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26 Oct 2018

Here for a While, Crocodile!

A new face is always exciting at the Zoo but we’re especially proud to be part of the much larger, global conservation efforts. Through a partnership with the Crocodilian Conservation Center of…

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05 Oct 2018

Awarded 2018 Volunteer Engagement Award for Innovation!

The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens received the 2018 Volunteer Engagement Award for Innovation in its volunteer program at the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ annual conference during the last week…

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04 Oct 2018

We’ve Spotted a Star

If you haven’t heard, we’ve got a new king of the Zoo (at least he thinks so). We’re excited to finally reveal the refurbished and expanded habitat—now home to Temur, an Amur…

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03 Oct 2018

Zoo Boo Bash is Brewing!

Ghosts, goblins and ghouls ready to spook their way through Sanford should stop by for our annual Halloween event—Zoo Boo Bash presented by Orlando Health! “We’re excited to bring this wildly popular…

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29 Sep 2018

Remembering Emba’s Tall Legacy

We’re deeply saddened to announce the loss of our resident male Baringo, commonly known as Rothschild, giraffe, Emba. He was born October 23, 1995 at the Oklahoma City Zoo and resided at…

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