We’re so excited–by the end of October you’ll be able to watch the Zoo’s elephants LIVE on exhibit from a link on our website! This screen shot is a sample of what’s coming soon….
The Zoo welcomes a baby tamandua (lesser anteater) named “Quito,” born on August 30th, 2012. Tamandua are not on exhibit at the Zoo, but his parents occasionally come out for scheduled presentations. Check the event board in the front plaza when you arrive for your visit! Animal Care Supervisor Leslie puts “Quito” the tamandua baby… read more
Reid Park Zoo announces the birth of an endangered Grevy’s zebra on August 31! Female zebra “Amira” gave birth to a healthy foal on exhibit late that afternoon.
Zoo Keepers have determined that the flamingo chick, born on 8/22, is definitively male. Zoo docent Fred Hood took this photo of the chick receiving “crop milk” from one of his parents. Both mom and dad will produce this nourishing milk for the baby until he fully develops the ability to filter his own food.
We are very sad to announce that “Snow,” the Zoo’s 17 year-old polar bear, has passed away on Monday, September 3rd. She was discovered first thing in the morning by her Zoo Keeper. She was in her normal sleeping position and location, with no signs of trauma. The Zoo’s veterinarian indicated that although she had… read more