We’re open for the 2015 season and we’re off to a great start!
Some of our visitors were in for a surprise on Saturday, April 18. One of our giraffes, Dottie, gave birth to a male calf. Unfortunately, Dottie wouldn’t allow the calf, named Timber, to feed. We transported him to Tufts as a safety measure to avoid any potential health issues. It’s very important that a baby giraffe feeds shortly after birth. The mother produces a special type of milk, called colostrum, that is crucial for building the baby’s immune system. Timber had to be fed cow colostrum at Tufts, and so far he is doing well! He will be returning to the zoo soon. He will be bottle fed, and once he’s a little bigger he will be reintroduced in with the other giraffes.
We have a few events coming up in May:
- EARTH Members can look forward to the first Member Appreciation After-Hours on May 2. The zoo will be open for members only from 6-8pm (food venues, gift shops, and rides will be closed). Members may bring a guest for a fee of $15.00 per adult and $10.00 per child.
- We’re extending our Mother’s Day offer to 2 days this year. Moms who visit the zoo on Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10 will receive half priced general admission.
- Military Family Day will be on Saturday, May 23. Active service people receive free general admission. Dependents of active service people receive half priced general admission. Veterans receive half priced general admission. ID or proof of service required.
- AAA Day will be held on Saturday, May 30. AAA members get to pay child’s price for general admission purchased at the zoo that day. *Must have current AAA card for discount.