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Conservation Days at the Zoo

Celebrate the animal world all year round!

Take part in our Conservation Days with fun activities, including games, crafts, and keeper talks!  Let’s come together to protect animals from extinction.

 

February 13, 2021                

I “heart” Indigos Day

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Help the Zoo and the Orianne Center for Indigo Conservation (OCIC) celebrate the threatened eastern indigo snake! The event will take place at the Zoo and will include fun activities for the whole family. The OCIC had a very successful year in 2020, with many indigos hatched at the 25 acre facility in Eustis, Florida. Learn all about the eastern indigo snake and see how you can help make 2021 another great year! This event is included in general Zoo admission; additional fees may apply for certain activities.


April 24, 2021                     

Party for the Planet Earth Day Celebration

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate Earth Day at the Zoo and be part of the largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America! Help us celebrate our planet’s amazing and diverse wildlife through interactive environmental education activities, amazing animal encounters, and fun games and crafts for the whole family. Connect to nature and conservation in the community and be inspired to become conservation heroes to help protect this beautiful planet. This event is included in general Zoo admission; additional fees may apply for certain activities.


May 22, 2021                                    

Endangered Species Day

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate Endangered Species Day at the Zoo, where people of all ages are encouraged to learn about the importance of protecting endangered plants and animals, and what actions can be taken to preserve the future of the species. Be awe-inspired as you get up close to the many endangered species from all around the word represented here at the Zoo. Learn about Florida’s many endangered species, and the things you can do in your own backyard to help protect them, through fun games, crafts, and animal encounters. This event is included in general Zoo admission; additional fees may apply for certain activities.


June 12, 2021              

World Oceans Day

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Come to the Zoo to celebrate our planet’s beautiful oceans and be inspired to take action to protect marine life and their habitats through interactive games, activities, crafts, and more. This event is included in general Zoo admission; additional fees may apply for certain activities.


July 17, 2021            

Bear Awareness Day

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

All three of North America’s bear species – the polar bear, grizzly bear and American black bear – are threatened by habitat loss and human-caused mortality. Bear Awareness Day is a day to recognize how vital these large mammals are to the ecosystems in which they live, and how important it is to protect their habitat. Through hands-on activities, games, crafts, and special keeper talks at the Black Bear habitat, we will inspire awareness about these wonderful animals, the role they play in ecosystems, the work we do to protect them, and what we can to do help. This event is included in general Zoo admission; additional fees may apply for certain activities.


Aug. 28, 2021

Amur Leopard Day

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

This special day celebrates how important conservation efforts are for the beautiful and critically endangered Amur leopard. Join us to raise awareness and protect these amazing animals from extinction. This event is included in general Zoo admission; additional fees may apply for certain activities.


November 6, 2021      

Lemur Conservation Day    

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Learn all about these amazing “ghosts of the forest” and discover how you can become a part of the conservation efforts helping the most endangered group of mammals on Earth. Enjoy watching the lemurs at play here at the Zoo, and have fun participating in special activities, including children’s games and crafts, and keeper talks. This event is included in general Zoo admission; additional fees may apply for certain activities.


Please call 407.323.4450 ext. 121 for more information.

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