What’s News Today: Easter egg hunts, capacity increases
Mill Mountain Zoo will increase guest capacity today. AdApril is Child Abuse Prevention Month. The pinwheel is the national symbol for child abuse prevention. CHIP of Roanoke Valley will hold an Easter Drive Thru today. AdThe City of Salem’s annual Easter Egg Hunt will return to the Moyer Sports Complex tonight.
Mill Mountain Zoo more than doubling its capacity on April 1
ROANOKE, Va. – After recently loosened COVID-19 restrictions, more animal lovers will now be able to take a trip to the Mill Mountain Zoo. Starting April 1, the Mill Mountain Zoo will now allow 120 guests per hour, rather than 50. “We’ve been regularly hitting our COVID-19 level capacity. Increasing our capacity per hour will allow more guests to spend time outdoors while learning about wildlife conservation and our animals.”AdThe Zoo is now open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Masks are still encouraged on Zoo grounds and required within the gift shop.
Mill Mountain Zoo, city library come together for Red Panda Day
ROANOKE, Va. – Kids can leave the Mill Mountain Zoo with a brand new book this Saturday for a family fun event. Saturday is International Red Panda Day and with help from Roanoke City Public Libraries, the zoo’s celebration will also include children’s literacy. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mill Mountain Zoo is introducing kids to their red panda, Nova, as well as educating them about other endangered animals. Bambi Godkin, the education manager of Mill Mountain Zoo told 10 News this event is intended to be a fun learning experience. The books feature animals they can find at Mill Mountain Zoo.
Mill Mountain Zoo Halloween tradition continues
ROANOKE, Va. - Zoo Boo took place Saturday at Mill Mountain Zoo. The zoo opened its gates to parents and children to collect candy and enjoy activities. Zoo members were able to get in for free. However, others had to pay regular admission price to the Zoo. Copyright 2019 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.
Wild Wednesday: Meet "Big Momma", Mill Mountain Zoo's Bearded Dragon
ROANOKE, Va. - Bambi Godkin is back from Mill Mountain Zoo with "Big Momma" -- the resident Bearded Dragon. Learn more about these majestic creatures and find out if they make good pets! Copyright 2019 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.