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ZOO MIAMI GORILLA UNDERGOES EXTENSIVE EXAM

“Barney,” a 28 year old silverback Lowland Gorilla, underwent a series of exams yesterday as part of a preventative medicine program at Zoo Miami.  In addition to the normal procedures which include blood collection, x-rays, and a general physical, the 385 pound great ape was also examined by specialists with specific attention to respiratory and cardiac concerns.  Zoo Miami Associate Veterinarian, Dr. Rodney Schnellbacher, was the lead veterinarian throughout the... Read More
at Wednesday, October 27, 2021

EAGLE CAM PROVIDES INTIMATE LOOK INTO THE LIVES OF BALD EAGLES!

On March 13th, Zoo Miami’s Ron Magill joined Wildlife Rescue of Dade County’s Lloyd Brown and Jemma Peterson to rescue a bald eagle chick that had fallen out of a nest which had been destroyed by a storm.  After surgery to repair a broken wing and months of rehabilitation, the eaglet was successfully released back to the wild on August 21st. The parents of this eaglet have been a bonded pair for over a decade.  Unfortunately, they have had very limited success in... Read More
at Wednesday, October 13, 2021

SUMATRAN TIGER CUB IMMOBILIZED FOR THOROUGH EXAM

This morning, “N’dari, Zoo Miami’s 10 month old Sumatran tiger cub, was immobilized so that she could receive a thorough examination while also enabling the Animal Health team to get a closer look at some small areas of hair loss that had become visible during recent visual exams from a distance. The team welcomed the assistance of Dr. Melanie Hnot, a veterinary dermatologist from VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital who has volunteered her services on several skin related cases... Read More
at Friday, October 8, 2021

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