UPCOMING EVENTS - February 18, 2019
Adventure Quest campers will take to the trees as they journey through the Seminole Aerial Adventure course experiencing life on the wild side! The fun will continue into the Zoo as…
UPCOMING EVENTS - February 20, 2019
Hocus pocus and spells abound as we search for unusual wildlife and work our magic to help save the planet. Homeschool families can experience a wide variety of interactive programs at the…
UPCOMING EVENTS - February 21, 2019
What’s so funny you might ask? Find out at Zoolarious: A Night of Comedy at the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens. This event will directly support the Zoo’s animal wellness,…
UPCOMING EVENTS - March 9, 2019
Kids and canvases! It’s art gone WILD at the Zoo!
UPCOMING EVENTS - March 13, 2019
Listen to stories and meet an Animal Ambassador up-close during this exciting FREE program!
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