Lehigh Valley Zoo
April 22, 2022
|Ali Reid of 69 News WFMZ visited the Lehigh Valley Zoo this busy Friday morning to talk all things conservation and Earth Day, as well as to give the scoop on improvements being made to the Zoo and announce a new Zoo resident coming this spring!
Ali and Lehigh Valley Zoo COO Matt Provence visited ourJaindl Penguin Pavilion, which is currently undergoing improvements to make the exhibit space more naturalistic and more accessible to some of our older African penguins. Then they headed down to visit our kangaroos and wallabies where they discussed the construction of Habitat Madagascar, a brand new indoor-outdoor exhibit for our lemurs and tortoises that will break ground this spring.
Ali then met with Lehigh Valley Zoo Curator Maggie Morse at our Mexican gray wolves exhibit to discuss some of the fun things happening this weekend for Party for the Planet at the Zoo, and to share some of the great conservation success stories from Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) initiatives.
Lehigh Valley Zoo CEO Amanda Shurr then met with Ali at the Giraffe Barn, where the Zoo’s tallest resident, Masai giraffe Tatu, helped dish the inside scoop on a new resident coming to Lehigh Valley Zoo this spring. That’s right – another giraffe is coming to join Tatu as part of the giraffe Species Survival Plan (SSP) program!
Ali finished off her visit by catching up with Promotions & Special Events Manager Elise Yardley at the goat barn, where they discussed all the fun activities happening this weekend at Party for the Planet sponsored by Cougle’s Recycling, Inc. Guests visiting the Zoo this weekend will have the opportunity to actively engage with the Zoo’s mission of conservation through an array of fun activities like recycling games, a scavenger hunt, and Friday Zoo Tours. Edge of the Woods Native Plant Nursery will also be on site Saturday and Sunday to provide information on the importance of using native plants in gardening and landscaping.
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As a member-supported non-profit organization, Lehigh Valley Zoological Society was founded in 2004, but it has been treasured community landmark for centuries. Located in the Lehigh Valley’s Trexler Game Preserve, we have educated and entertained more than five million people. Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the Lehigh Valley Zoo hosts year-round, family-friendly events and activities, educational programs, and camps. Through a mission to create a safe, engaging and enlightening wildlife experience for guests of all ages, the Zoo demonstrates leadership in the cultural, scientific and conservation communities. To learn more about Lehigh Valley Zoo, we invite you to visit our website, www.lvzoo.org, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.