Flushing, N.Y., April 29, 2013 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo is hosting its annual sheep shearing event on Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5 from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. The weekend will feature live wool-processing demos, arts-and-crafts, and the zoo’s flock of sheep. 

  The highlight of the event will be seeing the sheep-shearing process in action. Visitors will learn about wool-processing techniques like spinning, cleaning, and dyeing. 

 Other activities at this year’s sheep shearing include: 

 You Can do What with Wool?

 An expert wool processor will enlighten visitors by showing various spinning and dyeing techniques.

 Fantastic Farm Facts

 Education stations will highlight facts about the zoo’s many domestic animals, including pigs, goats, llamas and sheep.

 Crafts for Kids

 Children can make their own sheep-themed crafts.

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo – Open every day of the year. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 65 and older, $5 for kids 3-12, free for children under 3. Zoo hours are 10am to 5pm weekdays, and 10am – 5:30pm weekends, April through October, and 10am – 4:30pm daily, November through April.  The Queens Zoo is located at 53-51 111th Street in Flushing Meadow’s Corona Park in Queens. For further information, call  718-271-1500  or visit www.queenszoo.com.

  The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide.  We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo.  Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony.  WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth. www.wcs.org

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