Elmwood Park Zoo

Elmwood Park Zoo Battles the Frigid Weather with Winter Care Appeal Donation Event


Norristown, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/04/2016 -- Conserving wildlife is an ongoing mission for the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown, PA, but it can prove to be challenging when snowy conditions arrive. Last year, the wildlife refuge endured tough obstacles throughout the winter season, which included the back-breaking labor of spreading tons of salt on pathways, combatting major power outages, removing frozen excrement, and thawing obstinate cage locks covered in ice. Although the financial aid from generous supporters helped them to overcome icy weather complications, the zoo aims to take on the winter of 2016 stronger than ever before. To build financial strength for facing the blistery plight once again, the park is hosting an ongoing Winter Care Appeal event.

To remain open all year as one of the fun things to do in Bucks County, PA, the Elmwood Park Zoo has made preparations and plans to embrace chilly temperatures. Fans of the walk-through safari can help the park achieve its goal by participating in the Winter Care Appeal. The donation event proposes a unique and entertaining endorsement that involves a medieval-themed in-house competition. The park is separated into four houses of kings and queens – House Wolf, House Iguana, House Elk, and House Cougar – that are battling each other amongst the wintery realm. The house that raises the most money will win their seat on the throne.

Donors are asked to join in the fight by making a contribution to the house that best represents their inner warrior, which will go towards helping the zoo's mission and determining which house will reign in the "Metal Chair". Updates about the Winter Care Appeal are provided regularly on the zoo's website and social media. To partake in the Winter Care Appeal and make a donation, visit http://elmwoodparkzoo.doubleknot.com/event/winter-care-2016/1842531.

As one of the most entertaining things to do in Bucks County, PA, Elmwood Park Zoo is dedicated to remaining open all year long while providing topnotch care to its animals and promoting environmental conservation.

About Elmwood Park Zoo
Located in Norristown, PA, the Elmwood Park Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in Pennsylvania and is a premiere destination for families and wildlife enthusiasts. The zoo features over 100 animals, primarily native to North, Central and South America. Elmwood Park Zoo offers guests both unique wildlife encounters as well as one-of-a-kind entertainment opportunities. The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is owned and operated by the Norristown Zoological Society, a non-profit organization.

For more information about upcoming Zoo events, visit http://www.elmwoodparkzoo.org/.