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The Alaska Zoo is off to the races this March with Rondy Zoom and IditaZoo™


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ANCHORAGE, ALASKA  With Fur Rendezvous and the Iditarod Trail `Sled Dog Race just around the corner, the Alaska Zoo will offer visitors two unique opportunities to join in the fun this March with its Rondy Zoom Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, March 4 and IditaZoo™ event on Saturday, March 11.
 
“We’re thrilled to bring back our popular IditaZoo event as well as introduce the Rondy Zoom Scavenger Hunt. Both of these events offer educational ways for families to experience the sled dog season while having a little fun alongside some their favorite animal friends at the zoo,” said Alaska Zoo Executive Director Patrick Lampi. 
 
An extension of the 2017 Anchorage Fur Rendezvous celebration, the first-ever Rondy Zoom Scavenger Hunt will take place on Saturday, March 4 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Children from kindergarten through sixth grade can participate in this timed scavenger hunt, with prizes awarded to the top three winners in each age group. Tickets for the Rondy Zoom Scavenger Hunt are $8 and must be purchased online in advance. 
 
The fun of Iditarod season continues with IditaZoo on Saturday, March 11 from noon – 4 p.m. Made possible by Alaska Zoo sponsor Avitus Group, this educational event gets kids exploring the zoo grounds, stopping at checkpoints to win prizes and learn facts about dog mushing and wildlife along the Iditarod trail. Participants will also enjoy a craft station, hands-on activities related to winter dog sports and sled dog themed story time. There will even be a chance to meet recreational mushers Jo Wood and Eddie Duque, along with their dog teams. Regular zoo admission rates apply for visitors who attend IditaZoo.
 
For even more Alaska Zoo fun, catch this season’s final days of Zoo Lights, available Thursday through Sunday from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. until March 5. Details on March events and more are available at www.AlaskaZoo.org
 
About the Alaska Zoo
The Alaska Zoo is a nonprofit organization that has provided a home for orphaned, injured and captive-born animals for more than 45 years. Open year-round, the zoo is dedicated to promoting conservation of and Arctic and sub-Arctic species through education, research and community enrichment. Additional information on admission rates, history, animals and more is available at www.AlaskaZoo.org.

 

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