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IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS....

 The John Ball Zoo has been busy getting ready for the annual ‘Christmas for the Animals’ event happening on December 6th from 10am – 3pm.   This is a super fun event when visitors get a visit with Santa and his reindeer, enjoy the work of an ice-sculptor,  and participate in some fun kid’s activities - BUT – it’s all FREE if you bring a donation of an animal enrichment item!   This is a great way visitors can help the animals celebrate Christmas!  

STINGRAYS MIGRATE TO A WINTER HOME!

Twice a year the stingrays and Bamboo sharks go through an assisted migration from their winter home to their summer home here at John Ball Zoo. This is a process that the staff is very efficient at (with the cooperation of the stingrays and sharks of course).

YOUR PRODUCE DONATIONS!

A huge thank you to all those who read Keeper Dave’s blog about the garden here at the zoo and dropped off their extra produce from their own home gardens! We’ve had an enormous amount of donations and appreciate them all, as I’m sure the animals do too!