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22q at the Zoo will kick off in Sydney, Australia on Sunday, May 22nd, 2022 and continue westward at zoos around the world giving families, friends and professionals a chance to socialize, network and raise public awareness of 22q11.2 syndromes.

Developed by the International 22q11.2 Foundation, volunteers spread awareness at their local or regional zoo by handing out 22q Fact Sheets and educating guests and zoo visitors.
Participants are recognizable by wearing official “22q at the Zoo” red T-shirts and “Ask Me About 22q” buttons.

Check out pictures from past events and stay up-to-date on the latest news by following our Facebook page!

For ticket information click on your local city or region below.

If there is no zoo in your area, many families often create their own “zoo” in a different location such as a park or playground. You can be creative and use costumes or have guests dress up like different zoo animals.

History of 22q at the Zoo – Worldwide Awareness Day

22q at the Zoo – Worldwide Awareness Day launched for the first time on May 22, 2011. Learn more about the History of this event HERE.

Participating Zoos

Buenos Aires – TBD

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Adelaide

Name of Zoo: TBD

Coordinator Name: Maria 

Email: president@22q.org.au

22q Foundation Australia & New Zealand 


Sydney

Name of Zoo: TBD

Coordinator Name: Maria

Email: president@22q.org.au

Vecarfa22q11ds

Mechelen

Name of Zoo: Planckendael Zoo

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Email: info@vecarfa.be

Click here for more information.

Rio De Janeiro – TBD

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Alberta 

Name of Zoo: Edmonton Valley Zoo

Coordinator Name: Shanda & Megan

Email: shandabogdanov@outlook.com

Santiago – TBD

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TBD

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Girardot – TBD

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Email: info@22qcolombia.org

Copenhagen

Name of Zoo: Copenhagen Zoo

Coordinator Name: Anne 

Email: anne@fampoulsen.com

22q11 Denmark


Givskud 

Name of Zoo: Givskud Zoo

Coordinator Name: Rikke

Email: rikkeottobroeker@gmail.com

22q11 Denmark 

Max Appeal 

Dundee

Name of Zoo: Camperdown Zoo

Coordinator Name: Danielle

Email: info@maxappeal.org.uk


Hertfordshire

Name of Zoo: Shepreth Wildlife Park

Coordinator Name: Gemma

Email: info@maxappeal.org.uk


London

Name of Zoo: Battersea Zoo

Coordinator Name: Carri Anne

Email: info@maxappeal.org.uk


Matlock, Derbyshire

Name of Zoo: Matlock Farm Park

Coordinator Name: Martin

Email: info@maxappeal.org.uk


North Yorkshire 

Name of Zoo: Hesketh Farm Park 

Coordinator Name: Clover

Email: info@maxappeal.org.uk

Ahtari – TBD

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Email: Hilkka.happonen@22q11finland.fi


Meri-Karvia – TBD

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Ranua – TBD

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Dublin – TBD

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22q11 Ireland


Cork – TBD

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Tuscany

Name of Zoo: Pinocchio Theme Park 

Coordinator Names: 

Maria Silva – Email: segreteria@aidel22.it

Maria – Email: lazio@aidel22.it

Tokyo – TBD

Name of Zoo: 

Coordinator Name: Kiyoto Kasai

Email: 22q.research@gmail.com 

For more information visit here

Last years Activity Report 


Nagano – TBD

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Coordinator Name: Nobuhiko

Email: info@fab-support.org 

Kaunas – TBD

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TBD

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Stichting Steun 22Q11

Auckland – TBD

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Belfast – TBD

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Warsaw – TBD

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Livingston – TBD

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Belgrade 

Name of Zoo: Belgrade Zoo

Coordinator Name: Vesna

Email: 22qexyu@gmail.com

Barcelona – TBD

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Johannesburg – TBD

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Port Elizabeth – TBD

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Seoul – TBD

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Ockero – TBD

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Coordinator Name: Rose Marie L, Foreningen 22q11

Email: r-marie@telia.com

Kaoshiung – TBD

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Taipei – TBD

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Phucket – TBD

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Montgomery, AL – TBD

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Tuscaloosa, AL – TBD

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Little Rock, AR – TBD

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Phoenix, AZ 

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Orange, CA 

Name of Zoo: OC Zoo

Coordinator Name: Nancy

Email: info@22qties.org

Visit 22qties for more information


Sacramento, CA 

Name of Zoo: Sacramento Zoo

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Email: mmprice@ucdavis.edu 


San Diego, CA – TBD

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Denver, CO – TBD

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Bridgeport, CT – TBD

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Wilmington, DE -TBD

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Boca Raton, FL

Name of Zoo: Sugar Sand Park

Coordinator Name: Nicole 

Email: betteryou101@gmail.com


Tampa, FL 

Name of Zoo: Tampa Lowry Zoo

Coordinator: Tarra

Email: tarralou@outlook.com


Atlanta, GA  

Name of Zoo: Zoo Atlanta 

Coordinator: Sid Imes

Email: 22q11study@emory.edu


Oahu, HI – TBD

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Boise, Idaho – TBD

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Des Moines, IA – TBD

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Chicago, IL – TBD

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South Bend, IN – TBD

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Evansville, IN – TBD

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Wichita, KS – TBD

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Louisville, KY – TBD

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Folsom, LA – TBD

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Ann Arbor, MI – TBD

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Detroit, MI – TBD

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Grand Rapids, MI – TBD

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Wallace, MI – TBD

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Apple Valley, MN – TBD

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Minneapolis, MN – TBD

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Kansas City, MO 

Name of Zoo: Kansas City Zoo

Coordinator Name: Heather

Email: heather@amp22q.org

Visit Angels with Missing Pieces for more information


St. Louis, MO 

Name of Zoo: St. Louis Zoo

Coordinator Name: Deb 

Email: daylaw1@aol.com


Tupelo, MS – TBD

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Billings, MT 

Name of Zoo: ZooMontana

Coordinator Name: Raedene

Email: wipf484@gmail.com


Asheboro, NC 

Name of Zoo: North Carolina Zoo

Coordinator Name: Bethany & Season 

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Bethany: Osbornbethany@gmail.com

Season: seasonmichelle@hotmail.com


Lincoln, NE 

Name of Zoo: Lincoln Children’s Zoo 

Coordinator Name: Anne

Email: astalker2009@live.com

Visit Mission 22q for more information 


Paramus, NJ – TBD

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West Orange, NJ 

Name of Zoo: Turtle Back Zoo

Coordinator Name: Pamela 

Email: martorap@sjhmc.org

Please see attached flyer for more information


Las Vegas, NV – TBD

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Niagara Falls, NY 

Name of Zoo: Aquarium of Niagara

Coordinator Name: Nadine

Email: vcfsbuffalo@yahoo.com


New York, NY 

Name of Zoo: Bronx Zoo

Coordinator Name: Daniella 

Email: daniella.miller@einsteinmed.edu


Syracuse, NY 

Name of Zoo: Gifford  Zoo

Coordinator Name: Maggie

Email: maggie@thehurnes.com 


Cincinnati, OH -TBD

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Cleveland, OH -TBD

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Columbus, OH 

Name of Zoo: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Coordinator Name: Rachel

Email: 22q@nationwidechildrens.org


Oklahoma City, OK – TBD

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Tulsa, OK – TBD

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Portland, OR 

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Halifax, PA 

Name of Zoo: Lake Tobias Wildlife Park 

Coordinator Name:  Barbara

Email: bahaasgivler@geisinger.edu


Philadelphia, PA 

Name of Zoo: Philadelphia Zoo

Coordinator Name: Carol 

Email: info@22q.org


Pittsburgh, PA – TBD

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Greenville, SC  – TBD

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Columbia, SC – TBD

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Sioux Falls, SD 

Name of Zoo: Great Plains Zoo

Coordinator Name: Katie

Email:Kaitlyn.Burns@sanfordhealth.org


Chattanooga, TN – TBD

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Knoxville, TN – TBD

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Nashville, TN – TBD

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Abilene, TX 

Name of Zoo: May Farm 

Coordinator Name: Sarah 

Email: sarah@22qtexas.org


Austin, TX 

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Coordinator Name: Deb 

Email: contact@22qtexas.org


Beaumont, TX

Name of Zoo: Gator Country Adventure Park

Coordinator Name: Twana

Email: twana@22qTexas.org


Dallas/ Fort Worth Metroplex, TX 

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Coordinator Names: Suzi & Jennifer

Email: suzi@22qtexas.org


Houston, TX 

Name of Zoo: Houston Zoo 

Coordinator Names: Krystal & Rotceh (Roxy) 

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krystal@22qtexas.org

jrpena2123@yahoo.com


Rio Grand Valley, TX

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San Antonio, TX 

Name of Location: Morgan’s Wonderland

Coordinator Names: Sue & Susan 

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Sue: wemet4@aol.com

Susan: susan@22qtexas.org

Please see attached flyer for more information


Waco, TX

Name of Location: 

Coordinator Name: Kelly

Email: contact@22qtexas.org 


Salt Lake City, UT 

Name of Zoo: Hogle Zoo

Coordinator Name: Joy

Email: awesomejoy2@gmail.com


Norfolk, VA – TBD

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Moseley, VA 

Name of Zoo: Richmond Metro Zoo

Coordinator Name:  Cassie & Ashlyn

Email

Cassie: madsencl@vcu.edu

Ashlyn: stackhouseae@vcu.edu

Date: Saturday, May 21, 2021 (Zoo is closed on Sundays)

Please see attached flyer for more information


Washington, DC – TBD

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Seattle, WA 

Name of Zoo: Woodland Park Zoo

Coordinator Name: Kamille

Email: 22qseattlefamilies@gmail.com  


Milwaukee, WI – TBD

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