Friday, September 4, 2020
By Kirsti Mahon, Naples Zoo Show Keeper
Though my animal training career began almost 10 years ago working with dolphins, my heart landed working with land mammals and birds. Never did I imagine that one of my favorites would be vultures. Our resident black vulture, Omen, has not only taught me so much in regard to training, but he has also inspired me to be an advocate for vultures all over the world.
Unfortunately, due to negative media and a deep misunderstanding, vultures get a...
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Thursday, February 27, 2020
By Kelsey Burr, Naples Zoo Digital Marketing Manager
A new resident recently moved into Naples Zoo. Guests can now see Eko (pronounced Echo), a Malayan tiger who came to us from the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle.
Malayan tigers are critically endangered, with less than 200 mature individuals in the wild according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The tigers are native to the forests and mangrove swamps in Malaysia and face threats such as habitat loss, poaching for their...
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Monday, February 24, 2020
By Vittoria Vaturi, Naples Zoo Reptile Keeper
Growing up, my love for nature and wildlife started with amphibians. I have early memories of being in my backyard watching frogs jumping into a pond and living their natural lives. It was at that moment I knew I wanted a career with wildlife. I made that dream a reality when I became a reptile keeper here at Naples Zoo. My dreams came true again this year when I traveled to El Valle, Panama to help with Project Golden Frog.
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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.
Families who want a unique behind-the-scenes experience...
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Wednesday, July 5, 2017
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...
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