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LARGEST OLD WORLD VULTURE HATCHES AT ZOO MIAMI!

For the second time in Zoo Miami’s history, a Cinereous vulture has hatched and is successfully being raised by its parents!  The hatching occurred on April 12th in a secluded area of the zoo where the monogamous pair had built a nest on a platform and had been incubating the single egg for approximately 50 days.  Because of the parent’s sensitivity to any external activity, the pair was not disturbed for the first several days and zookeepers only approached the area to... Read More
at Wednesday, April 28, 2021

ZOO MIAMI CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL FLAMINGO DAY!

Today is International Flamingo Day and Zoo Miami is committed to the conservation of Florida's American Flamingos - one of the state's most iconic and charismatic birds. Florida’s historic flamingo flocks amazed naturalists in the 19 th century but were ultimately decimated by overhunting for food and feathers.  Through the 20 th century, flamingos in Florida were so rare that biologists believed any flamingos spotted were merely escaped birds from captive... Read More
at Monday, April 26, 2021

ZOO MIAMI HELPS DISCOVER A BRAND NEW SPIDER SPECIES IN MIAMI

– Zoo Miami staff helped discover a brand new species of large spider in the critically endangered pine rockland forest surrounding Zoo Miami. The Pine Rockland Trapdoor Spider ( Ummidia richmond ) was first found by a zookeeper who was checking reptile research traps in 2012. The zookeeper shared the photo of the spider with the Zoo’s Conservation and Research Department for identification but it didn’t match any existing records for known species in the region. More... Read More
at Wednesday, April 14, 2021

54th & 55th GIRAFFE BORN AT ZOO MIAMI!

Yesterday, Zoo Miami's newest baby giraffe made his exhibit debut!  For the first time, a yet unnamed male calf that was born on April 2nd, walked out onto the exhibit with his mother and other members of the herd, curiously exploring his new surroundings.  Until yesterday, the newborn had been held inside a holding area with his mother to give them time to bond. On Sunday, the calf received a neonatal exam where in addition to a general physical, he was weighed, had his... Read More
at Tuesday, April 6, 2021

MIAMI-DADE PARKS TO HOST COMMUNITY RESILIENCE POD

Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department announces it will host the Community Resilience Pod at county parks beginning this spring. The first-of-its-kind pod was first introduced in Miami in June 2020, making South Florida the starting point for this global project, sponsored by The Atlantic Council's Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center (Arsht-Rock). Zoo Miami will be the first park of the Miami-Dade County Parks system to welcome the pod, a transformed... Read More
at Friday, April 2, 2021

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