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African painted dogs have become one of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums SAFE (Saving Animals From Extinction) highlighted species, and we want to take a do to talk about this amazing endangered species.

The highlight of the day will be our special guest speaker, Wilton Nsimango from the Painted Dog Protection Initiative, at 6:30 pm on the Round Barn Deck, but we’ve got plenty of fun things to do all day! We’ll even have discounted admission, starting at 5 pm.

10 am to 6 pm:
Zoo keepers will be by the painted dogs with wooden cutouts to paint.

We’ll have a dog facts scavenger hunt, with a special painted dog plush participants can enter to win!

You can buy baked goods and painted dog paw prints. All proceeds will go toward painted dog conservation!

11:30, 2:00, 3:30, and 6:00:
Watch enrichment and painted dog feeding!

5:00 pm:
Starting at 5:00 pm, admission to the Zoo will be discounted to $7.50 for adults 15 and over and $6.50 for children 14 and under.

6:30 pm:
Wilton Nsimango will be talking about painted dog conservation in Africa. Mr. Nsimango is a conservationist in Africa whose focus is educating local people about painted dogs, why they are important, and how they can help save them. He also founded a Bush Camp for children that hundreds of students have been able to attend. The bar will be open, and all proceeds will go toward painted dog conservation. This talk is FREE to attend!