Berkshiremuseum Press Release
For Immediate Release: June 25, 2013
Media contact: Lesley Ann Beck, Director of Communications
413.443.7171 ext. 28;

Berkshire Museum presents
Animals Up Close: The African Serval Cat on Saturday, July 6, 2013

[Pittsfield, Mass.]- Meet animals from around the world at Berkshire Museum during the Animals Up Close: The African Serval Cat program, presented by the Granite State Zoo, formerly known as the W.I.L.D. Center & Zoological Park of New England, on Saturday, July 6, at 1 p.m. Learn about different species outside of the Berkshires’ backyard and the efforts taken to protect the habitats of these creatures at this live animal program. Tickets for this program are $15 adult, $8 child; Museum members $5 adult, $3 child; children 3 and under are free. Museum admission included.

Museum visitors will encounter animals such as the African serval cat, a wild cat similar to a cheetah, but with longer legs, a small head and large ears; the Moluccan cockatoo, a very intelligent bird known for its white-pink feathers and the ability to mimic when in captivity; the black and white Argentine tegu, a very active reptile found in both tropical and temperate climates; and the red fox, an intelligent and cunning creature that is found all across the globe.

Located in New Hampshire, the Granite State Zoo is a federal/state licensed wildlife exhibitor. The organization’s mission is to connect both children and adults with animals and nature while demonstrating and inspiring responsible stewardship of global biodiversity. This is done through educational programs on biodiversity, fostering respect for wildlife and nature, and promoting sustainable living. For more information, visit their website at or call (603) 817-6735.

Tickets are available in advance by calling 413.443.7171 ext. 10. This show will have priority seating for Museum members 30 minutes before the start of the program.

Located in downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts, at 39 South St., Berkshire Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, visit or call 413.443.7171. Established by Zenas Crane in 1903, Berkshire Museum integrates art, history, and natural science in a wide range of programs and exhibitions that inspire educational connections between the disciplines. PaperWorks: The Art and Science of an Extraordinary Material is on view through October 27. Objectify: A Look into the Permanent Collection is on view through spring 2015. Little Cinema is open year-round. Feigenbaum Hall of Innovation, Worlds in Miniature, Aquarium, and other exhibits are ongoing.
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