UPCOMING EVENTS - March 23, 2019
Experience the sights and sounds of the Zoo at night during this exciting guided tour!
UPCOMING EVENTS - March 26, 2019
A truly wild paint night at the Central Florida Zoo!
UPCOMING EVENTS - March 27, 2019
So, you want to be a Zoo Keeper? Join us to discover what it takes to care for animal s at the zoo. Whatever the weather, Zoo Keepers are on duty and…
UPCOMING EVENTS - March 30, 2019
Designed for homeowners to police officers, the Zoo’s Reptile Department is offering this program to help people properly identify venomous and non-venomous snakes.
UPCOMING EVENTS - April 6, 2019
We’re welcoming everyone to bring a plant for our third annual plant swap! The Zoo’s horticulture experts will be available throughout the day, along with experts from Orlando Permaculture. This event…
Making learning a hands-on, wildly fun experience.
With education programs for all ages, the Central Florida Zoo makes growing your knowledge of local, endangered and exotic species feel like an adventure you will never want to end. From up-close animal encounters and Zoo Camps to overnight adventures to see the Zoo’s wild residents after dark, you’re sure to find the perfect program for you, your kids or your class.View Programs
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Happy Singles Awareness Day! We're happy to be home to plenty of bachelors and bachelorettes. Here are a few of our favorite bachelors. Some of these animals will always live the single-life, but some of them are just waiting for that special someone—and we're in charge of being their matchmakers! As part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, we participate in several Species Survival Programs—a breeding program organized to look at genetics of each individual animal living in an AZA accredited facility. Participating animals will be matched by AZA specialists with a potential mate and, if they like each other, they may have babies to help continue a healthy population of threatened and endangered species. #CentralFloridaZoo #LoveFL #Sanford #WeAreAZA #valentines #bachelor
When wreathed hornbills mate, the female will encapsulate herself and her nest inside a hollow tree sealed by a wall of mud for protection. Her mate, like this handsome fella, will feed her and their chicks for as long as eight months! #CentralFloridaZoo #Sanford #LoveFL #WeAreAZA #hornbill #bestdadever