New “AmAZing Wildlife” Tent Offers More Close Encounters w/ Wildlife at Outdoor Expo

New "AmAZing Wildlife" Tent Will Offer More Close Encounters with Wildlife at Game and Fish Outdoor Expo
New “AmAZing Wildlife” Tent Will Offer More Close Encounters with Wildlife at Game and Fish Outdoor Expo
Arizona Game and Fish Department
Arizona Game and Fish Department

Phoenix, AZ -( For many, the live native wildlife at Arizona Game and Fish’s annual Outdoor Expo is the highlight of their visit.

If that’s you, make sure to attend this year’s event Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3 and visit the new “amAZing wildlife” tent. This new tent will provide visitors with more close encounters with a variety of native wildlife and the opportunity to speak with real department biologists.

The tent is especially bound to pique the curiosity of children. Visitors will have an opportunity to touch real wildlife skins and skull replicas; meet native predators like a bald and golden eagle and a bobcat (tentatively scheduled for display from noon to 1 p.m.both days); view a variety of live wildlife on display; take advantage of fun photo ops; and, learn more about Sonoran desert tortoise adoption.

Wildlife-related merchandise also will be available for purchase from the department’s Wildlife Center nonprofit volunteer auxiliary.

Admission and parking are free, although you may want to bring some cash for the many food and beverage concessionaires that will be on-site, or for the commercial vendors who will be selling outdoors-related goods or services.

Expo hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 3. The 2015 Outdoor Expo is located on Carefree Highway, about 1/2 mile west of I-17 in Phoenix.

The title sponsor for this year’s event is Shikar Safari Club International. Gold sponsors are Cabela’s, Arizona State Credit Union and the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

About the Arizona Game and Fish Department:

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is the state agency charged with conserving the entire range of wildlife within our borders, from big game such as elk and deer to smaller mammals, reptiles and fish. The Department is one of the nation’s leading proponents of the “North American Model of Wildlife Conservation,” which relies on sound science, public participation, active habitat management, strict regulation and active law enforcement to sustain wildlife populations.

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