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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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Naples Zoo Presents "Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea"

On exhibit for the first time in Southwest Florida, Naples Zoo presents “ Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea ” from November 17, 2018 through April 21, 2019. Made entirely of plastic debris collected from beaches, the colorful and dramatic sculptures of marine animals represent the more than 315 billion pounds of plastic in oceans today and underscore the need for wildlife conservation. Naples Zoo will showcase eleven larger-than-life sculptures of marine life. Zoo guests are... Read More
at Monday, October 22, 2018
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Naples Zoo Breaking Ground on the Glass Animal Hospital

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is thrilled to break ground on the Glass Animal Hospital today (May 11, 2018). At present, Naples Zoo is the only Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited Zoo in Florida that does not have an animal hospital on-site. This important project has been completely funded through the support of generous donors including lead donors, Denny and Tanya Glass. Animal welfare is one of Naples Zoo’s highest priorities and the Glass Animal Hospital will... Read More
at Friday, May 11, 2018
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New to the Zoo: Mountain Bongos

Naples Zoo is excited to announce that our final exhibit to re-open after damage from Hurricane Irma is now complete. The Oasis exhibit had significant damage from the storm and Zoo staff has been diligently working to get the exhibit re-opened since September. The exhibit has been completely updated with all new fencing, new shade structures and a beautiful array of new plants and trees. Like the rest of the Southwest Florida community, Naples Zoo was greatly impacted by Hurricane... Read More
at Thursday, May 3, 2018
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New to the Zoo: Colobus Monkeys

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is welcoming three black and white colobus monkeys – a father and his boys! The new Naples Zoo residents hail from Mesker Park Zoo in Evansville, Indiana. The colobus monkeys will make their debut Saturday, January 20th. Guests can enjoy seeing them aboard the Primate Expedition Cruise. Nine-year-old Hasani weighs approximately 32 pounds and he is the father of Mally and Kito. Mally is the older brother at four-years-old and weighs in at 23 pounds. Kito... Read More
at Friday, January 19, 2018
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