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Meet the animal ambassadors in special Wild Lights event in Paso Robles

Posted at 9:49 AM, Nov 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-30 13:04:08-05

For a special event, Zoo To You is turning into You to Zoo.

On Sunday Dec. 1 and 8, the animal sanctuary is opening its doors for the public to meet with and learn about the wildlife it has helped with its Wild Lights.

This week, Jingles, a 15-year-old reindeer came to the KSBY studios to share the news alongside Conservation Ambassador David Jackson.

Jingles is a buck caribou and recently shed his horns for the year. It's a painless process and they end up regrowing. Jackson says they are the oldest domesticated animal in the world.

It is a rare opportunity as the conservation is not usually open to the public. So families will have the chance to enjoy the wildlife under festive lights with hot chocolate and cookies. Santa is even expected to stop by. You can watch the animals open their presents.

The event goes from 3 to 6 p.m. this Sunday and next in Paso Robles.

A $10 donation is requested. Kids under 2 are free. Seniors 70 and up are asked for a $5 donation.

The conservation is located at 2445 Adobe Road.