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New event, ‘Wild about Art’ coming to Charles Paddock 

–During Wild About Art, a new event to be held on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero, everyone will have an opportunity to watch as the zoo’s animal residents create their own, unique and artistic pieces. Zoo visitors will also be able to create lots of fun arts and crafts too, with plenty of opportunities for children to color, paint and much more. In addition, talented local artists will be on hand to showcase their artwork for sale.

All of the demonstrations, workshops and artistic activities at this new event are included with the price of general admission. There will also be plenty of food and beverages available for purchase.

The Charles Paddock Zoo is one of only 233 total institutions that are accredited by the Association of Zoo’s & Aquariums (AZA). The Zoo is dedicated to the conservation of endangered species, educating the public about the natural world, and providing a safe and stimulating recreational resource for residents and visitors of the Central Coast of California. Over 200 animals call the Charles Paddock Zoo home, including red pandas, monkeys, meerkats, parrots, a Malayan Tiger, a variety of reptiles and more.

The Zoo is open daily from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and is located at Atascadero Lake Park on Highway 41/Morro Road, one mile west of Highway 101. For more information about the zoo, please visit or call (805) 461-5080.

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