We Bought a Zoo DVD and Book Giveaway

We Bought a Zoo DVD and BookAnimal Fact Guide is giving away two prize packs containing the DVD, We Bought a Zoo, and the novel it was based on!

The story follows Benjamin Mee (played by Matt Damon), a Los Angeles newspaper columnist and adventure writer who, as a single father, faces the challenges of raising his two young children.

Hoping that a fresh start and a new life will restore their family spirit, Mee quits his job and buys an old rural house outside the city with a unique bonus feature: a zoo named the Rosemoor Animal Park, where dozens of animals reside under the care of head zookeeper Kelly Foster (played by Scarlett Johansson) and her dedicated team.

With no experience, limited time and a shoestring budget, Mee sets out with the support of his family and the local community to reopen the zoo. Now, Benjamin is no longer reporting an adventure story; he’s living it in his own backyard.

Scene from We Bought a Zoo, starring Matt Damon

Scene from We Bought a Zoo, starring Matt Damon

For a chance to win one of two DVD/book bundles, comment below by April 2, 2012, 11:59pm EST with the answer to this question:

If you bought a zoo, which animal would you most like to have in it and why?

Be sure to include your email address, so we can contact the winners for their mailing address. Note: This contest is open to people in the U.S. and Canada only. No P.O. boxes.

Halloween Costume Giveaway

Halloween costumes from HalloweenCostumes.com

Animal Fact Guide is giving away THREE Halloween costumes courtesy of HalloweenCostumes.com.  For a chance to win, simply comment below with your favorite animal fact by September 23. Be sure to include your email address so we may contact the winners for their mailing address and choice of costume.

Three lucky winners will have their choice of any costume available on HalloweenCostumes.com valued up to $50.

Note: This contest is open to people in the U.S. only.

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UPDATE: Congratulations to our winners, Amanda A., Rita M., and Nicole F.!

Yogi Bear DVD Giveaway

Win a free Yogi Bear DVD!Win a free DVD of the new family comedy, Yogi Bear, starring Dan Akroyd and Justin Timberlake!

Yogi Bear features everyone’s favorite talking bear Yogi and his adorable sidekick Boo Boo as they raise havoc with their hair-brained schemes in Jellystone Park much to the chagrin of Ranger Smith. When Jellystone is threatened by a logging company Yogi teams up with a documentary filmmaker and must prove that he is indeed “Smarter than the average bear!”

To win the DVD, comment below with your favorite fact about grizzly bears (hint: see our article about grizzly bears) by March 25. Be sure to include your email address, so we can contact the winner for their mailing address. Note: This contest is open to people in the U.S. and Canada only.

UPDATE: Congratulations to Candy from Virginia for winning our contest!

Wildlife Crossing Competition

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An international contest is underway to design inexpensive, innovative and attractive animal bridges that cross highways. The contest is sponsored by the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University and the Woodstock Foundation in New York.

The contest focuses on West Vail Pass in Colorado for the site of the bridge. Officials and conservationists have been working to protect migration routes for animals in the state. A wildlife crossing will help protect the animals by decreasing the number of traffic collisions.

Read more at Summit Daily.

You may also be interested in our post about the wildlife crossings on a highway in Montana.  These crossings consisted of overpasses, tunnels, and pipes.

Label the Lemurs

lemur_twinsThe Detroit Zoo is holding a competition to name their two newest black and white ruffled lemurs. The male and female twins were born in June.

Anyone may suggest names through the zoo’s website. The deadline is September 2nd at midnight. It is suggested that names have a Malagasy origin as lemurs are native to Madagascar.

Zoo staff will select five male names and five female names to put for public vote.

Vote here.