ZooAmerica Celebrates 40 Years

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201 Park Avenue Hershey

Hershey, PA 17033


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  • 6 May

ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park will celebrate its 40th anniversary the weekend of May 5-6 with various activities for the whole family. Founded in 1910 when Milton S. Hershey formally organized his Park’s growing collection of wild animals, the Hershey Zoo reopened to the public as ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park on May 7, 1978. Various animal encounters will happen throughout the weekend and will feature some of the original species from 1978. The following special activities will be offered May 5-6 including an educational scavenger hunt that will take place throughout the Zoo. An open house will also be available from 11 AM through 3 PM in the Woodlands Education Room. Guests can visit with Pinky the Gila Monster, an original animal in 1978, see past ZooAmerica uniforms, view desert tortoise hatchlings and check out historic pictures and videos.

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