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Upcoming Events

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  • Egg Safari

    Apr 20th, 2019
    11:00am - 4:00pm
    Zoo Miami

    Kids ages 12 and under can enjoy continuous egg hunts, photos with the Easter Bunny, music, games, prizes AND see our Zoo animals receive their special holiday treats, too!
    Egg Safari entry is included with Zoo admission.
    Zoo members hunt early at 10 a.m. 

    Performances by Steve Gryb, The Pier Piper of Percussion at 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

             

    Animal Enrichment Schedule

    Watch as some of our animals tear into their Spring treats. Wild animals spend a large portion of their time searching for and consuming food. Here at the zoo, their diets are provided and easily accessible. Therefore, keepers use enrichment like the paper maché items, coconuts, treat bags, etc. to promote natural foraging behaviors.

    10:15 AM Raccoon - Spring treat hunt
    10:30 AM Pygmy Hippo - Egg ice treats
    11:00 AM Spider Monkey - Papier-mâché eggs
    11:30 AM Asian Elephant - Painted coconut eggs
    12:00 AM Cassowary – Papier-mâché eggs with yummy treats
    12:45 PM Sloth Bear – Papier-mâché eggs with bugs and treats
    1:15 PM Atlantic Forest Animals - Spring basket filled with goodies
    1:30 PM Tiger - Papier-mâché eggs with treats
    2:00 PM Saki Monkey – Papier-mâché eggs with treats 
    2:30 PM Gorilla - Spring treats
    3:00 PM Mongoose Lemur - Papier-mâché eggs with treats
    3:30 PM Warty pigs/red river hogs – Ice egg treats and papier-mâché eggs 
    4:00 PM Meerkats & Wacky Barn – Spring baskets with eggs filled with bugs and treats
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  • Egg Safari

    Apr 21st, 2019
    11:00am - 4:00pm
    Zoo Miami

    Kids ages 12 and under can enjoy continuous egg hunts, photos with the Easter Bunny, music, games, prizes AND see our Zoo animals receive their special holiday treats, too!
    Egg Safari entry is included with Zoo admission.
    Zoo members hunt early at 10 a.m. 

    Performances by Steve Gryb, The Pier Piper of Percussion at 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

             

    Animal Enrichment Schedule

    Watch as some of our animals tear into their Spring treats. Wild animals spend a large portion of their time searching for and consuming food. Here at the zoo, their diets are provided and easily accessible. Therefore, keepers use enrichment like the paper maché items, coconuts, treat bags, etc. to promote natural foraging behaviors.

    10:15 AM Raccoon - Spring treat hunt
    10:30 AM Pygmy Hippo - Egg ice treats
    11:00 AM Spider Monkey - Papier-mâché eggs
    11:30 AM Asian Elephant - Painted coconut eggs
    12:00 AM Cassowary – Papier-mâché eggs with yummy treats
    12:45 PM Sloth Bear – Papier-mâché eggs with bugs and treats
    1:15 PM Atlantic Forest Animals - Spring basket filled with goodies
    1:30 PM Tiger - Papier-mâché eggs with treats
    2:00 PM Saki Monkey – Papier-mâché eggs with treats 
    2:30 PM Gorilla - Spring treats
    3:00 PM Mongoose Lemur - Papier-mâché eggs with treats
    3:30 PM Warty pigs/red river hogs – Ice egg treats and papier-mâché eggs 
    4:00 PM Meerkats & Wacky Barn – Spring baskets with eggs filled with bugs and treats
    Sponsors:

                                                  

                                   

     

                                                       

                                                                   

                                     

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  • Party for the Planet

    Apr 27th, 2019
    10:00am - 3:00pm
    Zoo Miami

    Party for the Planet is Zoo Miami’s annual Earth Day celebration! We will have lots of fun conservation-themed activities for the entire family as well as fun enrichment for our animals!  These conservation-themed activities are included with Zoo admission.

    During Party for the Planet, guests can come free of charge if they donate a cell phone for our ECO-CELL recycling program. Free zoo entrance not valid for private events. Not only will each person donating a cellphone enter the zoo for free on these two days, but they will also help save gorillas! Cell phones include coltan, a mineral extracted in the deep forests of Congo in central Africa, home to the world's endangered lowland gorillas. Fueled by the worldwide cell phone boom, Congo's out-of-control coltan mining business has in recent years led to a dramatic reduction of animal habitat and the rampant slaughter of great apes for the illegal bush-meat trade. By turning in your cell phone, we can hopefully reduce the need for additional coltan … and help protect the gorillas.  

    In addition, Lyft has partnered with Miami-Dade County and Zoo Miami to provide $5 off Lyft Shared rides to and from the Party for the Planet at Zoo Miami on April 27 and 28th in honor of Earth Day. For every five Lyft riders who use the code EARTHDAY2019, Lyft will also donate the cost of a shade tree that will be distributed to Miami Dade County residents to grow Miami's tree canopy.  *Terms Apply

     

    Animal Enrichment Schedule

    Watch as some of our animals tear into their Earth Day treats. Enrichment items, activities and environments help to physically and mentally stimulate our Zoo animals. It allows animals to demonstrate their species-typical behavior, gives them opportunity to exercise control or choice over their environment and enhances their well-being. Enrichment is essential to animal welfare as proper nutrition and veterinary care.

    10:15 AM North American River Otter
    10:30 AM Tiger
    11:00 AM Orangutan
    11:30 AM Meerkats & Wacky Barn
    12:00 PM Cassowary
    12:45 PM Sloth Bear
    1:15 PM Chimpanzee
    1:30 PM Giraffe
    2:00 PM Saki Monkey
    2:30 PM African  Elephants 
    3:00 PM Howler/ Squirrel Monkey
    3:30 PM Warty pigs/red river hogs
    4:00 PM Black Bear

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  • HANDIMALS

    Apr 27th, 2019
    11:00am - 3:00pm
    Zoo Miami

    Internationally acclaimed artist, Guido Daniele, will be traveling from Italy to Miami to be featured at Zoo Miami’s “Party for the Planet” event on the weekend of April 27 and 28

    Guido is the creator of “Giving a Hand to Wildlife- the ‘Handimals’ Art of Guido Daniele,” a stunning portrayal of wildlife that he paints using the human hand as his canvas.  His artwork has been featured and admired around the world and has gone viral on a variety of social media platforms.  For the first time in any zoo in the Western Hemisphere, a beautiful exhibit of his artwork will be on display and he will be creating additional “Handimals” live at Zoo Miami!!  He will be painting a zebra, elephant, flamingo, cheetah, and crocodile using the hands of specially selected models over the two day period in front of zoo guests during normal operating hours in the zoo entry plaza.  The painting will begin at 11:00am each day.  Each painting takes between one and two hours using hypoallergenic non-toxic paint that washes away easily with soap and water.

    In addition to doing the live painting demonstrations, Guido will be signing the new book that is being unveiled and launched fresh from the publisher, Christy Ottaviano Books/Macmillan in New York, for the first time that weekend!  The book, titled, “Handimals – Animals in Art and Nature” is authored by Silvia Lopez and is a beautiful collection of Guido’s paintings accompanied by wonderful facts about the animals depicted.  Zoo Miami will be selling the books straight off the presses and Silvia and Guido will be signing them throughout the weekend!

    There will be several large reproductions of Guido’s “Handimals” that will be on display at Zoo Miami for three months following the Party for the Planet weekend that guests will be able to photograph themselves next to as a unique memory of their visit.

                 

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  • Party for the Planet

    Apr 28th, 2019
    10:00am - 3:00pm
    Zoo Miami

    Party for the Planet is Zoo Miami’s annual Earth Day celebration! We will have lots of fun conservation-themed activities for the entire family as well as fun enrichment for our animals!  These conservation-themed activities are included with Zoo admission.

    During Party for the Planet, guests can come free of charge if they donate a cell phone for our ECO-CELL recycling program. Free zoo entrance not valid for private events. Not only will each person donating a cellphone enter the zoo for free on these two days, but they will also help save gorillas! Cell phones include coltan, a mineral extracted in the deep forests of Congo in central Africa, home to the world's endangered lowland gorillas. Fueled by the worldwide cell phone boom, Congo's out-of-control coltan mining business has in recent years led to a dramatic reduction of animal habitat and the rampant slaughter of great apes for the illegal bush-meat trade. By turning in your cell phone, we can hopefully reduce the need for additional coltan … and help protect the gorillas.  

    In addition, Lyft has partnered with Miami-Dade County and Zoo Miami to provide $5 off Lyft Shared rides to and from the Party for the Planet at Zoo Miami on April 27 and 28th in honor of Earth Day. For every five Lyft riders who use the code EARTHDAY2019, Lyft will also donate the cost of a shade tree that will be distributed to Miami Dade County residents to grow Miami's tree canopy.  *Terms Apply

     

    Animal Enrichment Schedule

    Watch as some of our animals tear into their Earth Day treats. Enrichment items, activities and environments help to physically and mentally stimulate our Zoo animals. It allows animals to demonstrate their species-typical behavior, gives them opportunity to exercise control or choice over their environment and enhances their well-being. Enrichment is essential to animal welfare as proper nutrition and veterinary care.

    10:15 AM North American River Otter
    10:30 AM Tiger
    11:00 AM Orangutan
    11:30 AM Meerkats & Wacky Barn
    12:00 PM Cassowary
    12:45 PM Sloth Bear
    1:15 PM Chimpanzee
    1:30 PM Giraffe
    2:00 PM Saki Monkey
    2:30 PM African  Elephants 
    3:00 PM Howler/ Squirrel Monkey
    3:30 PM Warty pigs/red river hogs
    4:00 PM Black Bear

    Sponsored by:

                            

                                                   

                                                                  

                                                              

                                                              

                                                               

                           

                                      

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  • HANDIMALS

    Apr 28th, 2019
    11:00am - 3:00pm
    Zoo Miami

    Internationally acclaimed artist, Guido Daniele, will be traveling from Italy to Miami to be featured at Zoo Miami’s “Party for the Planet” event on the weekend of April 27 and 28

    Guido is the creator of “Giving a Hand to Wildlife- the ‘Handimals’ Art of Guido Daniele,” a stunning portrayal of wildlife that he paints using the human hand as his canvas.  His artwork has been featured and admired around the world and has gone viral on a variety of social media platforms.  For the first time in any zoo in the Western Hemisphere, a beautiful exhibit of his artwork will be on display and he will be creating additional “Handimals” live at Zoo Miami!!  He will be painting a zebra, elephant, flamingo, cheetah, and crocodile using the hands of specially selected models over the two day period in front of zoo guests during normal operating hours in the zoo entry plaza.  The painting will begin at 11:00am each day.  Each painting takes between one and two hours using hypoallergenic non-toxic paint that washes away easily with soap and water.

    In addition to doing the live painting demonstrations, Guido will be signing the new book that is being unveiled and launched fresh from the publisher, Christy Ottaviano Books/Macmillan in New York, for the first time that weekend!  The book, titled, “Handimals – Animals in Art and Nature” is authored by Silvia Lopez and is a beautiful collection of Guido’s paintings accompanied by wonderful facts about the animals depicted.  Zoo Miami will be selling the books straight off the presses and Silvia and Guido will be signing them throughout the weekend!

    There will be several large reproductions of Guido’s “Handimals” that will be on display at Zoo Miami for three months following the Party for the Planet weekend that guests will be able to photograph themselves next to as a unique memory of their visit.

                 

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  • Saving Africa's Giraffes - A Tall Order!

    May 10th, 2019
    7:30pm - 8:30pm
    Florida Room

    Giraffe are everywhere in Africa, right? These gentle giants are probably one of the most loved animals around the world and their images are widely used in artwork, children’s clothing and more. But did you know that giraffes are already extinct in at least seven African countries and that there are less than 100,000 giraffe remaining in all of Africa?

    The Giraffe Conservation Foundation is at the forefront of saving giraffe’s in the wild.  Join us as the Co-Directors and Co-Founders, Stephanie and Julian Fennessy, share their stories of working to save these creatures from a silent extinction.

     

     

     

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  • Brew at the Zoo

    May 11th, 2019
    7:00pm - 11:00pm
    Zoo Miami

    Miami's largest beer festival, Brew at the Zoo, returns to Zoo Miami on Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 7pm-11pm!  It's a beer lovers dream with samples from over 100 of your favorite local, international and craft beers!

    Musical performance by Locos Por Juana, two time Grammy nominated bilingual American band most notably recognized by their energetic live performance and their unique fusion.


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  • Camels & Cocktails

    May 18th, 2019
    6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Zoo Miami
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