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Maryland Zoo’s Resident Polar Bear Shows Us How Winter is Done

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Still via Maryland Zoo
Still via Maryland Zoo

When it was snowing sideways on Saturday, the world marveled at the National Zoo’s video of Tian Tian the Panda rolling in the snow. This week, the Maryland Zoo has their own bear clip to show the world.

Brew at the Zoo Makes for Wild Memorial Day Weekend

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Beer among the deer. Wine with porcupine. The Maryland Zoo serves up its annual fundraiser, with plenty of beverages to go around.

Easter Bunny BonanZoo

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catch of the day fish (2)Whatever your usual Easter tradition, we’re sure you can squeeze in a couple of hours next weekend for “one of the most egg-citing events of the year!” It’s the Maryland Zoo’s annual weekend long Easter celebration– made possible (or at least delicious) by Mary Sue Candies. It’s the Bunny BonanZoo! Bring the family down to the zoo (the event is free with regular admission) and hunt for eggs (the Easter kind– not the real kind) nonstop. There will also be games, crafts, live entertainment, and not to mention all the zoo animals you love.

Summer Camp at the Zoo

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catch of the day fish (2)Today we’re focusing on the furthest thing from this weather: summer camp. Early as it may seem, it is in fact time to start thinking about how the kids will spend their days once school is out. One great option to check out is the week-long summer camp offered by the Maryland Zoo. It’s a great way to get the kids outside, and to give them an amazing experience interacting with and learning about the zoo’s amazing animals. The zoo’s camps work for kids from grades 2-8. And with each age group, there’s a slightly different focus– from crafts and zoo exploration for the youngest campers to wildlife conservation for the older campers.

The Gift: Adopt a Pair of Penguins

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What It Is: “Two lovebirds, one sweet gift,” is how the Maryland Zoo puts it. Only through February 9th, they’re offering an amazing adoption package based around one of the most beloved creatures at the zoo: penguins. The Valentine’s Day lovebird adoption package includes an official Zoo Adoption Certificate,  two plush penguin keepsakes, a special penguin fun fact sheet about penguins in love, a photograph of your penguin pair, an invitation for two to join the Zoo’s annual Adopters’ Recognition Day, and a Valentine’s Day card for your special someone. Does this say “love” or what? Available from the Maryland Zoo. $67. Available through February 9th.

Who It’s Perfect For:

Kids: Kids love Valentine’s Day. After all, their cubbies fill with charming paper notes and chalky candy hearts reminding them that feelings abound in the human world. But kids also tend to be big animal lovers– and penguins are a pretty consistent fave. Bring some love and appreciation of nature home with this awesome adoption package that’s as educational as it is sweet.

Your “Please Don’t Get Me Anything for Valentine’s Day” Valentine: You love them, but that doesn’t make their “can we just not celebrate Valentine’s Day” plea any less of an obstacle course. Are you really not supposed to do anything? Surely, it’s a trick. Hedge your bets wisely with a gift like this. It shows you care, but you’re not going the cliche flowers and chocolates route. And really, you did it for the penguins.

Maryland Zoo Mourns Laughing Kookaburra

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Bloke (via Maryland Zoo)
Bloke (via Maryland Zoo)

One of the Maryland Zoo’s most distinctive voices has fallen silent. Bloke, the Maryland Zoo’s much-loved Laughing Kookaburra, died overnight, and the Zoo is in mourning.

Penguin Sleepover with Tripster

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catch of the day fish (2)So it’s that point in the season when Santa is working overtime. And we don’t even mean making the gifts and checking his list. We’re talking all the deliberating and thinking that has to go into picking out the absolute perfect gift for millions and millions of boys and girls the world over. Kind of a big job. And though you’ve maybe only got one or two youngsters you need to plan for, it can still get exhausting trying to outdo yourself (or Santa) year after year. Plus, unlike Santa, you have to live with all of the gifts that pile up with the holidays and find their way into the living room, the dining room, the basement, the master bedroom, etc. So if you find yourself searching these days for the absolute perfect gift, but would prefer its tiny, plastic, always-getting-stepped-on pieces not be scattered around the house, perhaps giving your kid an unforgettable experience (rather than a probably-soon-to-be-forgotten new toy) is in order. And what makes for a truly unforgettable experience for practically any kid? How’s a sleepover with penguins at the zoo sound?

Thanks to Tripster, (the incredible folks who plan out mind-blowing day trips for kids on weekends and school holidays) a sleepover with penguins can totally become a reality for your kids this winter. And even for you, if they’ll let you tag along. Back by popular demand (the November event was an absolute hit), the sleepover takes place Saturday, January 10th and lasts through Sunday morning. Now that the Maryland Zoo has completed its new state-of-the-art exhibit called Penguin Coast, you can snore along with these lovable birds and get to know what happens at the zoo when the zookeepers and and patrons all go home.  

Tripster kids will tour the Zoo from a whole new perspective, visit natural habitats, and look for nocturnal creatures, explore animal senses through participatory games, listen to camp light stories and songs, hang out with old friends and make some new ones! On Sunday morning, a light breakfast will be served and everyone (except the animals) goes home by 9:30am. However, the price of the Tripster event includes admission to the Zoo on Sunday, so you are welcome to stay and continue your adventure for as long as you’d like. And while the event itself won’t last forever, certainly the very special memories will.

The Tripster penguin sleepover event takes place starting on Saturday, January 10th. Reservations are a must. For more information, or to reserve a space, visit www.tripsteronline.com

‘Geriatric Lioness’ Euthanized at Maryland Zoo

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Cuma (via Maryland Zoo)
Cuma (via Maryland Zoo)

The circle of life has taken the Maryland Zoo’s matriarch to the great jungle in the sky.

Your Kids Won’t Forget This Tripster Sleepover – Night with the Penguins

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From Tripster Website:

SLEEPOVER PARTY WITH PENGUINS!

Have you ever wondered what goes on at The Maryland Zoo at night? Find out! We are going where the wild things snore and spending the night in the new African Penguin Exhibit!

The Maryland Zoo is thrilled to have completed its new state-of-the-art exhibit. This exciting penguin habitat, called Penguin Coast, provides an enhanced natural environment designed to reflect the South African home of these unique coastal birds. Among other enhancements, this new exhibit space will allow us to get closer than ever to this amazing and endangered species. 

The evening start on Saturday, November 22nd at 6:00 PM. We’ll tour the Zoo from a whole new perspective, visit natural habitats and look for nocturnal creatures, explore animal senses through participatory games, listen to camp light stories and songs, hang out with old friends and make some new ones! On Sunday morning, we’ll have a light breakfast and depart by 9:30 AM. The price includes admission to the Zoo on Sunday, so you are welcome to stay and continue your adventure!

Price includes dinner, snacks, a light breakfast, games, activities and admission to the Zoo on Sunday, November 23rd. 

What do you need to bring? Suggested items to bring include your sleeping bag, pillow, flashlight, warm clothing, folding chair, cup or water bottle, personal care items, camera, and your sense of adventure! 

Parents and guardians are welcome to join their kids. However, this event will be chaperoned and well-supervised by Tripster staff members. 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2014

6:00 PM Saturday-9:30 AM Sunday

$75 PER PERSON

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Join Tripster for a Sleepover Party with Penguins! Register Today, This One’s Going Fast!

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From Tripster Website:

SLEEPOVER PARTY WITH PENGUINS!

Have you ever wondered what goes on at The Maryland Zoo at night? Find out! We are going where the wild things snore and spending the night in the new African Penguin Exhibit!

The Maryland Zoo is thrilled to have completed its new state-of-the-art exhibit. This exciting penguin habitat, called Penguin Coast, provides an enhanced natural environment designed to reflect the South African home of these unique coastal birds. Among other enhancements, this new exhibit space will allow us to get closer than ever to this amazing and endangered species. 

The evening start on Saturday, November 22nd at 6:00 PM. We’ll tour the Zoo from a whole new perspective, visit natural habitats and look for nocturnal creatures, explore animal senses through participatory games, listen to camp light stories and songs, hang out with old friends and make some new ones! On Sunday morning, we’ll have a light breakfast and depart by 9:30 AM. The price includes admission to the Zoo on Sunday, so you are welcome to stay and continue your adventure!

Price includes dinner, snacks, a light breakfast, games, activities and admission to the Zoo on Sunday, November 23rd. 

What do you need to bring? Suggested items to bring include your sleeping bag, pillow, flashlight, warm clothing, folding chair, cup or water bottle, personal care items, camera, and your sense of adventure! 

Parents and guardians are welcome to join their kids. However, this event will be chaperoned and well-supervised by Tripster staff members. 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2014

6:00 PM Saturday-9:30 AM Sunday

$75 PER PERSON

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