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    AMERICA’S TEACHING ZOO AT MOORPARK COLLEGE Hosts Community Appreciation Day with Free Admission

    AMERICA’S TEACHING ZOO AT MOORPARK COLLEGE Hosts Community Appreciation Day with Free Admission

    Moorpark, CA – America’s Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College invites community members to experience the zoo free of charge the weekend of Sept. 22 and 23.  During the annual “Community Appreciation Day,” guests will experience wild animal encounters and presentations at 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on both days.  Additional activities will include big cat feedings and training demonstrations led by students from the zoo’s Exotic Animal and Training Management program.

    “We hope first-time visitors will take advantage of this weekend and develop an appreciation for our zoo as a community resource,” says Mara Rodriguez, a spokesperson for the zoo. The zoo is place where visitors can do anything from write a school report to celebrate a birthday. Mommy Poppins Magazine recently ranked America’s Teaching Zoo among the top 100 places to take your kids in Los Angeles.

    “The teaching zoo is a world-class teaching facility; in fact the Exotic Animal and Training Management program was just recognized by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office for having 100 percent of students employed in a job similar to their field of study. We are proud of the accomplishments being made here at Moorpark College,” shared Trustee Diane McKay.

    America’s Teaching Zoo is open from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. during the weekend of Sept. 22 and 23. For additional information, please call (805) 378-1441 or visit can also keep up-to-date on the zoo’s latest activities by following @AmericasTeachingZoo on Instagram. Moorpark College is located at 7075 Campus Road Moorpark, California.

    MOORPARK COLLEGE, one of three colleges in the Ventura County Community College District, was founded in 1967. It is set on 150 beautiful acres, nestled in the foothills on the southeastern flank of Ventura County, about 40 miles from UCLA, and approximately 75 miles from UC Santa Barbara. It is also a short drive from CSU Northridge, CSU Channel Islands, and California Lutheran University. Moorpark College was recognized in the Huffington Post in March of 2015 as the fourth-best community college in the nation. It has an excellent reputation for university transfer preparation, and its signature career/technical programs include nursing, radiation technology, biotechnology, and exotic animal training, which incorporates the world-renowned America’s Teaching Zoo. The college also offers a dynamic range of classes and programs in the visual and performing arts, and its pristine athletic fields and mild climate provide an excellent home for student athletes.

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