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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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26 Sep 2018

Volunteers from BNY Mellon’s Pershing work to upgrade habitats

Support for the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens through volunteer opportunities extends to local businesses and organizations looking to give back to the community. One example is the global financial business…

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