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What’s new at the Zoo? Find out here! Click on the tags to learn more about your favorite animals and topics.

Come Meet Sheldon in Lands of Change!

Komodo dragon Sheldon has moved into a new habitat! You can visit him now in Lands of Change: Australia and Beyond.

Bat Appreciation Month Is in Full Swing

This month, we’re celebrating bats with some fun facts about these mysterious creatures of the night.

Meet the Patients: Rhode Island

Meet the Patients: Culvert

Meet the Patients: Czech

Meet the Patients: Goulash

Welcome to Our Crash, Frankie!

There’s a new man in town! You can see Frankie, our newest white rhino, in Expedition Africa in the upcoming weeks.

What’s in Your Candy?: The Palm Oil Crisis

Palm oil is a common household ingredient that threatens the habitats of animals like babirusas, orangutans and tigers.



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