Endangered Species Day activities are planned for 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Lee Richardson Zoo.
The event will feature a scavenger hunt to identify the 12 endangered species that call the zoo home. Each endangered species habitat will be marked with caution tape to identify the zoo residents who represent a species on the verge of extinction. Attendees will be able to purchase endangered species temporary tattoos, with all proceeds going to support conservation efforts.
Discovery Carts also will be available to explore. The zoo will be giving out milkweed seed packets to the first 150 families that visit the monarch butterfly Discovery Cart. By planting milkweed at home, you can provide a necessary food source for all life stages, caterpillar to butterfly, of the endangered monarch butterfly.
For more information on Endangered Species Day, visit www.endangeredspeciesday.org.