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Charles Paddock Zoo to present, ‘Wild About Art’ Aug. 6 

wild about art atascaderoEvent will include arts and crafts activities, arts vendors

– The Charles Paddock Zoo will present ‘Wild About Art’ on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Charles Paddock Zoo. Everyone will have an opportunity to watch as the zoo’s animal residents create their own, unique and artistic pieces. Zoo visitors will also be able to create lots of fun arts and crafts too, with plenty of opportunities for children to color, paint, and more. In addition, talented local artists will be on hand to showcase their artwork for sale.

All of the demonstrations, workshops, and artistic activities at this event are included with the price of general admission. Some of the vendors include Amandalee Design, Central Coast Seaweed Pressing, The Turquoise Giraffe, and more. Paradise Shaved Ice will be on hand offering food and beverages available for purchase.

The Charles Paddock Zoo is one of only 238 total institutions that are accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA). The zoo is dedicated to the conservation of endangered species, educating the public about the natural world, and providing a safe and stimulating recreational resource for residents and visitors of the Central Coast of California. Over 300 animals call the Charles Paddock Zoo home, including red pandas, monkeys, meerkats, parrots, a Malayan Tiger, a variety of reptiles, and more.

The Charles Paddock Zoo is located next to Atascadero Lake Park on Highway 41. Regular general admission to the zoo is $10/ person (Adults 13 & over); Ages 5-12 $8; Ages 3-4 $5; Seniors 65+ $9/ person, children two and under are free.

For more information about the zoo, or call (805) 461-5080, and for more information about Atascadero,

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