PALM BEACH, FL – December 5, 2023 – The Palm Beach Zoo has partnered with WHILL to provide innovative electric power chair rentals for its visitors. The service allows guests to easily navigate exhibits, animal experiences, and more using a state-of-the-art WHILL Model C2.
The Palm Beach Zoo wanted to find a way to make the zoo more accessible and made the decision to partner with WHILL after listening to guests’ feedback. The comfort, maneuverability, and impressive functionality of the WHILL Model C2 ensures that visitors can explore the zoo’s 23 acres of pathways with confidence. The power chairs can be used by people who have difficulty walking long distances or simply need extra mobility support throughout the day.
“WHILL is committed to offering reliable accessibility in public spaces,” said Kerry Renaud, chairman of WHILL North America. “We are thrilled to partner with the Palm Beach Zoo and honor our mission to Florida residents and visitors. WHILL’s electric power chairs will give guests the opportunity to explore the zoo in a safe, reliable, and convenient way.”
Before introducing the power chair service, visitors to Palm Beach Zoo would need to either bring their own mobility device or rent one from a local provider. This can be challenging, especially for people who are vacationing or visiting from out of town.
“Making the Palm Beach Zoo accessible is an important part of our wildlife-saving mission and allows everyone to connect with our animals,” said Casey Coy, Palm Beach Zoo’s chief operations & safety officer. “We are excited to introduce WHILL personal EVs to our guests, allowing them to explore our wildlife-filled park unencumbered. A portion of the rental of these unique motorized scooters also benefits the zoo and animals in the wild – a win for nature and accessibility.”
The power chair rental service at Palm Beach Zoo started running at the beginning of November. For business inquiries, please contact us at email@example.com.
About WHILL, Inc.
WHILL connects the world with personal transportation solutions. In addition to designing and selling mobility vehicles, WHILL provides Mobility-as-a-Service, offering autonomous and manual transportation services that make public spaces such as airports, hospitals, and vacation destinations more accessible. WHILL provides products and services in more than 20 countries and regions worldwide. Learn more at https://whill.inc.
About Palm Beach Zoo
For more than 50 years, Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society has provided visitors with up-close and personal animal encounters that connect people to wildlife. Palm Beach Zoo guests explore a WILD ecosystem thriving on 23 lush, tropical acres while discovering hundreds of exotic animals. Visitors enjoy interactive animal experiences, nature and water play, and a lakeside café. If you’re planning a trip to Palm Beach, visit www.palmbeachzoo.org for ticket and event information.