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PARTY FOR THE PLANET

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Time
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location
The Virginia Zoo

Cost: FREE with regular paid Zoo admission

Celebrate Earth Day and the animals that share our planet at the Virginia Zoo! Enjoy animal presentations on the ZooLive! stage, chat with Zoo staff while learning about eco-friendly enrichment for the animals or stop by a conservation talk featuring some of the Zoo’s projects taking place around the world. With educational activities scheduled throughout the event, this year’s Party for the Planet will be a learning celebration for all ages.

Click Here to get the Schedule of Events
and learn about all the fun activities in store!

 

 

 

 

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Looking to add to your art collection — or start one — with animal-themed artworks? Now is the perfect time to go shopping at The Artists Gallery in Virginia Beach.

“All About Animals” on view at The Artists Gallery in April.
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The Artists Gallery’s current exhibit, “All About Animals,” features dogs, cats, birds, horses, fish, and wildlife — in other words, there’s something for everyone! And all pieces are created by local artists who live and work in our community. In fact, you may get to meet the artist whose painting you purchase.

“All About Animals” is on view through the end of April. Don’t wait — go see it!

But first — check out this sneak preview:

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After the workday ended last Saturday, I traveled from Little Creek Veterinary Clinic to the Knights of Columbus Hall in Newport News, VA, to attend this year’s CFA All Breed Cat Show. I was impressed by how unimpressed the cats were; it made for a relaxed event.

What: Cat Fanciers Association All Breed Cat Show, by Pawprints in the Sand and Chamberlin on the Bay

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018

Who: Various breeds of cats (fancy breeds and housecats) were represented at this year’s show. The slideshow below features just some of the breeds I saw. And although I was lucky enough to cuddle a sweet Tonkinese kitten, I did not get a photo of it — so you’ll have to settle for these photos, instead.

Enjoy the slideshow!

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Here’s what’s happening in February this year. Which animal health awareness event speaks to you?

National Pet Dental Health Month

Responsible Pet Owners Month

World Whale Day
February 18

Love Your Pet Day
February 20

National Wildlife Day
February 22 (formerly September 4)

National Dog Biscuit Day
February 23

International Polar Bear Day
February 27

National Invasive Species Awareness Week
February 26 – March 2

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From our inbox to yours:

Need a unique holiday gift? Help us name our newest lion cub in honor of a loved one!

Name submissions for the MALE lion cub will be accepted through December 22, 2017, at Noon. The Virginia Zoo will donate 100 percent of the naming contest proceeds to the Pride Lion Conservation Alliance, which leads efforts in four key lion ranges, researching and protecting 20 percent of Africa’s existing wild lion population.

The Zoo has raised over $1,000 so far and the top five names are:

1.    Talley
2.    Thabo
3.    Khufu
4.    Emery
5.    Shazier

Click HERE to submit your name choice. 

For cub cuteness 24 hours a day, check out Zola and her baby on our CUB CAM.

P.S. I wonder if anyone has submitted the name “Larrymore” in honor of our local elementary school?

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Halloween is our favorite time of year! Why? Find the answer here!
(Hint: It has something to do with a Norfolk veterinarian.)

Enjoy these Halloween pet portraits,
featuring some of the pets
(and their owners!) who visited us at
Little Creek Veterinary Clinic this month.

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October 21st, 2017 was Reptile Awareness Day.
I didn’t celebrate it in any special way this year,
but I did attend Repticon a couple of years ago.
As you can see from these photos,
I was very aware of the reptiles.
~Jen M.

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