Come celebrate the longest neck animal and meet our resident Pompey! Learn about these amazing animals and why you should help save them in the wild at our 5 pm Giraffe Talk.
There will also be a raffle for a lovely basket (plush giraffe, frame photo of our own Pompey, Giraffe statue, Giraffe cozy) at the information booth. 50% of the proceeds will go towards West African Giraffe Conservation and 50% to the GVZOO Volunteer Enrichment fund.
Come support these wonderful conservation efforts!!
Aldergrove – Summer is almost here and we have welcomed a new member to our zoo family! Jester our 4 year old male moose is celebrating father’s day this year as a new first time father to his 3 week old female calf. The female’s mother is 4 year old Oakleaf who arrived at the Zoo back in April 2015.
Moose calves are helpless at birth and their mother’s keep them hidden from enemies for the first few days of their lives. The moose calf gains the most weight and is the fastest of all big North American animals, gaining more than a half a kilogram a day during the first month. In addition, a calf can outrun a human and swim only after a few days.
Photo credits: Delmar Jaldbert
The moose is the largest member of the deer family and the largest mammal in North America being one of the national animals of Canada. They are found in Canadian forests from the Alaska boundary to the eastern tip of Newfoundland and Labrador. The IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Red List of Threatened Species lists the Moose as “Least Concern”; however threats to the status of moose populations do exist and are primarily human-caused habitat alteration.
Photo credits: Amder Pedersen
Our new calf does not have a name as of yet, although you can come by to see her along with her parents, Oakleaf and Jester; although she might be at a distance for a while until everyone feels comfortable.
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Register to golf in person at the Zoo, competition times are 11:30 am and 2:30 pm...don't miss out on all the fun! Entering the golf competition is by donation (in addition to regular admission fees to the Zoo).
Winners will receive some fantastic prizes and maybe you will learn a thing or two about the great game of golf. Happy golfing and Happy Father’s Day!