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CRITICALLY ENDANGERED ADDAX BABY MAKES EXHIBIT DEBUT AT ZOO MIAMI!

This Christmas weekend, an infant addax made its public debut.  Born on December 20th, this critically endangered antelope had been kept behind the scenes with its first-time mother to ensure proper bonding prior to being introduced to the exhibit habitat.   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... Read More
at Monday, December 26, 2022

59th NEWBORN GIRAFFE MAKES EXHIBIT DEBUT!

Zoo Miami received a special holiday gift this weekend!  On Friday, December 16th, a healthy male giraffe was born at the zoo!  The mother’s name is Zuri and she is 8 years old.  This is her third calf and the 59th giraffe born at Zoo Miami!  Standing over 5 feet tall, the newborn weighed 150 pounds!  The father is 5 year old Malcolm and this is his sixth calf. Today, the yet unnamed newborn made his exhibit debut and was welcomed by the rest of the herd. ... Read More
at Monday, December 19, 2022

ZOO MIAMI RECEIVES 8 COLD STUNNED SEA TURTLES FROM MASSACHUSETTS

As winter approaches, sea turtles along the eastern seaboard are subject to dipping temperatures that can be critical to their health and often leaves them “cold-stunned” and incapacitated.  Without intervention, many of these turtles will not survive.  With temperatures beginning to plummet in areas of the northeast, sea turtles are already being rescued with the need for protection and rehabilitation from the cold.  As these numbers increase, local sea turtle rescue... Read More
at Sunday, December 11, 2022

SEA TURTLE RELEASED BACK TO WILD

Last week, a juvenile hawksbill sea turtle was successfully released back to the wild after being recovered by Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program personnel and rehabilitated at Zoo Miami’s Sea Turtle Hospital. This endangered turtle arrived at Zoo Miami on November 5th after being found tangled in a net and in a lethargic, weak condition.  The Animal Health Team worked diligently to treat the juvenile with fluids and medications.  After initial attempts to tube... Read More
at Tuesday, December 6, 2022

BALD EAGLE “RITA” CRITICAL BUT STABLE

Yesterday, the female bald eagle known as “Rita,” underwent surgery to repair a critically fractured right wing at Zoo Miami’s Animal Hospital.  She had been brought to Zoo Miami on Monday by staff at Wildlife Rescue of Dade County after being brought to that facility by Florida Wildlife Commission officers.  She was originally found in critical condition in northwest Miami-Dade County late Sunday evening. Though it was immediately obvious that she would require... Read More
at Thursday, December 1, 2022

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