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41 Indigo Snakes released in ongoing effort to return America’s longest snake to North Florida


TALLAHASSEE, FL (April 30, 2024) – Today, for the eighth consecutive year, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Florida, the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens’ Orianne Center for Indigo Conservation (OCIC) and partners… Read More

6 things for adults to do at the Central Florida Zoo


At the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, having something for everyone is not just a marketing tagline. It’s part of our mission! Throughout the year, we offer events for kids and… Read More

Cheers! Celebrate Brews Around the Zoo at Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens


SANFORD, Fla. (March 1, 2024) — Get ready to raise your glass! Sip and stroll around the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens during the wildly popular beer tasting event, Brews Around… Read More

Central Florida Zoo announces new sponsor for bald eagle habitat


ORLANDO, FL (March 26, 2024) – The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is proud to welcome FAIRWINDS Credit Union as the new sponsor of the bald eagle habitat. Commissioner Andria Herr, Patty Rawlings representing… Read More

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, Florida Power & Light Company team up to create mobile habitats for education animals


Hammers, hard hats and habitats! The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens recently teamed up with Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) for a volunteer project to enhance the Zoo’s animal ambassador… Read More

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, Wekiva Island celebrate otter habitat sponsorship with ceremony, painting by Molly


If you are a frequent visitor to the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, you might have noticed some special signs at certain habitats around the Zoo. These markers share businesses and… Read More

A Zoo love story: From first date to ‘I Do’ at the Central Florida Zoo


From magical encounters with animals like giraffes and rhinos to hidden spots in botanical gardens, you can find a lot at the Central Florida Zoo. You might even find love. That’s how… Read More

Things to do at the Central Florida Zoo in 2024


Central Florida is a magical place, home to many wonderful theme parks and attractions. From the thills of coasters to the exploration of hidden gems, there are so many things to do… Read More

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens and Its Orianne Center for Indigo Conservation to host third annual Indigo Bluegrass BBQ 


ORLANDO, Fla. (January 15, 2024) — The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens always aims to ignite a passion in guests so they will act on behalf of wildlife—but on February 10,… Read More

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens thanks sponsors of Asian Lantern Festival: Into the Wild


SANFORD, Fla. (Nov. 30, 2023) — People are already buzzing about this year’s Asian Lantern Festival: Into the Wild, presented by Publix, at the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens. The event, which… Read More
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