Noah's Landing zoo to hold special event this weekend
Lemurs and porcupines and sloth. Oh my! Noah's Landing, the non-profit zoo in Coats, will open its doors this weekend for its second Blue & 'Cue at the Zoo.Posted — Updated
The event features bluegrass music, local barbecue and all kinds of kid-friendly activities, including a moonbounce, wagon rides and crafts for kids. The Wildlife Rescue Center in Sanford also will be out for the weekend and release a red shouldered hawk each day at 2 p.m.
Of course, you'll also be able to see the zoo's resident herd, which includes more than 60 species from tree porcupines and ring tailed lemurs to a two-toed sloth and zebra. You'll be able to walk around the zoo and learn about the animals from trained guides.
Noah's Landing typically is only open for tours on weekends. But it opens its doors at special events, such as this weekend's, where visitors can walk around on their own. It's a particularly good opportunity for parents of small kids, who don't have the patience for a formal tour but would enjoy flitting from one animal to the next for a few hours.