Naples Zoo Blog - June 2019

Naples Zoo Blog

Zookeepers Visit Africa to Participate Hands-on in Giraffe Conservation

By Kelsey Burr, naples zoo marketing associate Naples Zoo is proud to be a VIP partner of the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF), the only non-governmental organization in the world that concentrates solely on the conservation and management of giraffe in the wild throughout Africa. Naples Zoo also funds the salary of Dr. Sara Ferguson, GCF’s wildlife veterinarian in Uganda. Two of our Hoofstock Keepers, Nicole and Rachael, recently traveled to Uganda to participate hands-on in ... Read More
at Friday, June 21, 2019

A Love of Palm Trees

By Darryl Windham, Horticulture Manager   Nothing adds a tropical ambiance to gardens quite like palm trees.  Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is uniquely situated in a part of Florida that can grow a wide variety of palms beyond the twelve species native to the state.  There are 2,600 species of palms known to science.  They occur on every continent, with the exception of Antarctica, and inhabit a wide variety of ecosystems.  Some interesting facts about palms is th... Read More
at Monday, June 17, 2019

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