What is that orange dangly thing on top of our vulture’s beak? Many bird species have fleshy growths hanging from their head or neck called caruncles. King vultures have a unique caruncle attached… more ›
Look how much the meerkat pups have grown! Meerkats need to grow quickly to keep up with their energetic mobs, and the pups are now nearing adult size and have plenty of that… more ›
Today is World Lion Day! This holiday is important for highlighting lions’ conservation challenges and the need to Protect the Pride. Wild lion populations have decreased by 90% in the past century from… more ›
While uncertain times can be frightening, it can also be an opportunity to slow down, explore new creative outlets, and connect with nature. Children often connect with nature through play, so providing crafts… more ›
Check out the new chick! Our pair of Bruce’s Green Pigeons recently hatched their new egg in our Flight Connection Aviary. The chick happened to hatch on the same day that its sibling… more ›
Bella the jaguar recently spent some time enjoying weeble-wobbling enrichment in her habitat! Enriching an animal’s habitat comes in many forms, from scents to investigate to food puzzles to solve and objects to… more ›
Elephants follow a matriarchal society, which means a dominant female is the leader of the herd. Matriarchs in the wild lead the herd to water sources and food. Semba is matriarch at Reid… more ›
Kanecky the sulfur-crested cockatoo enjoys visiting one of the aviaries and shredding vegetation like this bamboo!
Why do ringed-tail lemurs have their striking tail markings? When out foraging these lemurs will hold their tails high in the air where the bright pattern is easily seen. This helps keep the… more ›
Monsoons mean mud, and mud means fun! Enjoy this video of baby Penzi and her sister Nandi enjoying fresh mud after a rainy storm.