21 Jun 2019

Standing Tall for Conservation

Giraffe certainly stand out in the animal kingdom and have become a beloved species around the globe. There are plenty of reasons to love giraffe, but many don’t realize the plight they…

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29 May 2019

Choo Choo to the Zoo Returns for Summer!

  This summer, ride SunRail to the Sanford Station and catch a free ride on Choo Choo to the Zoo, a shuttle that will take you to the Central Florida Zoo &…

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10 May 2019

How One Young “Keeper” Inspired Us All

The Zoo proudly offers a variety of private experiences, from animal encounters to working with our animal care team. One of our programs is the Family Zookeeper Experience, a parent and child…

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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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