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End your summer vacation with a bang — or a growl, hoot, or roar — with these fun things to do at the Virginia Zoo:

Thursday, August 23rd: Cocktails & Conservation
Take your networking to the next level. Specifically, with cheetahs!Join the Virginia Zoo at Cocktails & Conservation for a night of education, drinks and socializing with the area’s top professionals. The special attraction of the night will be three 3-month old cheetah ambassadors making an appearance after a fascinating presentation from Mary Wykstra, Director of Action for Cheetahs in Kenya, about the species in the wild and measures taken to protect their future.
GET TICKETS HERE

Saturday, August 25th: Bowling For Rhinos (at Pinboys in VB)
Come help us strike out extinction at Tidewater AAZK’s Bowling for Rhinos! It will be a fun evening including bowling, a silent auction, door prizes and more! Bring your family and friends to this all ages event and contribute to international rhino conservation!
GET TICKETS HERE

Friday, August 31st: Zoovies Feat. “Zootopia”
Join the Zoo for a night the whole family will roar about! Bring the kiddos or your friends to Zoovies, an outdoor movie night at the Virginia Zoo. This month we feature Zootopia, a comedic animal tale that is fun for all ages.
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Zoo PartyFrom my Inbox to yours:

The Virginia Zoo is hosting a Party for the Planet on Saturday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  
It’s a celebration of Earth and animals that will bring out your wild side, and provide information about conservation steps you can take to protect natural habitats locally and around the world.
Activities and exhibits will include informational presentations, animal enrichment activities and crafts at the Zoo Event Pavilion.
Watch keepers demonstrate the enrichment activities they use to promote our animals’ social, mental and physical health and well-being.
Talk to environmental experts and learn how all life — including humans — affects the environment, the lives of other species and our lives, too.
The Zoo Event Pavilion will also feature performances by local folk artist Bob Zentz!
All activities are included with admission. For more details go to virginiazoo.org.

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From my Inbox to yours: 

Party for the Planet this weekend at the Zoo! 
Saturday, April 21, 10am – 3pm
 
A celebration of Earth and animals that will bring out your wild side, and provide information about conservation steps you can take to protect natural habitats locally and around the world.
 
Activities and exhibits include informational presentations, animal enrichment activities and crafts at the event pavilion; and Team Green music, games and prizes with Radio Disney!
 
It’s an Earth Day celebration unlike any other – for wild creatures and the wild places where they live.
 
All activities are included with regular admission.
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Visit the Virginia Zoo’s blog for more information on this event, including admission prices.

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An orangutan performs aerial gymnastics in Sumatra. Photo by Thorsten Bachner.

     This Saturday, July 16th, join hundreds of locals to create an aerial masterpiece at the Virginia Zoo. The Zoo is hosting its first-ever creation of Sky Art. With a donation of just $10 per child or $15 per adult, you will receive a brown or green t-shirt and become part of a picture depicting the Zoo’s orangutans swinging through the jungle. 

 
     Visit the Sky Art link above to download and fill out a registration form. Return the form as instructed to ensure your place in the crowd. Participants will receive a t-shirt, free entry to the Zoo on Saturday, and a digital copy of the Sky Art photo.

     The money raised will then go to support the Elizabeth River Project and the Orangutan Foundation International – so what’s not to love? Okay – there is one catch:  participants must be at the Zoo early on Saturday – the event takes place at 8 AM  (yawwwwn…..stre-e-e-e-etch). But you can do it – really!

     Even more fun – the photo will then be entered in a national competition run by the Association for Zoological Horticulture. But no matter the results, you can still be a part of history by claiming your place in the Zoo’s first piece of Sky Art. Have fun!  ~~  Jen
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Orangutan photo by Thorsten Bachner, courtesy of Wikimedia.org, via Creative Commons license.

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