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Phippen Museum to showcase Heritage Park Zoo animals

The Phippen Museum will collaborate with the Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary to offer a special presentation at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, in conjunction with its latest exhibition.

With the help of volunteers from Heritage Park, the museum will present live animal demonstrations for visitors of all ages. The price for this wildlife event is included with regular admission and free to Phippen Museum members and Heritage Park Zoo members.

"Conservation through Education" is the motto of the Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary, a local, non-profit organization. As many wild places across the planet are disappearing, zoos are becoming the last sanctuary for much of the world's wildlife, and Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary provides a home for animals that have no other. Working to give something back, the Sanctuary is helping restore some balance to this situation and attempting to tip back the scales for animals that have lost so much.

Through coordinated educational opportunities like this, the Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary and the Phippen Museum hope to encourage and ensure the sustainable existence of wildlife species throughout the American West.

The Phippen Museum is located at 4701 Highway 89 North. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for AAA members, $5 for Students with ID and free for museum members and children twelve and under. For more information, call 778-1385 or visit www.phippenartmuseum.org.

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