SNAKES AND COUGARS AND BEARS, OH MY!


PREDATOR AWARENESS DAY AT UTAH'S HOGLE
ZOO

Check out some recent media: Girl recovering after
being bitten by snake, Hiker rescued after running into mountain lion, Urban
coyote attacks on the rise and see that our homes are near predators' homes
and people need to learn co-exist with them! Join Utah's Hogle Zoo for
Predator Awareness Day Saturday June 20, 2009 from 10 am to 3 pm.

Hogle Zoo is teaming up with various local and national wildlife groups and
agencies to help the public learn about predators, especially those found in
Utah and the surrounding areas. Groups like USU Coyote Research, HawkWatch
International and No More Homeless Pets (and others) will be on grounds
answering questions and educating people about co-existing with predators
that could be in their own backyards.

This day will also showcase fun activities for kids to learn all about the
predators we find in the wilderness close to our homes. Additionally, Hogle
Zoo staff will be on hand to answer questions about animals and present
Meet-a-Keeper feeding demonstrations with many of the predatory animals
found on Zoo grounds. There will also be opportunities to learn tips on how
to avoid conflict while living in an area near predators.

About the Association of Zoos & Aquariums:
Utah's Hogle Zoo is one of only 218 zoos accredited by the Association of
Zoos & Aquariums (AZA). Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or
aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to
providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a
better future for all living things. AZA is a leader in global wildlife
conservation, and your link to helping animals in their native habitats. For
more information visit www.aza.org.