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‘Cookie Adventure’ coming to the Charles Paddock Zoo on Mother’s Day 

Summer camps offered at Charles Paddock Zoo

Event is a relaxing and enjoyable treat for Mother’s Day, included in the cost of regular zoo admission

– Celebrate with mom on her special day with a visit to the Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero for the 11th Annual Cookie Adventure. On Mother’s Day, this Sunday, May 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the community is invited to sample cookies while visiting with and learning more about the zoo’s unique animal residents. Be sure to check out the flamingo nests and the baby Prehensile-tailed Porcupine!

The event will be a relaxing and enjoyable treat to include in your Mother’s Day planning, all for the cost of regular zoo admission. Tickets prices are $10 for guests age 13 and over; $9 for seniors age 65 and over; $8 for children age 5-12; $5 for children age 3-4; and free for children age two and under.

Located adjacent to the Atascadero Lake Park, the Charles Paddock Zoo is the perfect destination for a day of fun and relaxation. Unique gifts, as well as refreshments and strollers, are available at the gift shop. In addition, enjoy a picnic lunch at the park and a paddleboat ride on the lake with Mr. Putters Boathouse, or rent one of their Surry bikes to ride around Atascadero Lake Park.

There are over 30 recognized biodiversity hotspots in the world, and the Charles Paddock Zoo highlights five of them, including Madagascar, Indo-Burma, Tropical Andes, West Africa, and California. Many of the zoo residents are part of a globally managed program to preserve animals and their habitats. There are several unique animal species not often seen in similarly-sized facilities, including fossa, red pandas, Malayan tiger, lemurs, and meerkats, as well as many other exciting and interesting mammals, birds, reptiles, and insects. The Charles Paddock Zoo offers the experience to see these animals up close.

The Charles Paddock Zoo is the Central Coast’s only zoo that is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and home to hundreds of animal species. The zoo is open daily, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is located at Atascadero Lake Park, 9100 Morro Road in Atascadero.

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