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Boo In The Zoo: Bring A Pumpkin For A Bear!

Big Bear, Ca, October 27, 2011, 12:00pm – This weekend children of all ages can go trick or treating at the Moonridge Animal Park.  The 10th annual “Boo in the Zoo” will take place on Saturday, October 29th from 1:00 to 5:00pm.  Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in costume, and take part in the costume parade and contest.  The event has been expanded this year in preparation for the new zoo’s opening, in which members of friends of the Moonridge Zoo state they would like to break ground for the new site this coming spring of 2012.  There will also be a pumpkin carving contest, and Miss Big Bear and her court will be on hand to do crafts with the little ones.  Normal zoo rates apply, however if you bring a pumpkin for the animals you will receive $1 off your admission.  Pumpkins for the animals are a very special treat, and greatly appreciated.  For more information call (909) 584-1299. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31139.mp3|titles=Boo in the zoo...

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Moonridge Animal Park Hosts Wolf Awareness Day

Big Bear, Ca, October 14, 2011, 12:00pm – Tomorrow is Wolf Awareness Day at the Moonridge Animal Park.  The Zoo volunteers and staff will dispel myths about wolves and inform attendees of their importance within the circle of life.  There will be arts and crafts activities for children, giving them the chance to make a hand puppet or a wolf mask.  At noon, Red Riding Hood will come and read a story to the children, and she will be accompanied by real wolves.  There will also be a 2:00pm feeding tour of the animals in the park.  The zoo opens at 10:00am, and will close at 5:00pm, and normal entry rates apply. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31111.mp3|titles=Wolf Awareness Day...

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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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Moonridge Animal Park Fundraiser “Blues for the Zoo” August 7, 2010

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 16, 2010, 3:00pm – The Moonridge Animal Park turns 50 this year. To help celebrate the zoo’s golden anniversary of providing sanctuary and rehabilitation for orphaned and injured alpine wildlife is a special benefit concert “Blues for the Zoo”.  Internationally recognized blues artists take the stage lakeside at McDill Swim Beach’s outdoor amphitheater on Saturday, August 7th from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  The Blues for the Zoo headliner will be The Delta Guitar Slingers, an all-star group featuring three heralded guitarists from the blues current generation of virtuosos, which includes Lucky Peterson, Michael Burks and Sherman Robertson.  Guy Davis, guitarist and singer-songwriter, opens the concert with his blend of east coast acoustic folk blues and renditions of delta blues favorites.  Café R & B also performs with a mix of originals and Chicago Blues classics.  All proceeds from the concert will go towards providing medical supplies and equipment for the park’s rehabilitation programs.  Ticket prices are $30 in advance or $35 at the gate. Children 10 and under are free with a paying adult. Parking is $3. Beach chairs are welcome for festival-style lawn seating. To purchase tickets in advance log onto www.bigbear.com or call 800-424-4232. Tickets can also be purchased at the Big Bear Visitor Center on Bartlett Road or at the Moonridge Animal Park on Goldmine Drive across the street from...

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Escrow Closes on New Zoo Property; Community Input on Relocation Project to Be Sought in August or September

Big Bear Lake, CA — County Supervisor Neil Derry has just announced the purchase of a 10.4 acre parcel of land in lower Moonridge, to relocate and expand the Moonridge Animal Park, as escrow on the $2 million property closed this week. For nearly a decade, the zoo relocation project has been in various stages of discussion and implementation with action in earnest occurring over the last five years, per Derry’s office. The parcel was financed with San Bernardino County funds that had been set aside over several years, as well as matching state funds from Proposition 40. Various bureaucratic obstacles had impeded progress on the project, per a statement issued by Supervisor Derry, and the county was at risk of losing the state’s matching funds had it not acted. Per Derry, “The zoo was a pipeline project in grave danger when I took office and I expressed my commitment and support for the relocation to the curator and county staff. This was a true collaborative effort, and I am very proud of the results and excited about the zoo’s future.” The Moonridge Animal Park, home to over 150 birds and animals, is one of only two alpine zoos in the country and is entirely self-sufficient, via ticket sales and fundraising efforts overseen by the Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District. In its current location, at the south...

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