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ELEPHANT RECEIVES COOLING SHOWER FROM MIAMI-DADE FIRE RESCUE!

As the summer heat continues to climb, Zoo Miami was privileged to collaborate with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) Engine 37 to help provide a special treat for “Ongard,” affectionately called, “Ardy,” an 11 year old male Asian elephant.  The MDFR team was able to bring in their vehicle adjacent to the elephant habitat and connect to a fire hydrant on zoo grounds so that they could use the truck’s fire house to bath Ardy in a wonderful cooling shower as... Read More
at Wednesday, June 22, 2022

INJURED GREEN SEA TURTLE EUTHANIZED

It is with great sadness that Zoo Miami reports that a green sea turtle that had suffered a catastrophic injury from a boat strike, was euthanized today following a computed tomography (CT) scan that confirmed that the injury severed the animal’s spinal cord, making it impossible for it to ever survive on its own. The 80 pound female turtle was rescued by Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) officers on May 28th after being found floating in a waterway in Coral Gables.  She... Read More
at Thursday, June 16, 2022

ZOO MIAMI CELEBRATES THE BIRTHS OF THREE NYALA ANTELOPES!

Zoo Miami is happy to announce the births of three Nyala antelopes, all born within a 5 day window!  Two males, born on May 24th and May 26th, and one female, born on May 28th.  All the calves are doing well and can now be seen on the Nyala habitat with the rest of the herd. Nyala are medium sized antelopes that are commonly found in the woodlands and thickets of Southern Africa, usually near water.  Males can reach 250 pounds and have a distinctly different appearance than... Read More
at Friday, June 3, 2022

SEA TURTLE TREATED FOR SHARK BITE

While Zoo Miami prepares for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Sea Turtle Hospital scheduled for July 6th, a huge female loggerhead sea turtle that was likely injured by a shark, has necessitated emergency care to help save the life of this threatened species. On May 22nd, Zoo Miami received a call from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), that a large female loggerhead turtle had been rescued from the Port St. Lucie Power Plant with a severe wound to... Read More
at Wednesday, June 1, 2022

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