Tuesday, April 6, 2021
An unknown neurological disorder is causing panthers and bobcats to have severe difficulty walking – a threat to their very survival. State and Federal agencies are conducting extensive research including placing remote trail cameras to detect potential cases to move toward a solution. Recently, seven cameras in that study were stolen from Big Cypress National Preserve. Beyond the theft itself, the data from those cameras is forever lost.
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Friday, January 22, 2021
Naples Zoo is celebrating the birth of a critically endangered Eastern bongo calf - our first baby of 2021. Five-year-old bongo, Amara, gave birth to a female calf at approximately 6:00 pm Sunday, January 17, 2021. The calf weighs 46 pounds and stands approximately 2 feet tall.
The calf received a neonatal exam from the Zoo's licensed veterinary technician and was found to be healthy and thriving. The full examination included taking the calf’s temperature, heart rate,...
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Wednesday, December 23, 2020
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Naples Zoo successfully released a rescued Florida panther back to the wild on Tuesday, December 22, 2020.
Click here to watch the release video!
Naples Zoo began a collaborative effort with the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the FWC to assist with Florida panther rescue efforts five years ago. Since the start of the...
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Friday, December 11, 2020
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Naples Zoo have partnered again on a rescue effort for an injured Florida panther. On December 9, 2020, around 4:00 pm, the FWC received a call about a Florida panther that had been hit by a vehicle and was still alive. The accident occurred on Oil Well Road, just west of the junction with State Road 29. FWC panther biologists responded to the call and safely transported the panther back to Naples Zoo’s Glass Animal Hospital for...
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Friday, January 24, 2020
Naples Zoo is celebrating the birth of a critically endangered slender- horned gazelle. First time mother, Clover, gave birth to a male calf at approximately 10:30 am on Wednesday, January 22 nd . The calf weighs approximately 3.5 pounds and stands a little over 1 foot tall. The calf was born on exhibit and is already available for public viewing.
This species is also part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan® (SSP). Naples Zoo participates in this...
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Thursday, January 9, 2020
Naples Zoo is celebrating the birth of a critically endangered Eastern bongo calf. Four-year-old bongo, Amara, gave birth to a male calf at 8:25 am Monday, December 30 th . The calf weighs approximately 48 pounds and stands approximately 2 feet tall.
Naples Zoo is proud to report that 2019 was the biggest baby boom the Zoo has ever had in its 50 year history at 15 live births. The births included two critically endangered mountain bongo calves, two endangered clouded leopard kittens,...
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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Naples Zoo is thrilled to announce the completion and ribbon cutting for the Glass Animal Hospital and Smith Animal Commissary on November 12, 2019. This important project was completely funded through the support of lead donors Tanya and Denny Glass, Vickie and David Smith and many other generous donors and supporters.
The new, 10,000 square-foot Glass Animal Hospital and Smith Animal Commissary includes:
- A full surgical suite
- hospitalization rooms
- necropsy examination...
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Monday, July 29, 2019
Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is excited to announce that the lion cubs will make their grand debut to the public on Wednesday, July 31 , 2019.
After a community supported naming contest, the cubs have been named Karoo, Ruaha, and Chobe, after three national parks in South Africa. The cubs are thriving and the introduction to their father, Masamba, went very well. Naples Zoo is excited to invite the community out to meet lion cubs for the first time in over 30 years.
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Monday, July 1, 2019
Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is celebrating the birth and debut of three critically endangered red-ruffed lemurs. The adorable brothers made their debut to the public Friday, June 28.
Naples Zoo’s newest residents were named by the people who spend the most time with them - their keepers. The first born is Chip, next is Jalapeno and then Pico, after their spicy personalities.
The red-ruffed lemurs were born on May 5th to 11-year-old mother Ruby. Ruby and her mate, 4-year-old...
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Thursday, May 23, 2019
Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is celebrating the birth of three African lion cubs. The first cub was born on May 13 th and cubs two and three were born the next morning on May 14 th to first time mother, 13-year-old Shani. This is the first time lion cubs have been born at Naples Zoo in over 30 years. Shani and her mate, 10-year-old Masamba, were specifically matched by the Association of Zoos and Aquarium’s Species Survival Plan® (SSP). The SSP is a cooperatively managed...
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