Behind the Scenes

Welcome to Behind the Scenes

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

In the Commissary: Animal Wellness Through Nutrition

Have you ever wondered who prepares the meals for our residents? Learn what it takes to feed over 900 animals throughout the Zoo!

World Oceans Day: Celebrate the Sea

There’s something majestic about the deep blue sea. This World Oceans Day, commit to a simple change and make a difference.

Sheldon’s Checkup

There’s a new Komodo dragon at the Zoo! Ten-year-old Sheldon recently underwent an exam and passed with flying colors.

Just Another Day in Parrot-dise

Parrots are perhaps the world’s most recognized and beloved birds. From cockatiels to conures, you’ll find roughly 400 parrot species across five continents.

Our Summer Reading Recommendations

Help your little ones keep their reading skills sharp over the break with these riveting animal-themed books.

What in the World is a Catio?

Here’s how to give your feline friend the experience of being outdoors while keeping wildlife safe.

Remembering Colonel

We are heartbroken by the loss of Colonel, our 35-year-old female blue-and-yellow macaw. Read what the keepers have to say about this extraordinary bird.

Zoo Tattoos: Sarah

Sarah brings her love for the ocean wherever she goes.



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