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ZOO MIAMI MOURNS THE LOSS OF “HOPE,” THE KOALA

It is with a heavy heart and profound sadness that Zoo Miami announces that last night, “Hope,” the koala, was found dead by zoo staff. The staff had been making regular checks on him following several days of lethargy and lack of appetite. Over the last year, Hope had demonstrated some recurring issues with his gastrointestinal system that the Animal Health department was monitoring and treating. These issues are not uncommon in koalas and Hope did show some positive improvement... Read More
at Monday, August 23, 2021

UNIQUE REHABILITATED BALD EAGLE TO BE RELEASED TO THE WILD!

On March 13th of this year, Zoo Miami’s Ron Magill was notified by Lloyd Brown, founder of Wildlife Rescue of Dade County (WRDC) of which Ron is a Board member, that he had just been contacted by Audubon Eagle Watch volunteer, Jeanne Kaufmann.  She told him that a bald eagle’s nest in South Miami had been severely compromised by a storm and that the two chicks in the nest had fallen 85 feet to the ground.  Sadly, one of the chicks died but the other was still alive, lying... Read More
at Thursday, August 19, 2021

ZOO MIAMI MOURNS LOSS OF MEERKAT

During initial rounds this past Sunday morning, zookeepers were unable to find “Gizmo,” a nearly 8 year old meerkat.  Sadly, after a meticulous search of the habitat, both above and below ground, his lifeless body was located in what appeared to be a collapsed tunnel.  Though zoo staff is still waiting for the final results of a necropsy, it appears as if Gizmo may have been in the tunnel when it collapsed, trapping him inside. Gizmo was born at the Brevard Zoo in... Read More
at Monday, August 2, 2021

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