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Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens Hosts U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Endangered Species Day
May 18, 2012
May 15, 2012 - Jacksonville, Fl -
The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is hosting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) Endangered Species Day on Friday, May 18th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There will be outreach activities for kids, information booths, giveaways (while supplies last) and a visit from Jazoo, the Zoo mascot, at the Zoo’s Great Lawn. Guests will be able to learn about endangered animals at each outreach booth. This event is free with general Zoo admission.
For nearly a century, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens has been dedicated to inspiring the discovery and appreciation of wildlife through innovative experiences in a caring environment. Starting in 1914 with an animal collection that consisted of one red deer fawn, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens now has more than 2,000 rare and exotic animals and 1,000 plants. It has won national acclaim for its South American Range of the Jaguar exhibit and has the largest botanical garden in Northeast Florida. The Jacksonville Zoo is a non-profit organization and is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). It is open year-round, seven days a week, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except Christmas day, and is located on Jacksonville’s north side at 370 Zoo Parkway, one-half mile east from I-95. For more information on the Zoo, log on to http://www.jacksonvillezoo.org