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July 2014 E-newsletter


 
July 2014

Birthday Celebration
 
 

Resident tapir "Kruze" will celebrate his 23rd birthday on June 25! Join us on June 25 at 10 a.m. when "Kruze" will get a special birthday treat! For information on upcoming birthdays and events click here.
 
 
Cool Savings!
 
 

Throughout July, mention this ad and receive $.75 off any fresh fruit smoothie at the Bear Den concession stand.

 
 
Adopt-an-Animal
 
 

Celebrate our tapir's birthday with an adoption for only $10 during the month of July. Adopt "Kruze" and receive a personalized certificate of adoption, fact sheet, and 8x10 color photo!
Click here to adopt today!

 
 
 
     
 
 

Congratulations David Carpio on your winning photo of our gorgeous cheetahs, "Sam" a 10-year-old male and "Mandy" a 9-year-old female. Cheetahs are the fastest mammal on Earth! You can see "Sam" and "Mandy" at the Zoo, located in Rift Valley.

Want to see YOUR photo highlighted in our monthly e-newsletter? Submit your favorite Zoo photo to ecastillo@sazoo.org for a chance to have it showcased! One entry per person, per month, please.

San Antonio Zoo Welcomes Warthog Piglets!

The San Antonio Zoo welcomed a pair of adorable warthog piglets on June 14. This is the second birth for mom "Sekini." She keeps close guard over the infants while Dad, "Nikki," whose presence in their habitat might prove disruptive to their rearing, lives in the exhibit next door.

Warthogs are wild members of the pig family and are found in the grassland, the savanna, and the woodland in sub-Saharan Africa. The species is relatively widespread, abundant, and, despite being hunted as food, there are no major threats to their population. Adults weigh 100 to 300 pounds, with males generally outweighing females. The young are born after a 172-day gestation period, and an average litter size is three. Congratulations "Sekini" and "Nikki!"

See more Zoo babies here >>

Summer Camp Savings!

Save $20 off registration when you register online and enter code "julyzoocamp." Only one discount per camp registration please. Not valid for Tiny Tot Camps.

Sign up for Zoo Camp or our Tiny Tot Camps all summer long! Spend your time learning about animals, nature and what happens at the Zoo every day. Age-appropriate games, stories, crafts and animal encounters are part of each camp!

Be sure to sign up for one of our Overnight Adventure Camps or our advanced Adventure Camps for ages 12-13 years!  

Register for Summer Camp here >>

Skip the lines with a Zoo Fun Pass!

Introducing the Zoo Fun Pass and no more waiting in line to purchase your tickets. With the new Zoo Fun Pass, enjoy the butterfly exhibit, a carousel ride, a train ride, and one cup of lory nectar for the Lory Landing exhibit!

Beginning July 9, purchase your Zoo Fun Pass at the main gate for $9 per person and receive one FREE box of popcorn per person. Skip the lines and enjoy your Zoo Fun Pass sooner than later!
 

96Elephants Campaign is Making Changes!

The 96Elephants campaign has seen some great achievements in recent months. Through their efforts, Antiques Roadshow on PBS has agreed to stop featuring carved ivory tusks on air and has also removed past ivory appraisals from the series archive.

In addition, New York, one of the largest hubs for illegal ivory in the world, passed a ban on ivory sales within state borders!

Read more about 96Elephants here >>

 

NOW HIRING!

The San Antonio Zoo is not just a great place to play...it's a great place to work! Check out the many job opportunities available and apply online by clicking here!