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A man holds an orchid and describes its care to a group of people.

Growing a New Native Orchid Program

Our Zoo is participating in an orchid conservation program, the Million Orchid Project! Look up in the trees in our Caribbean Trail, Wild Florida loop and Rainforest Revealed loop to see native Florida orchids!

Volunteers of the Year 2021 Mark Tomassone and Marjie Wolfe

Celebrating Our 2021 Volunteers of the Year

Congratulations are in order for our two 2021 Volunteers of the Year, Mark Tomassone and Marjie Wolfe!

Meet Our 2020 Volunteer of the Year

This volunteer’s fingerprints are all over the Zoo.

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Volunteers: Helping the Zoo From Home

Six volunteers are putting their crafting skills to work, helping to keep Zoo staff safe while on the job.

Meet Our 2019 Volunteer of the Year!

We’re celebrating Sandy Meierer, a Zoo volunteer who went above and beyond in 2019!


Angela the PVC Queen: A Superhero for Sea Turtles

Volunteer Angela Shaw harnesses the power of PVC to get sea turtles back on their flippers.

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Volunteers by the Numbers

We wouldn’t be the Zoo we are today without our wonderful volunteers!


Meet Our 2018 Volunteer of the Year!

Congratulations are in order for Donna Weissman, our 2018 Volunteer of the Year!