A young tree kangaroo and mother photographed at the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo

Celebrate Tree Kangaroo Awareness Day May 19 at the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo

A Matschie’s tree kangaroo on a tree branch at the SF Teaching Zoo.
Celebrate Tree Kangaroo Awareness Day Sunday, May 19, at the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo.

May 13, 2019 – The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is home to the Matschie’s tree kangaroo, an endangered species native to a small area of Papua New Guinea. Bring the whole family out to the zoo Sunday, May 19, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. to see these rare, majestic animals and learn how you can help them in the wild.

The kids can enjoy fun kangaroo-themed crafts and games, while the adults can savor a sample of Caffe Vita’s Papua New Guinea Yopno Uruwa Som coffee. Caffe Vita collaborates with the Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program (TKCP) to bring this shade-grown coffee blend to the United States and we will be selling bags to further support the cause. You can also purchase “Kangaroos in the Treetops”, a children’s book written by our very own SF Teaching Zoo staff, with proceeds going to the TKCP.

Our zookeepers will be out in full force to show guests training demonstrations, give keeper talks and introduce you to some of our amazing animal ambassadors.

Admission to the zoo is $6 for adults; $5 for children 4-12, seniors 60+, active military and veterans and UF students and staff with valid ID. Admission is free to children 3 and under, as well as SF students, faculty, staff and retirees with valid SF ID.

For additional information, call the SF Teaching Zoo at 352-395-5633.