Tag: Zoo

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

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Moonridge Animal Park Hosts Wolf Awareness Day

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Birthday Party for Big Bear’s Wolf Puppy Pack

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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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