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Kirby and Zippy in their nest box

Meet the Animals: Kirby and Zippy

The saying goes that birds of a feather flock together, and this rings true for two of our closest animal residents, Kirby the yellow-headed amazon and Zippy the blue-crowned parakeet.

A giant otter swimming

Meet the Animals: Felix and Ophelia the Giant Otters

 Since 2019, we have been otter-ly amazed by our two giant otters, Felix and Ophelia.  

a masked lapwing portrait

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.  

Meet the Animals: West African Black Crowned Cranes

Goose and Royal the West African black crowned cranes have been a Zoo couple for about two years, and they have quickly become a favorite among keepers. Learn all about this pair’s day-to-day life.

An alligator snapping turtle

Meet the Animal: Capone the Alligator Snapping Turtle

We have many very spe-shell reptile residents who call our Zoo home, but few have been around as long as Capone. Capone, who has been a member of the Zoo for about 15 years, is our 57-year-old alligator snapping turtle whose habitat is tucked to the side near our alligators and crested caracara in the Wild Florida loop.

A white-tailed deer and fallow deer sniffing one another.

Meet the Animals: White-Tailed and Fallow Deer

Deerly beloved, we are gathered virtually here today to talk about one of the most underrated trios in the Zoo: our lovely white-tailed and fallow deer ladies.

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