Naples Zoo Blog

Connecting Students to Nature: A Partnership between Naples Zoo and Collier County Public Schools

By Kelsey Burr, Naples Zoo Marketing Associate. Edited by Stacy Graison, Director of Education. Education is at the heart of Naples Zoo’s mission. We want to inspire visitors to respect, value, and help conserve wildlife and our natural world. The best way to fulfill that mission is to connect children to nature at a young age, and foster that connection throughout their lifetime. One way we do that is through a unique partnership with Collier County Public Schools (CCPS). There... Read More
at Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Finding Good News for Nature

By Tim L. Tetzlaff, Naples Zoo Director of Conservation   During the winter months, Naples Zoo hosts an evening Conservation Lecture Series where you can meet some of the most extraordinary people dedicating their lives to saving nature. Of course, we do this to inform on current challenges, but more importantly, we need to share the hope that things really do change when people stand together. It’s both inspiring and also gives guests a personal chance to get behind a person... Read More
at Thursday, April 5, 2018

Naples Zoo: The Learning Never Stops

By Kelsey Burr, Marketing Associate   You’re never too old to stop learning. At Naples Zoo, we strive to make that a reality, by offering educational programs for all ages. Our mission statement is to inspire people of all ages to respect, value and help conserve wildlife and our natural world.  By providing a variety of programs and experiences for guests, we hope to do just that.  Wild Encounters Families who want a unique behind-the-scenes experience... Read More
at Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Your Sweet Tooth's Connection to Asia's Long-Toothed Cat

By Tim Tetzlaff, Director of Conservation   Clouded leopards have the distinction of having the longest canines for their body size of any cat - about the same length as felines many times their size. But these toothy wonders pose no threat to people. On the other hand, our taste in sweets – along with about half our packaged goods – pose a threat to these elegant cats. Luckily, there’s an app for that. The Cats in Question Clouded leopards live in the... Read More
at Thursday, July 13, 2017

South America's Rare Giants Continue to Surprise

By Tim Tetzlaff, Director of Conservation Like innocents arriving through a portal from the Pleistocene past, South America’s giant armadillos and giant anteaters naively wander a gauntlet of modern dangers. To give voice to these quiet creatures, a team of conservationists led by Dr. Arnaud Desbiez and supported by zoos continues to raise awareness as they answer foundational questions that just may let these creatures survive in the today’s Anthropocene age. Their... Read More
at Wednesday, July 5, 2017

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