Elmwood Park Zoo’s Connection Corner receives a helping hand

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From left: Elisa Tyler, EPZ Manager of Education Engagement; Sally the Moluccan cockatoo; Geoff Brandon, TD Bank Regional Vice President; Al Zone, EPZ Executive Director and CEO; Rodney, savannah monitor
Thanks to a recent grant, making a connection with the animals at the zoo is going to become a lot easier.
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Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown has received a grant from the TD Charitable Foundation that will directly support the creation and operation of its new Connection Corner, which is a dedicated space in the zoo that will feature daily presentations highlighting individual members of the animal ambassador collection.
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Before the creation of the Connection Corner, the animal ambassadors would typically only be seen outside of the zoo, taking part in Zoo-On-Wheels programs that visit schools and public events. The Connection Corner not only provides these animals with a new dedicated space to appear, but it also provides the zoo’s education staff with space to exercise the animals while interacting with guests.
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TD Charitable Foundation’s $35,000 grant provides for the Connection Corner’s daily operation, as well as other educational programs that the zoo uses to support its mission of promoting wildlife and environmental conservation.
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The Connection Corner is open daily, weather permitting, and is located across from the zoo’s playground. Appearance times vary throughout the day; for more information, guests are encouraged to check the zoo’s website at elmwoodparkzoo.org, or download the Elmwood Park Zoo mobile app, available for iOS and Android devices.
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