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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 13th and cubs two and three were born the next morning on May 14th 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 breeding ... Read More
at Thursday, May 23, 2019

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 7th. Starting Wednesday, May 8th, they will be featured in the Seated Safari Show daily at 2:30 pm. To add to the excite... Read More
at Tuesday, May 7, 2019

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 22nd 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 Napl... Read More
at Friday, March 1, 2019

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 23rd. 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 it... Read More
at Tuesday, January 29, 2019

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 invit... Read More
at Monday, October 22, 2018

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 ensu... Read More
at Friday, May 11, 2018

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 Irma... Read More
at Thursday, May 3, 2018

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

Naples Zoo Welcomes Florida Panther Kitten

Naples, FL – Ever since being blinded by a shotgun blast to the face and surviving for weeks until his dramatic rescue, Uno the Florida panther has become one of the best-known and beloved panthers in the state. Although panthers are solitary animals, the hope for Uno was that he would one day have a female to share his Naples Zoo home with. A panther kitten left behind by its mother in Big Cypress National Preserve last summer might just be that future companion for Uno. Named Athena,... Read More
at Thursday, January 4, 2018

Welcome Back Weekend at Naples Zoo: October 14th and 15th, 2017

October 14 & 15, 2017: Free Weekend for Collier Residents - $5 Admission for All Florida Residents - Naples, FL – With significant progress made on tree care and repairs, Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens has assessed the remaining efforts and set a re-opening date of Saturday, October 14, 2017. To welcome the community  back into the zoo and historic gardens, Collier County residents will be free and all other Florida residents will be just $5 each for adults and children all w... Read More
Posted by Courtney Jolly at Monday, September 25, 2017
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