Thank you, Channel 3 Las Vegas, for highlighting our 5th Annual Boo at the Zoo event !
Last year during #nationalzookeeperweek Columbian Park Zoo highlighted a way to help zookeeper mental health when coming to visit. We would like to reshare this specific message this year because not only does it help our zookeepers out a lot, but it can also help make for a better visit.
“Tip: Respect the Barriers
Did you know zookeepers frequently suffer from something called “lock anxiety?” It’s the fear of unintentionally leaving a lock, gate, or door unsecured – which at a zoo could lead to a life-threatening situation for coworkers, animals or even the general public. Keepers carry huge public safety responsibilities on top of the animal care burden. To add to the stress, a keeper’s day also involves intercepting visitors as they reach through fences, stand on railings, step over chains, open staff-only doors and try to sneak into off-public areas (and we know y’all know better!)
Keeping everyone safe is a zookeepers #1 priority. Help them help you by staying on pathways and never, ever crossing safety barriers.” Shared originally by @ColumbianParkZoo
Happy #nationalwilfelifeday from our keepers and animal family! Our keepers talk about their favorite animals and their favorite way to help #wildlife We’ve also included a little #blooperreel at the end #DidYouKnow that there are a lot of holidays throughout the year highlighting wildlife? World Lion Day, World Giraffe Day, World Wildlife Day, and National Wildlife Day (celebrated twice a year on it’s own on both February 22nd and September 4th), as well as many more days to shine a spotlight on the amazing wildlife found around the world! There are a lot of dates to track Like Keeper Dana said, for us, National Wildlife Day is everyday!
We want to thank the Gene Haas Foundation for their very gracious donation! Their generous donation goes directly to caring for our animal family who call the Lion Habitat Ranch home Thank you #genehaas !!!!
#DidYouKnow that all admission fees, donations, and purchases not only go towards feeding our animals, but also covers the costs to keep them cool in the summer? https://lionhabitatranch.org/help/donate/
Book your tickets for the Annual Yoga Gi Gong Fundraiser at the Lion Habitat Ranch now at https://fareharbor.com/…/items/60631/calendar/2023/10/…
On Saturday, October 7th and Sunday, October 8th the Lion Habitat Ranch will be hosting the annual Yoga Qi Gong with certified instructors Doc Phineas and Sindi Keene. Check in begins at 2:30pm, and class will promptly start at 3pm both days. This event is for participants 15 or older. Registration fees are non-refundable.
– 1/2 hour of gentle yoga
– 1/2 hour of Qigong (Taught by Celebrity Guest Star Master Teacher Doc Phineas)
– Crystal bowl meditation after gentle yoga
– 30 minutes to explore the Lion Habitat Ranch
Early Bird Ticket Options:
*$25 per person when purchased in June and July
*$30 per person when purchased in August
Standard Ticket: $40 per person when purchased September or later
VIP Ticket with 2pm check in (same price always): $100 per person for one day or $150 per person for both days.
VIP tickets include a half an hour Meet & Greet with Doc Phineas from Pawn Stars starting at 2pm. You’ll also be one of the first to park and place your mat.
Attendees are invited to mix and mingle and walk through the Lion Habitat Ranch after the event.
*Please bring your own mat*
Saturday, June 17th through Sunday, June 18th from 10am to 2pm, last admission 1pm, we will be celebrating World Giraffe Day at the Lion Habitat Ranch. Ozzie would love for you all to come out to join us! Book your admission in advance at https://lionhabitatranch.org/product/general-admission/ or in our ticket booth the days of the festivities.
🦒There will be a giraffe mask decorating and a gardening activity at our jeep area at 11am (while supplies last)
🦒Our animals will be receiving some giraffe themed enrichment provided by Ozzie the giraffe.
🦒 Giraffe costume contest at 12pm both days. The winner will receive a prize bag.
🦒We will also be having a scavenger hunt for kids to learn about giraffes
We hope to see you all there!