coordinator Holly Braithwaite at (801) 584-1729 or email at email@example.com.
About the Association of Zoos & Aquariums:
Utah's Hogle Zoo is one of only 218 zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (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. AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation, and your link to helping animals in their native habitats. For more information visit www.aza.org.
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