Jaguars at San Diego Zoo Receive Early Valentine’s Day Treat

Jaguars at San Diego Zoo Receive Early Valentine’s Day Treat: Heart-Shaped “Bloodsicles” 2013-02-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — The jaguar family at the San Diego Zoo received the ‘purr-fect’ gesture of love from their keepers this morning: an early Valentine’s Day gift in the form of heart-shaped bloodsicles. Five-year-old Nindiri licked and savored her delectable treat made of… Read the full press release

Knott’s Berry Farm’s Spring Fling!

Knott's Berry Farm's Spring Fling!

Knott’s Spring Fling! Knott’s Offers Family-Size Fun March 23 through April 7 Buena Park, CA – 2013-02-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Knott’s Berry Farm, where fun is always growing, will be celebrating the coming of spring in a BIG way with live entertainment, interactive games and food and wine events starting March 23rd. From Ghost Town to… Read the full press release

San Diego Zoo’s Panda Cub – Happy at Home

Happy at Home 2013-01-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — The San Diego Zoo’s panda cub, Xiao Liwu, is enjoying his new home and getting comfortable in his new surroundings. Xiao Liwu has been climbing up into the trees in his new habitat and enjoys sitting up in the branches, as well as taking naps in the sunshine. Since… Read the full press release

Kempinski Opens Olare Mara Kempinski, Masai Mara Tented Camp

Luxurious 12 Tent Camp in the Olare Orok Conservancy – Complete with over two million wildebeest, zebras and the world’s largest lion population Geneva, Switzerland, 2013-01-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Kempinski Hotels today (January 15, 2013) opened the doors (or rather tent flaps) to its all-inclusive Olare Mara Kempinski, Masai Mara Tented Camp. As the company’s… Read the full press release

NATIONAL ZOO ORANGUTANS TURN HIGH-TECH WITH APPS FOR APES

ORANGUTAN OUTREACH PROGRAM PROVIDES ENRICHMENT AND PROMOTES CONSERVATION To download images, visit the Smithsonian National Zoo’s Flickr page. Created with flickr slideshow. 2013-01-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — When great ape keepers at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo were deciding how to add more variety and enrichment to their animals’ lives, they turned to Orangutan Outreach and a program that had… Read the full press release

Furry February Fun at ZooAmerica

Guests Enjoy Chocolate-Themed Events, Teddy Bears and Discounts  Hershey, Pa., 2013-01-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park participates in Hershey’s month-long, destination-wide celebration of all things chocolate, Chocolate-Covered February, throughout the month of February. In addition to chocolate-themed events, the Zoo hosts a teddy bear clinic and offers Friday discounts. All special events and activities are free with… Read the full press release

The InterContinental Montreal Joins with the Montreal Snow Village to Bring to Life “New York on Ice”

MONTREAL, 2013-01-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — The InterContinental® Montreal is proud to join the Montreal Snow Village and Ice Hotel, a Nordic experience set to dazzle and delight visitors looking for a unique adventure. The Village, which is North America’s first and only entire village made of snow and ice, will officially open on Tuesday, January 22nd in the city’s… Read the full press release

Polar Plungers Freezin for a Reason at Columbus Zoo

Powell, OH, 2013-01-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Special Olympics Ohio and the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium welcome the Polar Plunge to the Zoo for the third year on Sat. February 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. Polar Plunge at the Columbus Zoo is one of nine Polar Plunge fundraising events in Ohio to raise funds for Special… Read the full press release

Rhino Calf Gets Bottle Feeding from Keepers at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

2013-01-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Keepers at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park gave five-week-old rhino calf Shomili, or Mili, as keepers call her, a bottle feeding as part of her daily nutritional routine this morning.  Animal care has been giving the greater one-horned rhino calf bottle feedings since first time mother Sundari has not been able… Read the full press release

ANDAZI THE EASTERN BLACK RHINOCEROS IS EXPECTING

Birth expected in August or September would be a first for Zoo Atlanta ATLANTA, 2013-01-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Andazi, a 6-year-old eastern black rhinoceros, is expecting her first calf. The new arrival would be the first black rhino calf ever born at Zoo Atlanta. Andazi and 8-year-old male Utenzi mated for the first time on May… Read the full press release

Lincoln Park Zoo veterinarian becomes first American, first woman to achieve elite certification with European College of Zoological Medicine

CHICAGO, 2013-01-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Kathryn Gamble, DVM, Lincoln Park Zoo’s Dr. Lester E Fisher director of veterinary medicine recently became the first American – and first woman – to be awarded Diplomate status within the Zoo Health Management subspecialty by the European College of Zoological Medicine, an elite certification recognizing exceptional expertise in this specialty…. Read the full press release

Woodland Park Zoo to open new exhibit, welcome new animals in 2013

SEATTLE, 2013-01-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Woodland Park Zoo will open the first phase of its new Asian tropical forest exhibit in 2013, including Asian small-clawed otters, a tropical aviary and kid’s nature play area. In addition, the public is expected to get its first look at the zoo’s four new lion cubs in late spring.These exciting… Read the full press release

SMITHSONIAN’S NATIONAL ZOO KEEPER KATHY BRADER RECEIVES ORDER OF MERIT

NEW ZEALAND PRIME MINISTER JOHN KEY RECOGNIZES KIWI CONSERVATION EFFORTS 2013-01-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Smithsonian’s National Zoo is a global leader in brown kiwi conservation largely because of Animal Keeper Kathy Brader’s efforts, and her devotion to this endangered species was honored recently by New Zealand’s Prime Minister, John Key. On Jan. 1, Key appointed… Read the full press release

Indianapolis Zoo: Tickets Now Available for Zoolala Presented by Lockhart Cadillac

Indianapolis Zoo Associate Council hosting inaugural event for emerging area leaders INDIANAPOLIS, 2013-01-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Emerging and aspiring leaders from across Central Indiana are invited to join the Indianapolis Zoo for a vibrant evening of great food and live music during Zoolala presented by Lockhart Cadillac. The inaugural event will take place from 7:30pm to midnight… Read the full press release

Biggest Ever ZooLights Smashes Lincoln Park Zoo Record

Over 420,000 Merry Makers Visited Beloved Holiday Event Chicago, 2013-01-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — With a record-breaking 420,484 attendees this season, ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Charter One once again established itself as Chicago’s ultimate holiday must-do. And of those nearly half a million attendees, at least nine lucky ladies ended up with the ultimate stocking stuffer –… Read the full press release

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium: Enjoy Half-Price Admission and Family Free Days at the Zoo

POWELL, OH, 2013-01-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Suffering from a case of the winter weather blues? Half-price admission and family free days at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium cure the most severe cases of cabin fever! Guests enjoy 50 percent off all admission prices during the months of January and February. Admission rates during this time are $7.50… Read the full press release

SUMATRAN ORANGUTAN BORN BY CAESAREAN SECTION AT ZOO ATLANTA

Blaze and her first surviving infant are progressing normally ATLANTA, 2013-01-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Blaze, a 16-year-old Sumatran orangutan, gave birth to a male infant on January 10, 2013. The newborn was delivered via Caesarean section with the consultation of an extensive pre-appointed medical team that comprised human obstetricians, neonatologists and veterinary anesthesiologists. Blaze’s Caesarean section is one… Read the full press release

San Diego Zoo’s Panda Cub Explores Outside Habitat, Greets Public for First Time

2013-01-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — It was a big day for the San Diego Zoo’s panda cub, Xiao Liwu: this was his first time in front of onlookers. The cub stepped into the outside habitat by himself this morning and climbed through the bamboo as employees and media representatives got their first glimpses of the five-month-old cub. Panda… Read the full press release

WEANING PROCESS HAS BEGUN FOR PO THE GIANT PANDA

Lun Lun and her youngest began gradually spending time apart on January 3 ATLANTA, 2013-01-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Po the giant panda cub is officially on his way to life as an independent bear. The weaning process for Po began on January 3, 2013. Now 26 months old, Po is older than the average age of… Read the full press release

2012 WAS ANOTHER RECORD-BREAKER FOR ZOO ATLANTA

The year was the second most-attended year in Zoo Atlanta history  ATLANTA, 2013-01-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Zoo Atlanta is Atlanta’s oldest cultural destination, but its 2012 attendance was the second-highest ever noted in the organization’s more than 123-year history, forecasting a future of continued growth. The year’s attendance of 866,425 guests is now second only to… Read the full press release

Community Weekend Discount Offers at ZooAmerica and The Hershey Story Museum

Hershey, Pa., 2013-01-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Milton S. Hershey wanted to create a model town for the people in his community. Following in his footsteps of giving back to the community, guests visiting ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park and The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue on Saturday, January 26 and Sunday, January 27 receive free or… Read the full press release

Just in time for the New Year, more ways to redeem Marriott Rewards® points

2013-01-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marriott Rewards has expanded its award offerings through SkyMall Ventures, Inc. (SMV)with a huge variety of new experiences such as special event tickets, sporting events, concerts, amusement parks; and downloadable entertainment, including seven million music tracks, more than 250,000 ebooks and audio books, and thousands of television shows and recent movie releases. … Read the full press release

KNOTT’S OFFERS DISCOUNTED ADMISSION FOR GUESTS BRINGING IN CANNED FOOD

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE KNOTT’S OFFERS DISCOUNTED ADMISSION FOR GUESTS BRINGING CANNED FOOD BUENA PARK, Calif. -2013-01-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — With an estimated 400,000 people at risk of facing hunger every month in Orange County, 42% of whom are children, Knott’s Berry Farm has once again partnered with the Orange County Food Bank to help… Read the full press release

What’s New in San Antonio Family Fun

2012-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — It’s an exciting time for family fun in colorful, cultural, hip and historic San Antonio. Visiting the Alamo and strolling along the River Walk provide fond vacation memories of San Antonio. But new memory-makers are being created all the time. Here are just a few of the city’s recent and upcoming projects…. Read the full press release

Application deadline approaching for 2013 Nebraska Passport program

LINCOLN, NEB., 2012-11-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Applications for the 2013 Passport program are due by 5 p.m. Friday. Attractions, museums, water parks, galleries, bed and breakfasts, restaurants, wineries, parks and other tourism-related businesses are invited to apply. The Passport program encourages travelers to visit attractions across the state, collect stamps at participating stops and earn prizes…. Read the full press release

KNOTT’S ANNOUNCES NEW ADDITIONS AND SEASON PASS PRICES

Knott’s Announces New Additions and Season Pass Prices BUENA PARK, CA – 2012-11-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — In their continued efforts to re-invest in their property and enhance guest experience, Knott’s Berry Farm will debut new family attractions to the theme park’s Boardwalk section during the summer of 2013. This multi-million dollar development will include three attractions designed… Read the full press release

Kings Island to hold entertainer auditions for 2013 season

KINGS ISLAND, Ohio – 2012-10-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Kings Island will be casting for a wide range of exciting opportunities for the upcoming 2013 entertainment season. Auditions will be held November 1 at Wright State University; November 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11 at Kings Island; November 5 at the University of Louisville and November… Read the full press release

ED MCHALE NAMED TO KINGS ISLAND HALL OF FAME

KINGS ISLAND, Ohio – 2012-10-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Former Kings Island executive Ed McHale will be inducted as the newest member of the 364-acre amusement and waterpark’s Hall of Fame. McHale will be inducted as the lone member of the 2012 Hall of Fame class Saturday, October 27 at Kings Island during a 10:45am ceremony on… Read the full press release

Public Notice: State Parks Matching Funds Public Hearings

NEWS MEDIA NOTICE 2012-10-5 — /travelprnews.com/ — The October 17, 18, and 19, 2012, meeting of the Outdoor Recreation Grants Advisory Committee will be held in Little Rock and in Jacksonville, Arkansas. The Committee will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, in the Parks and Tourism Conference Room of the Multi Agency Complex,… Read the full press release

12th Season Of Free Ice Skating In Chicago’s Millennium Park

The Mccormick Tribune Ice Rink OPENS ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16 Michigan Avenue Ice Skating Rink Offers Free Admission 2012-10-2 — /travelprnews.com/ — The McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park will open on Friday, November 16, 2012 and will remain open through mid-March 2013, weather permitting.  For the last 11 years, the rink has drawn more… Read the full press release