Naples Zoo Blog

Category: conservation

Meet Eko, Naples Zoo's Newest Resident

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... Read More
at Thursday, February 27, 2020
Share |

Helping Panamanian Golden Frog Conservation

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. ... Read More
at Monday, February 24, 2020
Share |

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
Share |

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
Share |