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ZOO MIAMI PREPARES FOR COLD WEATHER

With temperatures expected to dip into the 30’s this weekend, the staff at Zoo Miami is taking extra steps to ensure that the animals are provided what is necessary to protect them against the cold. Though many of the animals are naturally well equipped to tolerate the expected low temperatures, many need extra attention and support to ensure their health and safety. Generally speaking, common measures that are taken are to provide extra bedding hay as well as supplemental heating in... Read More
at Friday, January 28, 2022

THIRD EAGLE EGG HATCHES ON THREE KINGS DAY!!!

It is with great excitement that Zoo Miami, in collaboration with Wildlife Rescue of Dade County, announces that the wild pair of bald eagles, named “Rita” and “Ron,” have successfully hatched their third egg!!!  As if following the script of a movie, their first egg hatched on New Year’s Day and this third egg has hatched on Three Kings Day!!! For several months, Rita and Ron have worked together to build a new nest on an artificial platform constructed... Read More
at Thursday, January 6, 2022

ZOO MIAMI SAYS GOODBYE TO BELOVED CAMEL

Yesterday, Zoo Miami officials had to make the very difficult decision to euthanize “Fluffy,” a 16 year old male Dromedary camel. For over two years, Fluffy had been suffering from degenerative joint disease for which he was receiving a variety of treatments that included pain management medications and laser therapy.  Though those treatments were able to provide Fluffy with some comfort and a good quality of life for an extended period of time, the progression of the... Read More
at Wednesday, January 5, 2022

OLDEST SLOTH BEAR IN NORTH AMERICAN ZOOS CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY!

“Keesha,” a female sloth bear that resides at Zoo Miami, celebrated her 26 th birthday today with special treats prepared by her keepers.  Those treats included a custom cake made of non-toxic materials with a variety of hidden treasures including strawberries, black berries, blue berries, grapes and yogurt which she thoroughly enjoyed!  These treats are part of a carefully managed enrichment program designed to mentally and physically stimulate the animals under human... Read More
at Tuesday, January 4, 2022

THE EAGLE HAS LANDED!!!

It is with great excitement that Zoo Miami, in collaboration with Wildlife Rescue of Dade County, announces that after an incubation period of 37 days, the wild pair of bald eagles, named “Rita” and “Ron,” have successfully hatched their first egg!!!  What an amazing way to bring in the New Year!!! For over two months, Rita and Ron have worked together to build a new nest on an artificial platform constructed through the combined efforts of Lloyd Brown from... Read More
at Sunday, January 2, 2022

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