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Thinking about making your holiday giving go even further? Adopt a Zoo Animal! Not only will you be getting some great items for the people in your life, you will also be helping out a local non-profit. What a win-win situation!

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Leader of the Pack Program

Do you know a young person who has gone above and beyond to make the community or environment a better place? The New York State Zoo's new Leader of the Pack program is the perfect opportunity to recognize North Country youth and youth groups who have met “the call of the wild” and made a difference. Did someone in your community start a recycling program? Does a young person you know selflessly give their time to a cause, and do they try to inspire others to do the same? Teachers, coaches, and mentors are invited to nominate a young person or group by filling out the nomination form on here. Nominees must be between 8 and 18 years old and be residents of Jefferson, Lewis, or St. Lawrence counties. Nomination forms and questions about the program can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Nominations will be accepted through September 30th, 2015. Zoo staff will review submissions and contact the “Leaders” starting in October 2015.

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