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BALD EAGLE “RITA” IN CRITICAL CONDITION

“Rita,” the bald eagle that received international attention last year when her and her mate, “Ron,” were featured on a live nest cam in conjunction with Wildlife Rescue of Dade County, was found in critical condition with a severely broken right wing.  She was transported to Wildlife Rescue of Dade County last night by Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission officers where she was initially evaluated and stabilized by Wildlife Rescue of Dade County staff... Read More
at Monday, November 28, 2022

ZOO MIAMI TO GIVE SPECIAL PRESENTATION TO MDFR STATION #43

Since its opening back in 1980, Zoo Miami has dealt with a wide variety of emergencies including natural disasters such as hurricanes and fires, as well as illness and trauma, to both staff and guests.  For all of those emergency calls, some of which have been life and death situations, we have depended on the paramedics and fire fighters from Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Station 43, affectionately known as “First Due at the Zoo!” During this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, all of... Read More
at Friday, November 25, 2022

ZOO MIAMI SAYS GOODBYE TO ELEPHANT PATRIARCH

It is with profound sadness and a tremendously heavy heart that Zoo Miami announces the death of “Dalip,” the 56 year old Asian elephant bull, who was humanely euthanized this afternoon after he was found lying down on his habitat and unable to get up. Over the last several months, Dalip had been losing weight and showing other signs of declining health associated with his advanced age.  A variety of treatments were administered with limited success as he would show some... Read More
at Thursday, November 24, 2022

NEWBORN GIRAFFE MAKES EXHIBIT DEBUT!

This Thanksgiving, Zoo Miami has something extra special to be thankful for!  On Sunday, November 20th, a healthy male giraffe was born at the zoo!  The mother’s name is Mia and she is 15 years old.  This is her eighth calf and the 58th giraffe born at Zoo Miami!  This is believed to be one of the largest giraffe calves ever born at the zoo, standing over six feet tall and weighing approximately 200 pounds!  The father is 5 year old Malcolm and this is his fifth... Read More
at Wednesday, November 23, 2022

ZOO MIAMI GORILLAS UNDERGO A SERIES OF EXAMS

“Barney,” a 29 year old silverback Lowland Gorilla, and his older brother, 33 year old “Shango,” underwent a series of exams today 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 great apes were also examined by specialists with specific attention to respiratory and cardiac concerns.  Zoo Miami Associate Veterinarians, Dr. Gaby Flacke and Dr.... Read More
at Tuesday, November 8, 2022

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