Press Release: Mill Mountain Zoo Celebrates 65th Anniversary

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information contact: Bill Baker, Co-Director Robin Lentz, Co-Director Office (540) 343-3241 Press Release – July 3, 2017 Mill Mountain Zoo celebrates 65th Anniversary Please join us on the 4th of July for our 65th Anniversary. Come out and celebrate with us by having a piece of birthday cake!  Engine 8 from Roanoke City Fire and …

Breakfast with the Animals!

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Can you believe we’re almost half way through our 2017 season of Breakfast with the Animals already? Join us July 15th for Snacking with Snakes and learn all about these fascinating, often maligned animals. There will be a great breakfast from Center Stage Catering, Inc. and lots of fun for the whole family. Click here for registration information.

Acoustic Fridays!

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Acoustic Fridays The Mill Mountain Zoo is pleased to announce something entirely new, Acoustic Friday’s. Once a month we will be open late until 7:00 pm on a Friday. In addition, we will have live acoustic music from Joy Truskowski from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. Joy Truskowski is a Roanoke-based singer-songwriter who performs heartfelt, uplifting, honest, and playful acoustic indie folk pop …

Save the Date: Mill Mountain Zoo’s 65th Anniversary Celebration Events!

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Dear Friends of the Zoo: In honor of 65 years of animal conservation and education in Virginia’s Blue Ridge, we invite you to come celebrate with us throughout the summer and fall of 2017. During each of these fun events, we will be offering $65 family and grandparent Zoo memberships. Mill Mountain Zoo Winefest June 17 from 5:00-8:30pm Come taste libations from Fincastle Winery, White Barrel Winery and Virginia Mountain Vineyard …

Kitten Chronicles 3: The Joy of Broken Promises

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The Joy of Broken Promises It always starts the same, “I will not, can not loose another piece of my heart. I will not fall in love.” But over and over, for nearly 20 years, I fall in love and lose pieces of my heart. The most recent piece was lost to Pallas’ cat kitten “Red”. I suppose the act …

Media Release: Pallas Cat Kittens – Naming Contest

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information contact: Robin Lentz, Co-Director Bill Baker, Co-Director Office (540) 343-3241 Pallas cat kittens – Naming Contest Visitors to the Mill Mountain Zoo are now able to see the two Pallas cat kittens.  They have been transferred to a nursery area in the Train Station. Join us for a baby shower for our Pallas cat …

Kitten Chronicles: The Terrible “T”‘s

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Not the kittens themselves, but the past few days.  First, on Friday, all of the kittens seemed reluctant to eat.  A quick nip by the female informed me why, their teeth were coming in.  Kittens go through this uncomfortable process twice.  First the deciduous teeth, or milk teeth, erupt.  Then, a couple of months later, those will be replaced by …

Kitten Chronicles: April 20

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It’s midnight and the last feeding of the day for the kittens.   I’m so tired I’ve gotten the feeding syringes mixed up, but it’s okay; the law of averages will ensure that each gets their fair share. I watched green and blue; they have color markings on their tails, tussle about and play fight while I fed red.  At …