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Naples Zoo Phase One Reopening - Opened by Timed Online Ticket Only

Naples Zoo is excited to announce Phase One Reopening Plans offering timed online tickets to the general public starting Friday, May 22 nd , with new hours of operation from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm . The Zoo experience will be modified to fully provide for the safety of guests, Zoo staff and the animal collection and comply with all federal, state and local requirements and recommendations for strict social distancing. The experience will be different, but it is still the same nationally... Read More
at Monday, May 18, 2020
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Naples Zoo Announces First Birth of 2020: Critically Endangered Slender-Horned Gazelle

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... Read More
at Friday, January 24, 2020
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Naples Zoo Announces Final Birth of 2019: The Zoo's Biggest Baby Boom Year Ever

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,... Read More
at Thursday, January 9, 2020
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Naples Zoo Holds Ribbon Cutting for the Glass Animal Hospital and Smith Animal Commissary

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... Read More
at Tuesday, November 12, 2019
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Lion Cubs Debut at Naples Zoo

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. The cubs... Read More
at Monday, July 29, 2019
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Critically Endangered Red-Ruffed Lemurs Born at Naples Zoo

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... Read More
at Monday, July 1, 2019
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Lion Cubs Born at Naples Zoo

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... Read More
at Thursday, May 23, 2019
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Endangered Clouded Leopard Kittens Make Their Debut

Naples Zoo is excited to announce that guests can now meet Jean and Janet, the endangered clouded leopard kittens. The ten-week-old kittens will make their grand debut to the public on Tuesday, May 7th. The exhibit will open to the public at 10:00 am on Tuesday, May 7th. Jean and Janet will be on exhibit daily from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Lagoon Loop starting Tuesday, May 7 th . Starting Wednesday, May 8 th , they will be featured in the Seated Safari Show daily at 2:30 pm. To add to... Read More
at Tuesday, May 7, 2019
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Naples Zoo Announces Birth of Endangered Clouded Leopard Kittens

Naples Zoo is celebrating the birth of two endangered clouded leopard kittens.  First time mother, three-year-old clouded leopard, Tika, gave birth to kitten one at 7:49 am Friday, February 22 nd and then kitten two at 8:32 am. The kittens are both female, kitten one weighed 262 grams and kitten two weighed 244 grams. Clouded leopard kittens are born with their eyes and ears closed. They typically open within 10 to 14 days. The kittens are being bottle-fed and will be hand-reared by... Read More
at Friday, March 1, 2019
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Naples Zoo Announces Birth of Critically Endangered Eastern Bongo

Naples Zoo is celebrating the birth of a critically endangered Eastern bongo calf. First time mother, three-year-old bongo, Amara, gave birth to a male calf at 2:25 am Wednesday, January 23 rd . The calf weighs approximately 40 pounds and stands approximately 2 feet tall. The calf received a neonatal exam from the zoo's staff veterinarian, Dr. Lizzy Arnett-Chinn, shortly after birth and was found to be healthy and thriving. Once the calf is following its mother, it will be introduced to... Read More
at Tuesday, January 29, 2019
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