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May 2014 E-newsletter

May 2014

Birthday Celebration

Join us as we celebrate "Frankie" the alligator snapping turtle's birthday on Friday, May 16th at 10 a.m. For information on upcoming birthdays and events click here.
Celebrate Migratory Birds

Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) on May 10th, 2014! Activities will be held throughout the Zoo from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. This event is included with the price of admission. Click here for more information.

Cool Savings!

Mention this ad and enjoy half off a Siberian Chill refill. This offer is redeemable only at Lory Cafe throughout May.


“Bubba,” the Komodo dragon, has returned to his exhibit and turned 20 this year! This is cause to celebrate! For just $10 during the month of May, adopt "Bubba" and receive a personalized certificate of adoption, fact sheet, and 8x10 color photo! 
Click here to adopt today!

Zoo Tycoon

We invite you to participate in the “Zoo Tycoon” Community Challenge, which benefits the AZA Tiger Species Survival Plan® (SSP) Tiger Conservation Campaign! Learn more here.

Travel to Kenya

Join Steve McCusker, Director of the San Antonio Zoo, and enjoy the stunning views of unspoiled wilderness in beautiful Kenya! For more information, click here, or email Jo Brown at

Congratulations Gerald Vimont on your winning photo of "Phoenix," our baby Komodo dragon hatched on April 4th. "Phoenix," is the healthy offspring of the female Komodo dragon, "Scatha," who died due to smoke inhalation in a December fire in the Komodo dragon exhibit. Come by and see him in the Reptile House!

Don't forget to submit your favorite Zoo photo to for a chance to have it showcased in one of our monthly e-newsletters! One entry per person, per month, please.

San Antonio Zoo Partners with 96Elephants Campaign

96Elephants is a Wildlife Conservation Society advocacy campaign striving to bring awareness to ivory trafficking and its demand. The goals of the 96Elephants campaign are to secure effective U.S. moratorium laws, secure significant additional funding for elephant protection, and educate public audiences about the link between the purchase of ivory products and the elephant poaching crisis. The San Antonio Zoo, along with AZA and 115 AZA accredited institutions, have partnered with 96Elephants. Please join us by visiting the website to support this effort. Together we can save African elephants!

Click here for more information >>

Zoo-la-la! Feast with the Beasts!

Grab your friends for an adult evening at the Zoo and celebrate Zoo-La-La, the 19th Annual Feast with the Beasts! presented by The Boeing Company. On Friday, May 9th from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., the San Antonio Zoo will be transformed into a tropical Hawaiian paradise featuring tasty libations and delectable cuisine from some of San Antonio's favorite restaurants! Enjoy live entertainment, keeper chats, and a great Zoo Pool brimming with fantastic prizes. Tickets are on sale at the San Antonio Zoo's main office or purchase your tickets online!

Ticket prices:

Non-Members: $55
Non-Member Couple: $100

Members: $45
Member Couple: $80

Click here for more information and to buy tickets >>

Big Cat Breakfast for Mom and Dad!

Looking for a grrrreat way to celebrate Mother’s and Father’s Day? The Big Cat Breakfast is an experience that mom, dad and the whole family are sure to enjoy! Join us for a delicious, hot breakfast before meeting the carnivore keepers for a behind-the-scenes look at these fabulous felines. This special experience is for ages 6 years and above for both the May 10th and June 14th Breakfast.

Click here for more information >>

San Antonio Zoo Members ONLY Birthday Extravaganza!

Join us on Thursday, June 5th, from 6 p.m. to
9 p.m. for a birthday bash like no other!

- FREE Carousel Rides
- FREE Classico Pizzas from the amazing Chef
  Doug at the Zootennial Restaurant (dinner
  served from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.)
- Fun door prizes, face painters, caricature artists, presentation animals, and birthday cake.

Come celebrate the Zoo’s 100th birthday! No RSVP needed! If your membership allows children and/or guests, you are welcome to bring them as well.

Become a Zoo Member today>>

An Announcement from the San Antonio Zoological Society

The San Antonio Zoological Society currently has 57 active Board members, four Directors Emeriti, one Executive Director Emeritus, and two Honorary Directors. At the April 17th meeting, the following appointees were approved by the Board of Directors:

The following Board Members have been re-nominated to serve a three-year term ending in 2017:
Mary Rogers Barrett
Camille L. Denton
Kathleen R. Kennedy
John V. McLaughlin
Howard W. Peak
Cynthia C. Robinson
Gregory D. Seay 
Gilbert F. Vazquez
The following new Board Members will serve a three-year term ending in 2017:
Ann Allen Cross, DVM    
Andrew Greller, DVM    
Christine Mahr
Susan Moulton
James Nester
Marilyn Jean Tolcher   




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