FIRST EVER SNOW LEOPARD DAY HELD AT CAPE MAY COUNTY ZOO

Snow Day -2011 039The Cape May County Zoo was the place to cool off on Saturday, August 13th at the first “Snow Day” event for Snow Leopard conservation awareness. This special event was held in conjunction with The Woodland Park Zoo in Washington State who has been celebrating this Snow Leopard activity for the past four years.

Freeholder Director Dan Beyel said, “We were proud to work in conjunction with the Woodland Park Zoo to stretch Snow Leopard Conservation from the west coast to the east coast.”

This fun filled day to raise awareness for Snow Leopard conservation included: face painting, educational displays, education talks, games and interactive kid’s activities. The Cape May County AAZK group and the Cape County Zoological Society had promotional items for patrons as well as products for sale to benefit the International Snow Leopard Trust.

The hit of the day was the four tons of crushed snow, which assisted in creating a winter scene. Many kids and some adults beat the heat by climbing up the snowy hill, complete with wintry backdrop. Many of the zoo animals enjoyed the chilly refreshing snow as well.  The snow was given out to many animals as an enrichment program.

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