Navajo Nation Zoo Festival – Fun in the Sun

Arizona Fish and Wildlife Staff and Eagle Reformatted 

 There will be a presentation about eagles at the Annual Navajo Nation Zoo Festival on May 2, 2015 in Window Rock, Arizona.

 

 

 

Navajo Nation Zoo Planning for Fun in the Sun

           WINDOW ROCK, AZ. – Fun in the sun.

            That’s what’s in store during the Annual Navajo Nation Zoo Festival on Saturday, May 2, 2015 here in the capital of the Navajo Nation.

            Navajo Nation Zoo Director David Mikesic said “The Navajo Nation Zoo staff is working ardently to prepare for its annual Navajo Nation Zoo Festival here in Window Rock, Arizona.  This unique spring event is especially geared toward Navajo youth, but everyone is invited to attend.”

            The Navajo Nation Zoo is the only tribally-owned zoo in the U.S., which features more than 100 animals birds and species that are indigenous to the Navajo reservation.

            One highlight of the spring event will be a free education presentation about eagles, which will be provided by the Arizona Game and Fish Department and Hawks Aloft.

            Mikesic stated, “This great presentation about eagles has always been very interesting and popular not only among the youth, but adults as well.”

            The Navajo Nation Zoo Festival was created as a way to provide an opportunity for Navajo youth to learn about animals that are an integral part of the Navajo culture while providing outdoor activities for the youth to engage in.

            Other activities will include bead crafts, games, an inflatable jump house, giant slide, a mechanical bull, magician, balloon animals, temporary tatoos, education booths, Navajo Nation Zoo coffee, treats for sale and food vendors.

            The free event begins at 8 a.m. and will end at 5 p.m.  For more information, please call (928) 871-6574.