Staten Island Zoo to host virtual meet and greet with exotic animals: How to attend –

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- While the Staten Island Zoo is closed to the public, zookeepers are looking for alternate ways for people enjoy the exotic animals that reside at the West Brighton facility.

On Tuesday, the New York Adventure Club will host a webinar with the Zoos education department staff for a virtual meet and greet with animals in their environment.

According to the club, the Staten Island Zoo is home to more than 1,100 animals, and more than 350 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates from six of the worlds seven continents.

The digital meet and greet will be with six animal guests, ranging from small mammals to reptiles. The exact animal lineup is subject to change based on animal health and well-being, according to organizers.

There will be an educational overview of each animal, including the story of how each one arrived at the Zoo. There also will be a question-and-answer session for those who tune in.

The webinar will take place from 3 to 4:30 p.m. For the best possible viewing experience, organizers suggest using the latest version of Google Chrome. Exact technical requirements and a webinar user guide will be shared via email upon registration.

A full replay will be available after the experience for all registered guests.

Admission is $10 per viewer. To register for the webinar, visit For more information on the Staten Island Zoo, visit

This isnt the first time New York Adventure Club and the Staten Island Zoo have joined forces to provide educational entertainment to animal lovers. The organizations previously hosted in-person events like a Behind-the-Scenes Interactive Animal Experience, allowing a group of guests to see the Zoo from the view of an employee.

Recently, the Advance/ got some face time with Pancakes, the baby sloth born at the Zoo in February. Pancakes is the third baby born to CC and Sid. She is joined by big sister, Waffles, and older brother, Dunkin.

Along with weekly educational programming, the Zoo also hosts an annual Rattlemania event, which allows guests to see alligator, gila monsters and cobra feedings with informative keeper talks.

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