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MIAMI ( February 22, 2021 )  —  Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Director Maria Nardi is proud to announce the appointment of the new director of Zoo Miami William Elgar, following the retirement of Carol Kruse  on March 3, 2021 . Mr. Elgar brings exceptional leadership and professional experience, including over 20 years of zoo animal science and care, park operations, management, marketing, and guest experience. A reputable member of the... Read More
at Monday, February 22, 2021


How do you give a massive snake a physical examination?  Very carefully and with a lot of help!  As part of Zoo Miami’s carefully managed preventative medicine program, a nearly 100 pound green anaconda with a length of more than 13 feet, was brought to the zoo hospital yesterday for a physical exam.  It took several individuals to carry the massive constrictor while the Animal Health team collected blood, took X-rays, examined the mouth and eyes, and performed an... Read More
at Friday, February 12, 2021


On Friday, February 5 th , “Zinnia,” a 3 year old North American river otter gave birth to three pups at the Florida: Mission Everglades exhibit at Zoo Miami!  This is not only Zinnia’s first babies, it is the first birth of this species of otter at Zoo Miami!  The pups are still too young to positively determine their gender. After a pregnancy of approximately 2 months, the pups, weighing between 136 and 148 grams, were born in a secluded den where all initial... Read More
at Wednesday, February 10, 2021

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