RDC Holiday at the Zoo scheduled next Saturday

The Riverside Discovery Center will be hosting "Holiday at the Zoo" Saturday, December 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Fun activities are planned including crafts and activities for children, visits from several of the education animals on the half hour, and holiday cookies & hot cider will be served. Santa will greet children from noon – 1:00 p.m. Items are available are available for giving in the gift shop, including RDC membership or affordably priced Animal Adoptions that help the zoo take care of the animals.

The zoo is also conducting their 7th annual "Jingle Paws" animal enrichment drive. Ornaments on trees and flyers at various businesses list items that the RDC staff members use to enrich the lives of the living collection within the zoo. Possible enrichment items are listed on the RDC website, ww.riversidediscoverycenter.org. Monetary donations will also be accepted.

This year's Jingle Paws hosts include: Murdoch's Ranch & Home Supply, Valley Bank and Trust Co., Midtown Animal Hospital, Pioneer Animal Hospital, Panhandle Coop and Whiskey Creek.

Enrichment items can be brought to the "Holiday at the Zoo" event or dropped off at the zoo's front office at 1600 S. Beltline Hwy. West in Scottsbluff, NE. Zoo winter hours are 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The business office is open 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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