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CWPZoo has two very special and endangered big cats on exhibit.

You know that person, the one who has all the latest gizmos and gadgets; the latest smartphone, iPad, computer, video game, DVD, etc. But you also know that person loves animals. What do you give them? (more…)

new amur leopard at the Catoctin WIldlife Preserve & Zoo

Lady Asja, our new Amur Leopard

CWPZoo has recently been the recipient of two very special and endangered big cats… (more…)

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Everyone’s invited to join the Zoo Crew for a

Wildlife Walk and Fitness Safari!

Hey, kids! Can you leap like a lemur, flutter like a butterfly and kick like a donkey? Find out at the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo’s second annual Wildlife Walk and Fitness Safari on Saturday, May 26 from 12-4pm.

This is your chance to learn how to move like the animals at the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo!  Let’s warm up those muscles and stretch like a giraffe, crawl like a lizard and leap like a lemur! While exploring the zoo’s 25 acre wooded park, participants will enjoy 600 animals from 6 continents of the world, a wildlife stage presentation, alligator bayou and keeper encounters. Try to crawl, climb, jump, kick and run like the animals in 8 fitness activities.

All children who complete the 1K circuit will win a free pass to be used later in the summer. Gather your friends into a team and you all might win adoption rights for the animal of your choice. The team, class, or organization with the most participants will receive a full color adoption packet and a plaque —  up to a $1000.00 value!

Feeding the parakeetsCome check out the “Keet landing” exhibit. (more…)

Wetland Workshops for Educators

Wetland Plant ID: Know ‘em and Grow ‘em © $35

August 4, 2012 9am-4pm

This course provides educators with an understanding of wetland plant ecology and adaptations, and the resources to identify plant species in the field.  Material will cover native and non-native species along with planting tips. Educators will gain valuable tools for exciting students about wetland plants and inspiration to construct schoolyard wetland habitats.

All courses include curriculum and course materials.

Spaces are limited. Please register at least 2 weeks in advance to reserve your spot.

For questions or to register contact Environmental Concern at 410.745.9620 or visit their website.

 

 

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Encounter furred and feathered friends  including giant birds like Ostrich and Emu. Hoofed mammals from six continents including African Zebra, North American bison, Asian and African antelope, European deer, Eurasian wild sheep, and South American Llama may also pay a visit as well as unusual cattle, donkey and goat breeds from around the world.  They’re all there for the fun, feeding and photographing!