Zoo Boo 2013 is only days away! Get your costume ready and Call John at 756-4014 to volunteer to staff one of the decorated areas and give out candy within the zoo.
Check out the Zoo Boo 2013 flyer under Upcoming Events for more info.
See YOU at Zoo Boo Oct. 25 & 26 from 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Hello Everyone! The October 2013 Paws & Claws has just been published. News about Zoo Boo, new Behind The Scenes Tours, and more. Read it Today!
Volunteering at the zoo is easy to do:
1. Fill out a volunteer application at the zoo gift shop and return it to the gift shop volunteer on duty.
2. Our Volunteer Coordinator will call you to schedule your training for the Gift Shop.
3. You will work with an experienced cashier during training. We want each volunteer to feel comfortable and capable before working alone.
4. Our Volunteer Coordinator will arrange your schedule in the Gift Shop, based on your availability. Remember, only a couple of hours a week can make a big difference.
THANK YOU for volunteering at the Applegate Park Zoo!!!
THANK YOU to all of the volunteers who made Teddy Bear Day/St. Patrick’s Day 2013 such a big success!
Our Teddy Bear “Doctors” Margaret and Dennis Kohn were simply spectacular! The “X-Ray” was fantastic. I’m not about to give away their secret for the procedure, you’ll just have to come to next year’s event to see it in operation.
The Green Punch was popular with visitors, but someone in the Kiddie Corral was a bit squeamish when I referred to it as “bug juice”.
Zoo Tours were given a test run that day – the program will be refined just a bit, with maybe an option for a longer or shorter tour being offered to visitors. Thank You Rebecca and Adam for puitting together a very informative tour package.
- John Carlos
The March 2013 edition of P)aws & Claws is now available. Look under Newsletters in the Downloads tab.
Saturday, March 16th will be the date for Applegate Park Zoo’s always-popular Teddy Bear Day and our celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Starting at 10:00 a.m. and continuing until the first 100 portions of goat food have been dispensed, (or until the goats are full) everyone wearing GREEN will be given a FREE portion of goat food.
Also on that day, from noon until 3:00 p.m. the zoo’s very enjoyable Teddy Bear “Doctor” will be on hand to examine your stuffed animal, give it any necessary “shots” and “vitamins” and give you a certificate attesting to your animal’s ability and willingness to provide lots more love for you!
We will also provide visitors with Free Refreshments while the Teddy Bear “Doctor” is in, and there will be displays of information in the Rossotti Ed-Zoo-Cation Center about our two bears in particular and California’s Black Bears in general.
See http://mercedzoo.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/TeddyBear-Day-2013.pdf for more info.
That’s right - the Merced Zoological Society really wants our friends to join us and participate. We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM in the Rossotti Ed-Zoo-cation Center (the building between the back gate to the zoo & KiddieLand – to get there, drive on the bike path behind the Zoo to the parking lot by KiddieLand). Hope to see you there! We need more members to attend the meetings & get more involved. We’ll be having Teddy Bear Day/ St. Patrick’s Day event in March & could use some help!
#008000;”>Well, the cat’s outa’ the bag. Since you logged onto our site, you now know the secret! Things are happen’in and you need to be kept in the know… So on with our story.This is Merced, it’s Summer and of course the coyote is in the water. How else does one keep cool at a zoo… in Merced?
Many of the animals here at the zoo will take advantage of the coolness of water, given the chance in this summer heat.
If YOU want to see the animals, you might want to come out when it is comfortable for you.
If the heat is bothering you, more than likely, the animals are also bothered… subdued, lethargic, and in general, staying quiet and hidden away out of the sun.
The best time, is to get to the zoo as soon as it opens in the morning or later in the day, as it cools off. Many of the animals would use the same schedule in the wild for the same reasons.
Deer hide away and sleep during the day, only to “get up” as the sun starts to go down. Now think about this… the cougar, that feeds on deer, probably keeps the same hours as the deer. It only makes sense. (The cougar doesn’t eat the deer at the zoo, only the ones in the wild.)
The whole point here is, come on down to the zoo and get acquainted with the inhabitants. You’ll be glad you did. For hours, click here