Winter is here in the Southern Tier and you think that nothing is really going on with the Binghamton Zoo. Well, you would be WRONG. Save the dates, February 16th and 17th and plan to spend part of your Valentine's Day weekend with "Courtship Tails" and the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park. Find out more about this unique event here.

They also have officially opened registration for the red panda Wild Encounters. It's an exclusive encounter that let's you get up close with the red pandas You and the zookeeper will have the chance to give the red pandas an enrichment item and a whole lot more.

It's only $350 for 3 people with up to 2 additional people for $25 each. This event is only available on Thursday, Saturday, Sunday from February 21st to April 14th. 10% of your Wild Encounter admission will be added to the Binghamton Zoo's Global Conservation Fund.

Registration is limited and spots should fill up fast. Go here to book this unforgettable Wild Encounters package and see the other animal encounters that are available. You can call the Binghamton Zoo Education Department at (607) 724-5461 ext. 235 for more information.

The 5th oldest zoo is located at 60 Morgan Road in Binghamton.

[via Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park]