Christmas Celebration Returns To North Georgia Wildlife Park

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Christmas begins early at the North Georgia Wildlife Park! You are invited to visit the Live Nativity at the Park on Friday and Saturday, November 27 and 28, 5:00pm-7:00pm. There will also be a short Nativity Play put on by the “zoo kids” (children of employees) 5:30pm-6:30pm each night. The park will be serving hot chocolate and marshmallows, as well. As a way to say thanks and give back to the community, the Christmas Celebration and Live Nativity are free!

But there’s more! Attend the Live Nativity, then stay for the “Starry Night Tour”, only on Saturday, November 28 at 6:00pm. Bring your flashlight and join animal educators as they lead you on a walk through the zoo under the stars! Discover some amazing nocturnal animals, such as owls and fennec foxes. Then it’s “All Aboard” for a starlight hayride, where guests will see zebras, camels, emus, llamas and more!

The Starry Night Tour costs $59.99/person. Children under two years old are free, and children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a paying adult. At least 10 people reserved in advance are required to run this tour, otherwise it may be cancelled. Visit  https://www.northgeorgiazoo.com/holiday-celebration–starry-night-tours.html today to make your reservations!

Katelyn M Dunlap

Upcoming Winter Events Dec & Jan at NGWP

Announcements, Community

Upcoming Tentative Winter Hours & Events for North Georgia Wildlife Park & Safari Drive Thru

December & January Hours: Saturdays 11am-3pm. (We may be adding in Sundays, will announce if we do so)

We will also be open for Winter Break December 19th-Jan 6th, daily from 11-3pm (Closed Christmas Eve & Day)

Our Safari Drive Thru will also be open for the same hours as above.

Upcoming Winter Events:

Wolf Experience Saturdays by Reservation Only.  Meet 1- 2 of the wolves up close. Learn, experience and interact with some of the wolves at North Georgia Zoo. Assist with training and enjoy taking photos!

Safari Santa: Every Saturday in December- by Reservation Only $10 per child+Safari Drive Thru Admission. (only available at the Safari Park Drive Thru) Reserve your visit with Safari Santa! Comes with cookies, milk, candy cane hunt and an animal guest experience!

Winter Break Fun December 19th- January 6th Experience the zoo in the winter! Bundle up the family and enjoy a day out at the zoo or head over to our Safari Drive Thru.

Tree Toss December 26th-January 6th from 11-3pm Curious about what the animals do with their recycled trees? Come join us and see for yourself! They love dragging them, eating them, rubbing on them, tearing them up, and much more! Great Fun and Enrichment for both animal and human kind!

Open MLK Weekend January 16th-18th from 11-3pm

 

Night of the Living Safari Press Release

Community

As a way of saying “Thank You” to their community and supporters, the North Georgia Safari Park and White County Fire Station #6 are co-hosting the “Night of the Living Safari”, a drive-thru trick or treat experience. The event will take place Friday and Saturday, October 30th and 31st, 4:00pm-7:00pm. Here’s the best part – it’s FREE!

You will experience dozens of exotic animals as you drive through the Safari Park – zebra, camels, water buffalo, bison, wart hogs and more.  In addition, you’ll receive treats from costumed staff and volunteers along the way. It’s a fun, COVID-safe and unique way to experience Halloween.

Due to anticipated crowds, reservations are required. This will make for a better experience for all guests. Reservations may be made online at https://www.northgeorgiazoo.com/night-of-the-living-safari.html

This free event is possible due to the generosity of many individuals and businesses that are helping sponsor the event.

Donations to the park are appreciated. These will be used to help the park continue to care for and feed the animals during this COVID season.

So put on your costume, get your trick or treat bag, and join the fun at Night of the Living Safari! North Georgia Safari Park is located at 2912 Paradise Valley Road, Cleveland, GA. Visit their website at www.myfavoritezoo.com for more information.

LOTS OF SMILES AT NORTH GEORGIA WILDLIFE PARK & ZOO

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When we began offering our “Social Distancing Drive Thru
Zoo” experience at North Georgia Wildlife Park & Zoo, we
really did not know how people would respond. We have
been overwhelmed buy your response! Literally thousands
of families have driven through our zoo over the past two
weeks, and we have received so many generous
contributions to help us with the ongoing costs of operating the zoo and feeding our animals.

Perhaps the most gratifying thing for us has been the comments we have
received. Our guests have told us over and over, “Thank you for doing this!
Thank you for providing a safe experience for our children. It’s so nice to be
able to get out of the house and do something fun, while still practicing social distancing.”

 

But the best thing has been the smiles on the faces of the children! Their
excitement at seeing the animals has made the “Drive Thru Zoo” worth all the time and effort.

 

So, thank you to our zoo family, friends and community for your continual
support. We love you all and will continue to pray for you during the coming days.

 

About North Georgia Wildlife Park & Zoo / Wildlife Wonders:

North Georgia Wildlife Park & Zoo (NGWPZ) is home to over 300 animals. NGWPZ is known for its
outreach programs called Wildlife Wonders- Zoo to You which started in 1995. Wildlife Wonders was
featured on “Dirty Jobs” and provides 1000’s of educational outreach programs each year. Wildlife
Wonders opened their doors for guests to come visit during the fall of 2010 and the name was
changed to North Georgia Wildlife Park & Zoo. NGWPZ is known as a “Zoo like no other” and “My
favorite zoo”. They have earned these titles because of the unique and hands-on experiences they
offer.

Sign up for animal encounters with otters, sloths’ kangaroos, wolves, zebras and more. Enjoy a
reptile encounter and get hands–on with everything from alligators to large snakes. Take a wagon
ride to see exotic livestock, learn about the rare breed livestock breeding program and feed the
camels! Guided Wildlife Walks are provided during regular business hours and offer a chance to
learn more about and get up close with animals such as Cougars, Lemurs, Monkey, Birds of Prey and
many others. The petting farm animal area is a low-cost option that is great for kids and adults alike
and introduces visitors to over a dozen different farm animal breeds plus other animals such as giant
tortoise, deer, parrots, and baby camel. Baby animals are always available to pet and feed in the
petting zoo area but come in the spring and you may even see one being born!

NGWPZ is licensed by Georgia Department of Natural Resources and United States Department of
Agriculture. NGWPZ is a member of the Zoological Association of America. NGWPZ has received
outstanding reviews from both zoological professionals and visitors.

NGWPZ offers specialty tours and animal encounters throughout the year by reservation. Zoo
Admittance is seasonal and offered on select days. To view dates, prices, options and more visit:
www.myfavoritezoo.com. To learn more about their Zoo to You program visit:
www.wildlifewonders.org

NORTH GEORGIA ZOO OFFERING “SOCIAL DISTANCING DRIVE THROUGH ZOO” EXPERIENCE

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North Georgia Zoo in Cleveland, GA is offering the perfect way to have a fun, family experience
while still practicing social distancing. On Saturday and Sunday May 7th & 8th, enjoy the “Social Distancing Drive Through Zoo” experience!

 

Drive through the “other side” of the zoo, where, from the comfort of your car you can see
zebras, camels, water buffalo, wart hogs, llamas, etc., as well as farm animals like sheep and
goats. In fact, you will see over 80 animals, and you never have to leave your car! You will also
be able to purchase food for the animals, which you can toss to them from your car window.
There is no charge for the “Drive Through”, but donations are appreciated. Also, the drive is
fairly bumpy, and there are two creek crossings, so vehicles that have a low clearance are not
recommended. It is also asked that you leave your own pets at home for this experience.
North Georgia Zoo, like so many other private businesses, has been stretched by the current
economic crisis brought on by COVID-19. Your gifts and donations will be used to feed the 400 animals who call the zoo their home.

 

No reservations are needed for the “Drive Through”, so jump in your car and come for a visit!
North Georgia Zoo is located at 2912 Paradise Valley Road, Cleveland, GA 30528. Visit their website at www.northgeorgiazoo.com.

 

North Georgia Zoo is NOT a 501c3 tax-exempt organization, and contributions/donations are NOT tax deductible.

 

North Georgia Zoo & Farm News Release – Drive Thru Zoo

About North Georgia Zoo & Farm/ Wildlife Wonders:

North Georgia Zoo & Farm (NGZ) is home to over 300 animals. NGZ is known for its outreach
programs called Wildlife Wonders- Zoo to You which started in 1995. Wildlife Wonders was featured
on “Dirty Jobs” and also provides 1000’s of educational outreach programs each year. Wildlife
Wonders opened their doors for guests to come visit during the fall of 2010 and the name was
changed to North Georgia Zoo & Farm. NGZ is known as a “Zoo like no other” and “My favorite zoo”.
They have earned these titles because of the unique and hands-on experiences they offer.

 

Sign up for animal encounters with otters, kangaroos, wolves, zebras and more. Enjoy a reptile
encounter and get hands–on with everything from alligators to large snakes. Take a wagon ride to
see exotic livestock, learn about the rare breed livestock breeding program and feed the camels!
Guided Wildlife Walks are provided during regular business hours and offer a chance to learn more
about and get up close with animals such as Cougars, Lemurs, Monkey, Birds of Prey and many
others. The petting zoo and farm animal area is a low-cost option that is great for kids and adults
alike and introduces visitors to over a dozen different farm animal breeds plus other animals such as
giant tortoise, deer, parrots, and baby camel. Baby animals are always available to pet and feed in
the petting zoo area but come in the spring and you may even see one being born!

NGZ is licensed by Georgia Department of Natural Resources and United States Department of
Agriculture. NGZ is a member of the Zoological Association of America. NGZ has received
outstanding reviews from both zoological professionals and visitors.

NGZ offers specialty tours and animal encounters throughout the year by reservation. Zoo
Admittance is seasonal and offered on select days. To view dates, prices, options and more visit:
www.myfavoritezoo.com. To learn more about their Zoo to You program visit: www.azootoyou.com.

Kids are out, come to the zoo!

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Your kids are out of school. Are you looking for an activity for them that doesn’t expose them to large groups of people? North Georgia Zoo is the answer!

North Georgia Zoo in Cleveland, GA will be open Wednesday and Thursday, 11:00am-3:00pm BY RESERVATION ONLY. This will allow us to limit the number of people in the zoo to levels in alignment with the CDC recommendations of 50 people in close proximity to one another. Tours will be limited to 20 people. Animal Experiences will be limited to 8-10 people. The zoo is an open-air facility that is spread out over a large area, so “social distancing” is the norm here. There are also hand sanitizer stations throughout the facility for your convenience. At this time there are no confirmed COVID-19 cases in our county.

You may reserve a Wildlife Walk (tour of our exotic animals), the Petting Zoo (we have 30-40 babies in the Petting Zoo right now!), or a Hands-On Animal Experience (Wolf Experience, Otter Experience, Meet the Babies, or Fennec Fox Experience). Again, you MUST HAVE RESERVATIONS TO ATTEND EITHER OF THESE TWO DAYS.

Go to www.myfavoritezoo.com to make your reservations! North Georgia Zoo is located at 2912 Paradise Valley Road, Cleveland, GA

About North Georgia Zoo & Farm/ Wildlife Wonders:

North Georgia Zoo & Farm (NGZ) is home to over 300 animals. NGZ is known for its outreach
programs called Wildlife Wonders- Zoo to You which started in 1995. Wildlife Wonders was featured
on “Dirty Jobs” and also provides 1000’s of educational outreach programs each year. Wildlife
Wonders opened their doors for guests to come visit during the fall of 2010 and the name was
changed to North Georgia Zoo & Farm. NGZ is known as a “Zoo like no other” and “My favorite zoo”.

They have earned these titles because of the unique and hands-on experiences they offer.
Sign up for animal encounters with otters, kangaroos, wolves, zebras and more. Enjoy a reptile
encounter and get hands–on with everything from alligators to large snakes. Take a wagon ride to
see exotic livestock, learn about the rare breed livestock breeding program and feed the camels!

Guided Wildlife Walks are provided during regular business hours and offer a chance to learn more
about and get up close with animals such as Cougars, Lemurs, Monkey, Birds of Prey and many
others. The petting zoo and farm animal area is a low-cost option that is great for kids and adults
alike and introduces visitors to over a dozen different farm animal breeds plus other animals such as
giant tortoise, deer, parrots, and baby camel. Baby animals are always available to pet and feed in
the petting zoo area but come in the spring and you may even see one being born!

NGZ is licensed by Georgia Department of Natural Resources and United States Department of
Agriculture. NGZ is a member of the Zoological Association of America. NGZ has received
outstanding reviews from both zoological professionals and visitors.

NGZ offers specialty tours and animal encounters throughout the year by reservation. Zoo
Admittance is seasonal and offered on select days. To view dates, prices, options and more visit:
www.myfavoritezoo.com. To learn more about their Zoo to You program visit: www.azootoyou.com.

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