Hundreds of animals from all over the world live here and in the nature preserve, where animals have kept safe for more than a century
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- Lehigh Valley Zoo features a number of events all throughout the year, from major events to animal appreciation days, including Boo at the Zoo, Ottertoberfest, Grandparents Day, and more.
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About Lehigh Valley Zoo
Before it was home to the Eastern Spadefoot Toad and the Scimitar-horned Oryx, Lehigh Valley Zoo was a haven for bison and elk in danger of extinction. Named the Trexler Game Preserve in 1906 after founder General Harry C. Trexler, the establishment remains a safe space for bison and elk, a destination to see hundreds of species from around the world, and an education center on wildlife conservation.
Size: The animals live on 29 acres full of green space and winding creeks. You'll also see the 1,100-acre historic Trexler Nature Preserve dotted with the great-great-great grandchildren of its original bison and elk residents.
Local and National Wildlife: Spy the spotted turtle, the peregrine falcon, and the North American river otter (none of whom are roommates).
Out-of-Towners: The zoo brings together global species like the Amazon milk frog, the South American prehensile-tailed porcupine, and the blue-tongued skink from Down Under.
Educational Programs: Youngsters can attend the after-school adventures program and zoo camps, or even attend a docent program to train as a volunteer at the zoo.
Accolades: The Morning Call's Reader's Choice Awards crowned Lehigh Valley Zoo Best Family Day Trip for 6 years in a row. That might be one of the reasons why the zoo's varied programs bring in nearly 200,000 annual visitors and more than 35,000 students.