Spring…a celebration of new beginnings

March 21, 2013

I don’t have to look at the calendar to know that spring is quickly approaching. As I walk around Zoo grounds I see the telltale signs of new beginnings…from the bulging bellies of the goats and sheep in Pioneer Ranch to the swelling buds that are just beginning to show on our many trees and shrubs.  A time of transformation and great change is upon us and there is no better place to celebrate the coming of spring than at the Pueblo Zoo.


The month of March is when the fun really begins and, if prior years are any indicator, this month we’ll welcome numerous kids, lambs and chicks in Pioneer Ranch. At the same time, we are on guarded “baby watch” with a handful of other species and are cautiously optimistic that we’ll be able to report soon about new pups for our maned wolves and new chicks for our African penguins. We also have our eye on a few other species and hope for many “new beginnings” to share in the near future. 


Want to be sure to get the inside scoop? To be amongst the first to know about our spring babies? Then be sure to “like” the Pueblo Zoo on Facebook and keep an eye out for our new website where we’ll have new features that allow us to bring you the latest and greatest news from the Zoo.  We also plan to bring you more regular updates via e-mail…if you’d like to get Zoo “current events” in your inbox then please be sure to share your email address with us. 


In addition to Zoo babies and innovative new social media tools, we’ll be bringing you exciting new programs and experiences at the Zoo this spring and summer. From a new exhibit design camp to new keeper talks to training demonstrations, you’ll be surprised (and inspired) by the many new hands-on educational opportunities taking place EVERY DAY at the Zoo.  


This is a time of rebirth for the Pueblo Zoo; we have so many great stories to tell about how far we have come, about the unique and incredible experiences we offer, and about where we are headed. Join us as we celebrate all that is new at the Pueblo Zoo. We are sure you’ll be glad you did!



- Stephanie Stowell

Executive Director

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