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GIRAFFE IMMOBILIZATION PRESENTS EXTREME CHALLENGES

On Saturday, September 19 th , “Pongo,” an 11 year old reticulated giraffe was immobilized for a series of procedures that were necessary to improve his quality of life which had experienced significant decline over the last several weeks.  Standing over 16 feet tall and weighing close to 2,000 pounds, he had been suffering from severe lameness that had significantly restricted his mobility and was making it difficult for him to go through day-to-day activities without... Read More
at Tuesday, September 22, 2020

CHEETAH UNDERGOES WELLNESS EXAM

Last week, “Koda,” an 8 year old male cheetah, received a thorough wellness exam as part of the Animal Health Department’s preventative medicine program. After being immobilized in his holding area at the zoo’s amphitheater, the 110 pound cat was transported to the Animal Hospital where he underwent a series of procedures that included X-rays, an ultrasound, scoping and biopsy of the stomach, and a dental cleaning.  In addition, blood and urine samples were... Read More
at Thursday, September 17, 2020

ZOO MIAMI SET TO REOPEN TO VISITORS ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2020

September 14, 2020 (MIAMI, FL) – Zoo Miami will reopen to visitors on Tuesday, September 15th with limited capacity and safety requirements that follow the Miami-Dade County Executive Orders, “New Normal” guidelines and current CDC and State Health Department guidelines.    Zoo Miami last closed on July 4 th after having reopened on June 1st to the general public.               Before heading out... Read More
at Monday, September 14, 2020

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