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Meet the Animals: Masked Lapwings

Meet our four masked lapwings! It may be a bit tricky to catch a glimpse of these ground-dwelling birds, but these birds will let you know they’re nearby with their high-pitched vocalizations, especially during breeding season.  

Loggerhead sea turtle Bubba receives an exam.

Meet 375-pound Loggerhead Bubba!

Meet one of the largest loggerheads our Sea Turtle Healing Center has ever treated: Bubba! He is a healthy 375 pounds.

Welcoming White-Nosed Coati Babies

Our Zoo is home to the first white-nosed coati births in about 7 years in a North American facility accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

Two Florida grasshopper sparrow chicks in a nest

Welcoming Our First Florida Grasshopper Sparrow Chicks of the Season

We’re delighted to share that our Florida grasshopper sparrow season has gotten off on a flying start: the first chicks of the year have been born!

Two older adults stand holding a plaque together.

Celebrating Our 2023 Volunteers of the Year

Congratulations to Kathy Woods and Morris Susaneck for winning this year’s Volunteer of the Year award! Read on to learn all about these two, and why they’ve chosen to devote their time to serving their Zoo.  

Meet Our New Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel Turner

We are incredibly proud to announce that we have a new staff veterinarian working with us: Dr. Rachel Turner! Get to know this new Zoo team member and her insights on what it’s like to care for our Zoo residents so far.

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