Loma Linda University Health Hosts Animal Ambassadors from San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Public invited as Safari Park animal care staff present several animals including a cheetah, serval and a Eurasian Eagle owl, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, on the campus lawn. The event is open at no cost to the public.

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A cheetah is expected to grace the campus of Loma Linda University Health as San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park Tour visits the campus on May 6 (Photo courtesy of San Diego Zoo).

Loma Linda, CA (PRWEB) April 21, 2014

Animal ambassadors native to Africa and Asia are expected to awe the crowd as San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park Tour comes to Loma Linda University Health.

The animal presentation is planned for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, on the campus lawn located between the University Church and Prince Hall, 11092 Anderson Street, Loma Linda, 92350. The event is open and free to the public.

“We’re very excited to once again host our friends from San Diego Zoo Safari Park and give our students, employees, and our local friends and families a glimpse of the wonderful creatures that live on our planet,” said Rick Williams, vice president for enrollment management and student services at Loma Linda University Health.

Animal care staff from the Safari Park will present several animals for the public including a cheetah, serval and a Eurasian Eagle owl. (Please note: animals could change.) During the presentation at Loma Linda University Health, trainers will talk about each of the animals they’re presenting and also discuss the May 24 opening of the Tiger Trail habitat at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido, Calif. Opportunity drawings will be held at the event, including for tickets to San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, and a one-night stay at Comfort Inn and Suites Zoo-Sea World area.

Last year, more than 1,000 people turned out for a similar visit by representatives from the San Diego Zoo, promoting the zoo’s Conrad Prebys Australian Outback exhibit. Among the creatures showcased last year: a koala, red kangaroo, kookaburra, blue-tongued skink, and a cane toad.

Photo caption: A cheetah is expected to grace the campus of Loma Linda University Health as San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park Tour visits the campus on May 6 (Photo courtesy of San Diego Zoo).

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About Loma Linda University Health (LLUH)

Loma Linda University Health includes Loma Linda University's eight professional schools, Loma Linda University Medical Center's six hospitals and more than 800 faculty physicians located in the Inland Empire of Southern California. Established in 1905, LLUH is a global leader in education, research and clinical care. It offers over 100 academic programs and provides quality health care to 40,000 inpatients and 1.5 million outpatients each year. A Seventh-day Adventist organization, LLUH is a faith-based health system with a mission "to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ."

About San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Bringing species back from the brink of extinction is the goal of San Diego Zoo Global. As a leader in conservation, the work of San Diego Zoo Global includes onsite wildlife conservation efforts (representing both plants and animals) at the San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, as well as international field programs on six continents. The important conservation and science work of these entities is made possible by the San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy and is supported in part by the Foundation of San Diego Zoo Global.