Tag: Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo

Big Bear Alpine Zoo Celebrates with May Discount

Big Bear, CA – Big Bear locals are invited to celebrate spring with a discounted admission rate at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo the first week in May. With construction of the new zoo well underway, there’s much to celebrate. From May 1-5, locals can visit the zoo for only $5. The local discount provides an opportunity for people to view the current zoo before the zoo transitions to its new location, which is scheduled for completion in early spring of 2018, and is a thank you to locals for supporting the zoo. The special discount will apply to the...

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Wolf Awareness Week at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo

Big Bear, CA, October 5, 2016 – During the week of October 9-15, keepers at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo will emphasize the importance of wolves to their ecosystem with daily dedicated keeper talks. On Saturday, October 15, 2016, they will place specific attention on the roles that wolves play in maintaining this delicate balance through talks and enrichment presentations. At the Big Bear Alpine Zoo, they seek to educate the public about the roles that all animals play in perpetuating a healthy environment, emphasizing the greater role that humans play in protecting both species and habitat. Like a large mosaic, a healthy environment is comprised of many integral sections.  In parts of the United States, wolves play a vital role in maintaining the delicate balance of their habitat. Celebrate the final day of Wolf Awareness Week at Big Bear Alpine Zoo on October 15. Sharpen your skills in wolf behavior interpretation or join the pack in a community howl.  Zoo keepers will be highlighting the zoo’s wolf packs on Saturday, October 15 with hourly enrichment presentations from 12 noon until 3 PM. For more information on the Wolf Awareness Day activities call (909) 584-1299. Big Bear Alpine Zoo is located at 43285 Goldmine Drive in Big Bear Lake. The zoo is open every day from 10 am to 4...

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Zoo Benefits Every Year From Fundraising Concert

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 12, 2014 – Internationally recognized musicians will be playing lakeside this month to raise money for our local animal sanctuary. Since debuting in 2010, the annual Blues for the Zoo concert has raised about $25,000 for the Big Bear Alpine Zoo. Now in its fifth year, the series that grew out of the Open Sky Music Festival has a loyal following that knows it can expect world-class talent. New this year is a September date instead of August, which its organizers say offers better access to performers who are busy during the summer touring season. The nonprofit organization promoting the concert is Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo, which supports the facility through fundraising, volunteer coordination and education. The zoo is a licensed care and rehabilitation center currently housing over 180 injured and confiscated animals, and it successfully releases back into the wild most of the rehabilitated animals. This year’s new additions are two partially blind Snow Leopards. The concert–along with food booths and an artisan fair–is scheduled for Saturday, September 27 at the Big Bear Lake Swim Beach Outdoor...

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Zoo Makes Home for Two Endangered Beauties

Big Bear Lake, CA, January 31, 2014 – This spring, a pair of snow leopards will relocate to our valley from Washington state’s Woodland Zoo. The sisters were born into the Species Survival program there, but a genetic defect left them each blind in one eye and ineligible for the breeding program. The program is in place because the Himalayan natives are endangered. It’s not the first time out local zoo will host such exotic creatures: Two males, Ivan and Milo, retired here after participating in Woodland’s breeding program. The Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo are building a portable “Himalayan Habitat” enclosure to house Shanti and Asha, and to help raise funds for the project, they’re producing what will be an annual golf tournament. Today is the deadline to register for “Golf for the Snow Leopards,” scheduled for next Friday, February 7 at the renowned Classic Club in Palm Desert. To sign up as a golfer and get more information on tax-deductible sponsorship opportunities, contact Lorie Judd today at (909) 866-9700 or ljudd@sdd.sbcounty.gov. Sponsorship Levels: Tee Sponsors $400 (Tee Sponsors can enter a foursome for $750 to save $50) Ball Sponsor $750 Putting Contest Sponsor $800 Raffle Sponsor $1,250 Cart Sponsor $1,250 Hat Sponsor $1,500 Lunch Sponsor $1,750 Dinner Sponsor $2,500 Premier Sponsor $5,000 Event Information: Big Bear Alpine Zoo Golf Tournament February 7, 2014 @ 12:00...

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Poker Run Will Benefit Grizzlies

Big Bear Lake, CA, August 26, 2013 — The 18th Annual Run for the Grizzlies is scheduled for September 7, 2013 from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm at a new host location: Northwoods Resort & Conference Center. The Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo invites the motorcycling public to participate in this fundraiser supporting the Zoo’s grizzly bears. The ride around the lake will include seven Poker stops and a stop at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo to visit the grizzlies. There will also be live music, raffles, prizes, a Chapter Challenge, vendors, drinks and an expanded BBQ venue. The Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo was formed in 1989 as a non-profit public benefit corporation whose purpose is to support the Big Bear Alpine Zoo through: Educating the public on the treatment, protection, and conservation of wildlife; recruiting and coordinating volunteers; and fundraising. The cost to sign up for Run for the Grizzlies is $25 for rider #1 and $20 for rider #2, which includes a Poker Run Pin & T-Shirt. Registration can be done either on event day from 9:30 am to noon at Northwoods, or online. To learn more or to sign up as a vendor, call (909) 878-4200 or email info@fobbaz.org. The host hotel is offering a special “Run for the Grizzlies” room rate for those from outside the area. Northwoods Resort & Conference Center is located at 40650 Village Drive in Big Bear Lake and can...

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