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Last chance to swim with tigers, gators

Last chance to swim with tigers, gators

Dade City, Florida -- If swimming with tigers or playing with a Vervet Monkey is on your bucket list, you'd better hurry! Dade City Wild Things annual "Swim with a Tiger or Gator" event is getting ready to come to an end for the season.

For $200 you can swim and play with the zoo's cub for 30 minutes and get photos taken of your encounter.

Swimming encounters can be scheduled Tuesday through Saturday and Sunday afternoon during regular zoo hours. 

Morning Nature Walk

Morning Nature Walk

New Port Richey, Florida -- If you love the outdoors and enjoy making new friends, there's an event just for you going on in Pasco County.

The best part is - it's FREE!

The West Pasco Audubon Society is organizing a monthly nature walk starting on Saturday, Aug. 4 at 7:30 a.m.

The event kicks off at 10500 Wilderness Road in New Port Richey.

Walkers are told to meet at the park's education center. Advice to those who are participating is to dress for the weather. The event is open to all ages.

Dade City Wild Things to hold summer camp

Dade City Wild Things to hold summer camp

Dade City, Florida -- It's camp time again at Dade City's Wild Things. This year's camp will be on July 17, 18 and 19 for the three day session and on July 18 for the one-day session.

At camp, the opportunity exists to learn about nature, science and the animal kingdom while hiking through the zoo, exploring behind the scenes and interacting with our ambassador animals. Adventure camps include animal encounters, keeper talks, educational shows, games, crafts and more.

Dade City's Wild Things welcome new monkey

Dade City's Wild Things welcome new monkey

Dade City, Florida -- Dade City's Wild Things is monkeying around again! This time, with newcomer Baxter.

Wild Things says Baxter is a vervet monkey and, despite being only a few months old, he is available for a personal encounter with guests. Guests can book time with Baxter with any tour during the zoo's regular tour hours, Tuesday through Saturday and Sunday afternoons.