GOOD LUCK at your new home, Petey!

PeteyPetey, the African Black-footed penguin, first waddled into the Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square in 2003. Eleven years later, the zoo bids Petey a temporary goodbye as she begins a brand new adventure: Motherhood!  This journey takes this little penguin all the way down to the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans, Louisiana. Having only just arrived at their facility last weekend, we hear that she and her new mate, Snapper, are already showing signs of affection. Don’t worry—Petey will be back in just a couple of years!

The population of African Black-footed penguins has dropped over 60% in just the past few years, causing them to now be endangered. Native to the southern coast of Africa, these penguins have been suffering the effects of habitat loss, oil pollution, and starvation due to over fishing. Petey will be part of the Species Survival Plan, which is organized by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) to try and help bring back these endangered populations. In order to participate in this program, the Children’s Zoo must be accredited by the AZA, which demands a high standard of care for the animals that call this zoo their home. We are very excited and proud to be a part of this nationwide conservation program.

We invited the Great Lakes Bay Region to help us wish Petey “Good Luck!” by having a large card available to sign during our Endangered Species Day event. Looking to bid her farewell and show your support? Visit our Facebook page and tag yourself on the card in this picture! Then, whenever Petey the Penguin is feeling a little homesick, she will be able to look at this post and be reminded of all her friends back home.

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June 15th, 2017
6pm - 9pm

All aboard the party train during Brew at the Zoo, the Saginaw Children’s Zoo’s adult-only fundraiser! Guests will enjoy craft beer and wine samplings, delicious food from area-restaurants, animal encounters, live music, and free carousel and train rides. This year we are selling designated driver tickets for adults who do not wish to drink alcohol, but still want a chance to enjoy all of our food and various activities.”

All proceeds to benefit new accessible Train cars, so that EVERYONE can have fun at the Zoo! 


Tickets are $40 per person
Designated Driver tickets are $25 per person

Click Here to Purchase Yours Today!

Each ticket includes six (6) drink sample tickets
Additional drink tickets can be purchased for $2 each or 3 for $5

Tickets can also be purchased over the phone at (989)759-1408, or stop by the Zoo Admission Booth today!

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Thank You to our Sponsors:

 

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Tasting Sponsor:

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Nancy Parker and Dr. Dave Lyman

The Ungerleider Family

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