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26 Jan 2023

Top Sanford Zoo events for 2023

With 2023 just kicking off, you might be looking over your calendar and getting excited about all the fun to come. We know everyone at our Sanford zoo is doing just that!… Read More
12 Jan 2023

Orianne Center for Indigo Conservation to host second Indigo Bluegrass BBQ

EUSTIS, Fla. (January 12, 2023) — Good barbecue. Good music. A good cause. Does it get better? The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens’ Orianne Center for Indigo Conservation (OCIC) is bringing… Read More
21 Dec 2022

A dentist for a bear? How specialists helped our Florida black bear, Guignard

What does a nearly 400-pound black bear do when he breaks a tooth? Typically, if you’re a bear in the woods gnawing on a snack and you break a tooth—you have no… Read More
14 Dec 2022

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens receives grant from Central Florida Foundation for Hurricane Ian relief

SANFORD, Fla. (December 14, 2022) — After a month-long closure due to Hurricane Ian, the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens reopened to welcome guests on October 26. But while the Zoo… Read More
06 Dec 2022

Orlando holiday events and activities

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and you can find festive fun all over Central Florida. As a community mainstay, we at the Zoo love to see how the Orlando… Read More
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