07 Apr 2019

Volunteers—Some of our Biggest Advocates

“There’s nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer.” —Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolitte.   If you’ve ever visited the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, you’ve encountered one of our volunteers. This…

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07 Mar 2019

West Seminole Boulevard Road Closures

Beginning Monday, March 11, 2019, West Seminole Boulevard will be closed east of the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens’ entrance as part of Sanford’s RiverWalk seawall project. The Zoo, along with…

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02 Mar 2019

The Importance of Water

World Wildlife Day is celebrated annually by individuals and organizations across the globe.  This year’s official theme is “Life below water: for people and planet,” emphasizing our important role in protecting that…

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25 Jan 2019

Severe Weather Impacts the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

On Thursday morning, January 24, 2019, severe weather caused damage to trees and property at the Zoo. All animals and staff are safe. What is believed to have been a tornado moved…

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14 Jan 2019

Round Up for Conservation 2019

Let’s Make An Impact 2019 is a new year and we can feel great things in store! Your support makes the Zoo a better place, and together, we can make a difference…

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  • Saving Animals From Extinction
  • Culture Builds Florida
  • Florida Association of Zoos and Aquariums