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…)
Donations requested to replace and repair after storm damage
Hurricane Sandy took our lovely forest and turned it on our heads, bringing down dozens of trees on fences, pathways, aviaries, barn roofs and electrical wires. (more…)
High winds bring down dozens of trees. Volunteers needed for clean up efforts.
Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo is temporarily closed as staff and volunteers clean up after Hurricane Sandy. (more…)
CWPZoo has recently been the recipient of two very special and endangered big cats… (more…)
Animal Behavior and Conservation Society is hosting a fundraiser to benefit the meerkats of Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo, Saturday, May 19th at the Mt Airy Volunteer Fire Department Activities Building. (more…)
A date on the wild side is not just another
“dinner and a movie” night out. (more…)
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!
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.