The Train! The Train! Zoo Choo Runs Again!

June Press Release from Lucy A. Cook, Executive Director

Visitors to Mill Mountain Zoo over the Memorial Day weekend will be happy to see the beloved Zoo Choo is back on track! After being sidelined for train maintenance and track repair for four weeks, the train will be making its way around the Zoo seven days a week starting this weekend.

As Memorial Day signals the beginning of the summer season as the Zoo, there are lots of other reasons to come and visit as well. Saturday, June 4th brings “Animal Acoustics” to the Zoo featuring a fun filled day of animal themed musical activities at Mill Mountain Zoo! Come up to our beautiful outdoor setting to hear some great musical performances by local school groups and musicians, get to make your own instrument and learn about the sounds animals make.

On Saturday, June 18th, our popular Breakfast with the Animals series continues with Feast with the Feathered! Starting at 8:30am, come and enjoy breakfast and then learn more about these very diverse feathered animals. Once the keeper chat is over, children can create some pretty pompom birds of their own and then do an activity sheet themed around our feathered residents. Registration and fee is required.

Later in June watch for the appearance of our new red wolf, Saluda ! Saluda is still in her quarantine period and we hope she will be able to join our male wolf Dante on exhibit by the 3rd week in June. Finally, we will start off July at the Zoo with a Fourth of July celebration! Music, refreshments and other activities will be a part of the celebration that will honor our First Responders and Service People with free admission. More details available on our website soon.

We can’t wait to see you at the Zoo. Come on up!

The Zoo is open daily from 10am – 5pm. Last ticket sales are at 4pm. For more information on events, tickets and our animals, check out our website at or call (540) 343-3241. Mill Mountain Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). With its more than 200 accredited members, AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation, and your link to helping animals in their native habitats.

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