Tag: Moonridge Zoo

5th Annual Photo Contest At Moonridge Animal Park

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 12, 2011, noon– The 5th Annual Photography Contest at the Moonridge Animal Park is this Saturday May 14, 2011. The contest offers unique opportunities to take pictures of animals in the park. Everyone who enters the contest will get a tour of the park in advance. Photographer Bill Young will offer a pre-contest orientation of the zoo and share some techniques for photographing animals and other aspects of the zoo. Throughout the day animals will be brought out to the presentation green for special photo opportunities. The entry fee is $15 for adults and $10 for children. The price includes regular admission into the Moonridge Animal Park. The photo contest is from 10am to 4pm, with registration between 8:30am and noon. There is no pre-registration. You can enter the contest in one of five skill levels: Child, Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, or Professional. Winners, in each skill level, will have their pictures placed in a professionally designed calendar. All contest participants will get a copy of the calendar as a thank you for supporting the Moonridge Animal Park. For complete event details, background information on the judges, contest rules and to view previous calendar pictures visit http://moonridgezoo.org/photocontest.html [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30718.mp3|titles=Photo...

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Docents Needed At Moonridge Animal Park

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 11, 2011, noon – The Friends of the Moonridge Zoo is looking for volunteers who appreciate being around wildlife to become Docents at Big Bear’s animal park. Docent’s assist and provide information to park visitors, they provide help during special events, prepare food in the animal kitchen, work at the gift shop or snack bar, or help with flower gardening or light maintenance. The Friends of the Moonridge Zoo will start the 2nd Series of their Adult Education Program on May 12th. It will run four consecutive Thursdays 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. If you are interested in becoming a docent call (909) 878- 4200. The Friends of The Moonridge Zoo was created in 1989 to support the Moonridge Animal Park through educating the public regarding treatment, protection, and conservation of wildlife, recruiting and coordinating zoo volunteers, and...

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Public Meetings To Be Held On Proposed Moonridge Animal Park Relocation

Big Bear City, CA, April 11, 2011, 8:00 am – The Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District will host a series of public information open house meetings regarding the proposed relocation of the Moonridge Animal Park.   Attendees can review the proposed plan on a large scale map, receive a copy of the proposed plan, and ask questions or provide constructive input. Three meetings will be held in Big Bear Valley. The first will be Wednesday, April 13, 6pm to 8pm at Community Church by the Lake, 40946 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake. The second meeting will be on Saturday, April 16, 3pm to 5pm at the Bear Valley Senior Center, 42651 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake. The third meeting will be on Wednesday, April 20, 7pm to 9pm at the Rainbow Kids Club, Baldwin Lane, 525 “C” Maple Lane, Sugarloaf (Corner of Maple and Baldwin Lane). All interested parties should attend one of the scheduled open house meetings regarding the proposed planning and development of the property. Contact the District office with any questions at 909-866-9700. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30604.mp3|titles=Zoo...

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Birthday Party for Big Bear’s Wolf Puppy Pack

Big Bear, Ca March 26, 2011 3:00 pm – In April 2 years ago, the Moonridge Animal Park welcomed 9 new babies.  Five male and 4 female wolf pups were born to parents Navarre and Wakiza at Big Bear’s zoo.  In celebration of the wolves’ birthday, the Animal Park will be having a party on Saturday, April 9, from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm.  Gift boxes for the pups will be available for purchase near the Wolf Enclosure.  Filled with goodies for the wolf teenagers, the Zoo staff will toss the boxes into the enclosure.  Visitors may watch the wolves open their gifts and enjoy the treats.  Guests who would like to donate treats are asked to bring unopened packages of their favorite:  Pup-peroni flavored dog treats.  In wolf-years, the pups are about 14 years old.  Similar to 14 year old humans, they exhibit playfulness and youthful curiosity, as well as the beginnings of working out in the pack who will be alpha male and female.  Docents will be available during the wolves birthday party to share details about the pups life at the park.  The Moonridge Animal Park is located across from the Bear Mountain Ski Resort on Goldmine Drive.  Call 909-878-4200 for additional information, or visit their website at moonridgezoo.org. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30567.mp3|titles=Big Bear Wolf Pups Birthday...

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Wolf Awareness Day Comes To Moonridge Animal Park

Big Bear, Ca, October 11, 2010, 8:00am – The Moonridge Animal Park invites you to learn more about wolves on Wolf Awareness Day, Saturday October 16th.  The zoo will have a variety of activities surrounding wolves including crafts, games, and a storytelling of the Real Story of the Three Little Pigs.  There will be some photo opportunities with storybook characters as well.  The zoo will try to dispel some of the misconceptions people have about wolves and let people know how important they are to the environment.  Debra Richardson works with the wolves everyday and says the wolves are “highly intelligent, but of course the pups still act like youngsters and they can be extremely hyper.”  Richardson also added that the wolves pups are “very special to us because we hand raised them from their first day.”  Wolf Awareness day will take place on Saturday October 16th from 11am to 3pm at the Moonridge Animal...

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