Lots of curious faces ready to see you soon - HAPPY REOPENING WEEKEND!! 🥳🦚🐐🦓🐵
While our beautiful, family-owned an operated park is currently closed, you can support us through the pandemic with purchases of gift cards and CritterZoom programs on our website! Thank you for your support!!
The Leesburg Animal Park is a exciting way to have fun with the whole family! We have pony rides, wagon rides, barnyard babies, giant tortoises, camels, lemurs and much more on 21 acres of fun. Stop by our pond and feed the fish, or hand-feed our rainbow lory parrots! We welcome birthday parties and other group celebrations! Let us bring the animals to your event with our Zoo-to-You and Learning Safari programs!
Lots of curious faces ready to see you soon - HAPPY REOPENING WEEKEND!! 🥳🦚🐐🦓🐵
Beginning Thursday, June 18th!
We can’t wait to see you at the park tomorrow!
For opening weekend, our hours will be Thursday-Sunday 10AM-5PM and following that we will be open Wednesday-Sunday.
A formal introduction to our newest duo, the East African crowned cranes Bonnie & Clyde!
They enjoy head-bobbing, wind-fluttering, and the occasional bank heist #bonnieandclyde
Yesterday's shearing has our sheep looking and feeling cool😎
Thank you to our professional shearer, Ruth, for a job well done!
We’ve got a couple new friends on exhibit!!
Anyone know what kind of bird this is? Answer in the comments 🔽
Miranda our Education Manager explains why our sheep benefit from shearing!
Our professional shearer will be at the park tomorrow so keep an eye out at the Drive-Thru Zoo 👀🐑
All you need to know about our Phase Two reopening!! Message us for any questions or concerns about your next visit!
We will be reopening the park on June 18th following these Phase Two safety procedures!
ATTENTION: This weekend will be the FINAL WEEKEND of the Drive-Thru Zoo!! Thanks to everyone who came out & supported the park these past weekends, we had so much fun.
Stay tuned for some exciting news... 😏😁
Drive-Thru Zoo tickets for Friday-Sunday available here:
Tickets are available for the Drive-Thru Zoo this weekend! We’ve heard it’s the GOAT 🐐 (greatest of all time)
Friday-Sunday | 10AM-5PM
🎟 purchase tickets here: leesburganimalpark.com/tickets/product/drive-thru-zoo-ticket/
Conservation Education intern Kateland here to tell us a fun fact about Ring-tailed lemurs!
Today is Butterfly Education & Awareness Day!
We all know that butterflies make the world a little more colorful... but did you know, butterflies play an important role in pollinating flowers? The importance of butterfly pollination to plant reproduction may not be equal to that of honeybees but several plant species, like milkweed and other wildflowers, depend on butterflies to transfer their pollen.
Here's a beautiful species of butterfly, native to Asia, called the Blue Clipper Butterfly. What's the coolest looking type of butterfly you've seen in person? 🦋
We would like to remind everyone of our safety procedures at the Drive-Thru Zoo. Have a great weekend!
Happy World Environment Day! 🌱🌎
Did you know, planting just ONE TREE will help clean the air, filter water, absorb carbon, create shade, give birds a place to build a nest, enrich the soil, and provide food and shelter for small creatures.
This list includes trees that currently thrive in our Northern Virginia community, are non-invasive, and are attractive year-round. If you choose to plant a tree in your yard, be sure to comply with your neighborhood guidelines! 🌳
We need your help! Did you know that you can create enrichment items for our animals at home using items you likely already have?
In this video our Animal Curator, Allyson, describes why enrichment is so important for the well-being of our animals here at LAP.
Part 2 includes a quick demo from Wild Think on how to create an enrichment item! Explore their website for many more examples: https://www.wildthink.org
HOW TO DONATE: We will have a labeled bin set up just outside the green entrance gates of Leesburg Animal Park for donations. It’s a great way to participate in National Zoo & Aquarium Month. We appreciate your continued support! 💛
Yogurt says, “QUICK! Get your Drive-Thru Zoo tickets for this weekend!”
📷: Hannah Jones Photography
We were honored to make the list of Top 20 Places to Take Kids in the DC Metro Area last year, please vote for us to stay on the list in 2020! 💛 Voting is live through June 25th
Vote for your favorite places to take kids in the Washington, DC metro area through June 25, 2020!
Happy National Zoo & Aquarium Month!
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June is Zoo & Aquarium Month.
We salute all the essential animal care professionals who have been working daily throughout the pandemic to care for their animals. We also send love to those team members adversely impacted by the temporary closings. We look forward to better times ahead and returning to visit new and favorite facilities when the time comes. Stay strong and keep up the good work. Happy Zoo & Aquarium Month!
Did You Know?: Accredited Zoos & Aquariums play a vital role in animal conservation and species survival. Through rescue, rehabilitation, reintroduction, research, conservation and education they make a difference each day. They directly impact millions of visitors annually and that number is further expanded by outreach programs, online messages and television programs. Saving species will take a large and committed effort, but together, we can offer hope for the animals of the world. If you are an animal care professional, post your pict and story in the comments below so we can all appreciate the good work you do.
Animal Face Masks Now on Etsy: https://etsy.me/2uz5l6k
Masks will be ready to ship the week of June 14.
ENDANGERED SERIES 2 PINS NOW AVAILABLE!
Visit Kickstarter by Sunday, June 7 to reserve your Limited-Edition Endangered Series 2 Pins: https://bit.ly/3eo4uLF
Learn to Draw Awesome Animals with Us on YouTube: https://rb.gy/mn4q77
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Pattern Store on Zazzle: https://rb.gy/piu1qw
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Here's your daily dose of Rebel cuteness 💛
Our spring babies made the news!!! 🤩
Check out this USA Today article featuring baby animals all around the US: https://www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/travel/experience/america/2020/05/28/baby-animals-see-cute-photos-zoos-around-us/5276596002/
Come see our famous kiddos in-person this weekend at the Drive-Thru Zoo!
Happy Pink Flamingo Day!
Know how flamingo's get their pink color? They are actually born with grey feathers, which gradually turn pink in the wild because of a natural pink dye called canthaxanthin. This comes from their diet of brine shrimp and blue-green algae.
I guess it's true - you are what you eat!
We are a GO for another weekend of the Drive-Thru Zoo!
Purchase your tickets on our website: https://www.leesburganimalpark.com/tickets/product/drive-thru-zoo-ticket/
"Sorry, I'm looking rough today. Didn't get my 15 hours"
-Sylvia Sloth, probably.
Did you know: While hunting in the wild, servals will pause for up to 15 minutes at a time to listen with their eyes closed. They can find prey just by listening with their huge ears!
#LAP #servals #animaltrivia #leesburgva
Today we remember & honor ♥️🇺🇸 Thank you for your sacrifices to protect our freedom!
Happy World Turtle Day!
Today we will learn about the Leatherback Turtle...
Did you know: Leatherbacks can consume twice their own body weight in prey per day, feeding exclusively on soft-bodied invertebrates like jellyfish and tunicates?
They are the largest sea turtle species and also one of the most migratory, but although their distribution is wide, numbers of leatherback turtles have seriously declined. Globally, leatherback status according to IUCN is listed as Vulnerable, but many subpopulations (such as in the Pacific and Southwest Atlantic) are Critically Endangered.
What can we do to help sea turtles like the leatherback? Keep reducing plastic pollution by recycling and reducing single-use items! 🐢 🌊 💛
#LAP #WorldTurtleDay #Turtles #LeesburgVa
When someone sneezes and they don't cover their face...
Don't be THAT kid 🤣 🐐
Happy World Bee Day!
When you think bees, you think bee hive right? Well interestingly enough, bees that live in large groups represent only a small part of the entire bee population. Most bees actually live solitary lives! Did you know there were THIS MANY types of bees?!
Check out our bee pollinators garden here at LAP - if you look closely, you can see a BEE-hind 😆 🐝
Sarabi the serval loves her walks with Allyson!
#LAP #animalpark #LeesburgVa
Sights & sounds from the Drive-Thru Zoo 🤩🦓🎶
Join in on the fun this weekend! More info & tickets available here: leesburganimalpark.com/tickets/product/drive-thru-zoo-ticket/
Drive-Thru Zoo tickets available for this weekend, Friday-Monday!! https://www.leesburganimalpark.com/tickets/product/drive-thru-zoo-ticket/
Remember, tickets can be used on any of these days & times but MUST be used this weekend. Our Drive-Thru Zoo is a weekend to weekend event and may be adjusted as the state reopens.
Thank you for understanding and for your continued support of LAP!
Some 📸’s from Weekend #2!
The Drive-Thru Zoo will be open Friday-Monday 10am-5pm for Memorial Day weekend.
Purchase 🎟 here: https://www.leesburganimalpark.com/tickets/product/drive-thru-zoo-ticket/
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The Leesburg Animal Park is an exciting way to have fun with the whole family! We have pony rides, wagon rides, barnyard babies, giant tortoises, camels, lemurs and much more on 21 acres of fun. Stop by our pond and feed the fish, or hand-feed our rainbow lory parrots! We welcome birthday parties and other group celebrations! Let us bring the animals to your event with our Zoo-to-You and Learning Safari programs!