Category: naples zoo
Monday, June 22, 2020
By Danielle L. Green, Director of Gardens & Grounds
Zoo horticulture is a unique blend of specialties that work with plants but often include skills in arboriculture. A “zoo arborist” shares many skills and tree care goals with municipal arborist but perform under a unique set of circumstances not often encountered in a municipal setting.
The life of a tree in the zoo environment can be tough. Thankfully, many tools and techniques exist that can improve...
at Monday, June 22, 2020
Monday, February 3, 2020
By Kelsey Burr, Digital Marketing Manager
If you’ve visited Naples Zoo lately, you may have noticed two new adorable faces in the bongo and gazelle yards. A male Eastern bongo calf was born December 30, 2019 to parents Amara and Sebastian, and a male slender-horned gazelle was born January 22, 2020 to parents Clyde and Clover.
The gazelle calf is named Colby-Jack, a special name for a few reasons. First, since his parents are named Clyde and Clover, his keepers wanted a...
at Monday, February 3, 2020
Friday, November 15, 2019
by Kelsey Burr, Naples Zoo Digital Marketing Manager
When guests visit Naples Zoo, they often beeline to ride the Primate Expedition Cruise, feed the giraffes, or visit our lion pride that includes three adorable lion cubs; but there are some animals that may get missed along the way, those who aren’t as easy to spot or as well-known. We’ve narrowed down five to highlight:
1. Red-rumped agoutis
Sharing the habitat with our giant anteater are two adorable...
at Friday, November 15, 2019
Monday, June 17, 2019
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...
at Monday, June 17, 2019
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...
at Wednesday, July 5, 2017