Tails From The Zoo

Breakfast Television Visit February 1, 2010

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Talking about tortoises

Jenna and I gathered up a whole bunch of the zoo education department’s “creepy crawlies” and headed over for an early morning visit to the Breakfast Television studios this past Thursday. We joined Jon Ljunberg for an on-air segment highlighting our Zoo Tots program for children aged 3 and 4. Jon is a big supporter of the Assiniboine Park Zoo and we were thrilled to creep him out a bit with some of our less than cuddly but super fun animal friends.

In the picture below, Jenna is holding a rat while I’ve got a giant South American cockroach on my shoulder. We also brought a tortoise, a tarantula, a snake, a skink and giant land snails. We really enjoyed the visit and the show staff were wonderful. I was also encouraged but the large number of people that mentioned that they saw the segment. If you are interested in any of the information we talked about regarding Zoo Tots, please visit our website at www.zoosociety.com


Zoo arrives at Breakfast Television

This picture is copyright by Breakfast Television and can be found at: http://www.btwinnipeg.ca/extras/photos/media.jsp?content=20100128_133309_11188


Crafty Animals January 28, 2009

The Zoo Education Centre is offering pre-school craft making programs in 2009. Aimed at 3 to 5 year olds and their an adult partner, this new series of craft sessions falls into our Family Programs series. While we’ve run many other types of programs, this is our first “crafts only” series, because really – what kid doesn’t love crafts?

Crafty Animals is a one and a half hour program packed with zoo nimal themed crafts, from tie-snake to tissue fish to yarn bugs. Sessions will take place in February, March and April and again in the fall of 2009 (Sept, Nov, and Dec). Pre-registration is preferred, for one or all classes.

Winter Sessions: February 18, March 18 and April 15

Time:    1:00 to 2:30 pm

Visit www.zoosociety.com for more information or to register. You’ll also find information their about our other Family Programs including Zoo Tots and Amatuer Animal Puppet Hour!