Cheyenne, is one of two bald eagles at the Sequoia Park Zoo. | Ashley Mobley

Vets day at the zoo


By | Charlotte Rutigliano

On Friday, Nov. 10 the Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation will be opening its doors to everyone for free.

In honor of Veterans Day, the Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation with sponsorship from the Times-Standard is offering free admission to the zoo all day.

According to Ashley Mobley, Events and Marketing Coordinator with the Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation, the zoo has been doing this event for the past few years.

“The zoo is a community asset, it’s important to serve those who served,” Mobley said, “we can do this by giving a free day to everyone.”

Mobley said that they are able to do an event like this because they have the sponsorship from the Times-Standard.

Christina Arends, office coordinator for the Times-Standard, said that in the past they have sponsored the Red Panda Day events but this is the first time they are sponsoring the Veterans day event.

According to Mobley, there will be a variety of different things for guests to experience at the zoo, from animal feedings, petting barnyard animals, a kids coloring contest, and visiting the resident bald eagles Cheyenne and Juneau.

“There will also be veterans services tables there as well, the Eureka Vet Center will be there the whole day,” Mobley said, “and the Humboldt County Veterans Services Office will be there from 11 AM to 2 PM.

Mobley said that when the zoo does free events like this, they tend to see an increase in admissions, but it still does depend on the weather if people will come out or not.

“Free events like this gives an opportunity to people that might not normally come out to the zoo,” Mobley said.

The Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation opens at 10 AM and admission is free all day.


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