You don’t have to hibernate over the holidays this year if you get out and get moving in Delaware’s state parks. From “First Day Hikes,” to “Zoo Camp,” to “Stroller Rollers,” there is plenty to do and see in DNREC’s state parks over the winter break from Christmas Eve through New Year’s Day.
Brandywine Zoo has made a red panda transfer and introduced two new pandas to the public. The zoo’s new residents are Sherman, a five-year-old male from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology institute in Virginia, and a four-year-old female, named Mohu, from the Blank Park Zoo in Iowa.
DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation will host an open house for the public to learn about plans for the future of the Brandywine Zoo from 4 – 7 p.m. Thursday, June 14 at the zoo’s Education Center, 1001 North Park Drive in Wilmington.
DNREC Division of Parks & Recreation to offer free admission to Delaware State Parks and the Brandywine Zoo on Black Friday
DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation, and Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), invite the public to #OptOutside this Black Friday by visiting Delaware State Parks. Admission will be free to 15 state parks and the Brandywine Zoo.
The Brandywine Zoo’s Amur tiger, Zhanna, is scheduled to be transferred to the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo in New York early in January 2017, according to DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation in partnership with zoo officials and the Delaware Zoological Society. The relocation is prompted by the Association of Zoos and Aquarium’s Species Survival Plan – a robust and scientific endeavor to manage the genetic diversity of captive species. Zhanna’s genetic profile and age make her a good candidate for breeding and consequently, for transfer to a zoo with a successful tiger breeding program.