Wekiva Island to Host Seafood Boil Benefit for Central Florida Zoo Oct 21

Wekiva Island Seafood Boil Benefit for Central Florida Zoo

Wekiva Island will host a seafood boil fundraiser to benefit the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens on Saturday, Oct. 21, to benefit their sponsorship of a new otter habitat at the Zoo.

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Vote for Frontier Airlines Next Orlando Wing Animal! .. @VisitOrlando @FlyFrontier #VoteOrlandoFrontierTail @CentralFLZoo @WildFlorida @SEALIFEOrlando @Gatorland

Vote for Frontier Airlines Next Orlando Wing Mascot

Frontier Airlines and Visit Orlando are partnering with Orlando’s Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Gatorland, SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium, and Wild Florida, to vote on a favorite Florida animal to adorn a Frontier Airlines plane tail.

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CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks To Celebrate Mother’s Day 2021

CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks For Celebrating Mother’s Day

It’s almost Mother’s Day, and 2021 is starting to look a lot better than last year for celebrating your mom/mother figure.

Many restaurants and attractions are back open, and offering special deals or dinners/brunches to enjoy. Plus, a lot of people are getting vaccinated, making it safer to spend time together.

I’ve perused all the listings and press emails, and here are CitySurfing Orlando’s picks for celebrating moms on Mother’s Day, May 9, 2021. All prices do not include tax or gratuity (please don’t forget to tip!). Under the restaurant list are some fun events happening to enjoy with mom, too.

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Celebrate ZOOloween at the Central Florida Zoo on October 20

Party with the animals at the annual ZOOloween event at the Central Florida Zoo.

This 21-and-over party will feature adult potions and concoctions, bizarre foods, zombie dancing, dead music by live bands, wicked costume contest, haunted laboratory, and ghost train.

For more information please call 407.323.4450 ext 136.

The Central Florida Zoo is located at 3755 NW Hwy 17-92 in Sanford. Admission is $12.95 for age 13 and up and $10.95 for seniors 60+. Central Florida Zoo members are free.

[image courtesy Central Florida Zoo]

Seminole County to Buy Land for New Safari Park at Central Florida Zoo

The Central Florida Zoo will expand thanks to land bought and donated by Seminole County.


Nearly 17 acres were bought by the county and it will be used to build a Wild African Safari Park at the zoo.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, plans show visitors traveling by shuttle buses or trains across an area similar to an African plain to see animals native to that continent, like giraffes, zebras, wildebeests and gazelles. Animals will be separated from visitors by a natural barriers such as moats.

It isn’t a done deal, though. Zoo officials said they still need to raise nearly $6.5 million to build the open-range attraction. If they do raise enough funds, construction could start as early as 2014, with a estimated opening in 2018.

The safari park would be the largest expansion for the zoo since it moved to its current location in 1975.

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