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6473-Malone University Department of Zoo & Wildlife Biology presents ZooArk Open House November 30!

6473-November 20, 2012

The Malone University Department of Zoo and Wildlife Biology will present the ZooArk Friday, November 30, beginning with an open house at 5 p.m., and an "Animal Encounters" show at 7 p.m. in Timken Science Hall on the campus located at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton. The event – which will include animal encounters and a behind the scenes tour of the facility – is free and open to the public.

The University's former serpentarium of Timken Science Hall has been undergoing a transformation to allow for even more animals. The area has recently received fresh paint, as well as the beginnings of a rainforest mural with rainforest plants. The University recently quadrupled the number of animals in the zoo – with birds including parrots, mammals, tortoises, and snakes.

Get up close and personal with the friendly critters of Malone University's ZooArk!

The behind-the-scenes tour will provide firsthand experience with animal husbandry including food preparation and more.

MEDIA PHOTO OP: Earlier in the day, students from Lake Center Christian School will attend two shows - the senior class at 10 a.m., and sixth grade at 1 p.m.

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2014

Contact:

Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
Phone: 330-471-8239
Cell: 330-324-2424


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