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Back on June 30th of 2018, “Bella,” then a five year old Bornean Orangutan, made her public debut at Zoo Miami with her mother, “Kumang” after arriving from the Seneca Park Zoo in New York.  The two were a crowd favorite until the sad death of Kumang in September of last year from complications following a veterinary procedure. Since Kumang’s death, Bella has adjusted to being independent but the plan for her has always been to pair her with a mate with the... Read More
at Friday, April 22, 2022


On Monday, April 11th, a critically endangered addax antelope was born at Zoo Miami.  With a maximum of only a few hundred left in the wild, the addax is one of the most critically endangered animals in the world.  Though it once ranged throughout much of the Sahara desert in North Africa, it has now been reduced to a small reserve in Niger.  Their main threats are poaching and habitat destruction due to petroleum exploration.  They are nomadic and live in small herds ran... Read More
at Friday, April 15, 2022


Today, two endangered giant river otters underwent wellness exams as part of a carefully managed preventative medicine program at Zoo Miami. “Kara,” is a 17 years old female and weighs approximately 50 pounds.  She was joined by “Matata,” a 7 year old female that weighs approximately 58 pounds.  Together, they were brought to the Zoo Miami Hospital where they underwent a series of procedures that included ultrasound exams, blood and urine collection, X-rays ... Read More
at Tuesday, April 12, 2022


After nearly four decades of carrying well over a million riders, Zoo Miami’s “Zoofari” monorail system has been permanently decommissioned.  Opened back on 1982, the system originally consisted of three trains that provided elevated transportation around the zoo on 2.2 miles of steel track.  In 1987, two additional trains were added that had been used at the World’s Fair in New Orleans.  Severely damaged during Hurricane Andrew in 1992, it took several... Read More
at Friday, April 1, 2022

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