Zoo Miami’s Party for the Planet Earth Day will be Saturday, April 22, and Sunday, April 23, from 10 am to 4 pm at Zoo Miami. Admission is free with the donation of a used cell phone or with a $50 donation to the Ramos Boys challenge (see below).
Green activities include the animal enrichment with recycled items and natural materials including newspapers, cardboard tubes, bamboo, old tires and fire hoses.
The used cell phones are being collected as part of an effort to help save gorillas from the harmful effects of coltan, which is included in cell phones and is a lucrative mining business in the Congo in Africa and causing the reduction of animal habitat.
And the zoo is partnering with the Ramos Boys who are challenging fellow Miami students to help them save the Everglades by fundraising. A $50 donation gets you a free zoo admission. Click here for more info and to donate.
On April 23 at 4:30 p.m., the Florida Youth Orchestra performs “Where The Wild Things Are” at the Sami Family Amphitheater.
Zoo Miami is located at 12400 SW 152 St., Miami, FL 33177. 305-251-0400.
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