San Diego, CA–To honor the sacrifices of servicemen and women in the United States Armed Forces and their families, the San Diego Zoo commemorated Military Month of the Child with a remarkable kick-off experience.
Over 1,200 invited military members and their families will have the opportunity to enjoy a full day at the Zoo visiting with wildlife and learning how the conservation organization works to conserve species. Guests will take part in an exclusive preview of the Zoo’s newest 3.2-acre habitat, Denny Sanford Wildlife Explorers Basecamp, before the Zoo opens to the general public, have the chance to meet and greet with Dr. Seuss’s the Lorax, and receive a special gift—donated by Random House Children’s Books and the Dr. Seuss Enterprise.
San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance has a long history of commitment to the nation’s men and women in uniform, and their families—providing various programs for service members. For example, active duty armed forces personnel are granted unlimited admission to both the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park through the Bashor Family Patriots Fund. The Patriots Fund also provides future support for the Zoo’s Wild Heroes Program, which works with Naval Medical Center San Diego, Camp Pendleton, and other military resources to serve wounded warriors and their families.