Recycling for Chimps

Recycling for Primate Conservation One of the biggest threats to chimpanzees and other great apes is the mining of columbite tantalite or “coltan,” an important mineral utilized by many electronic devices such as cell phones. Coltan is primarily mined in … Continued

Maryland Zoo Celebrates 33rd Annual ZooBooo!

ZooBOOO! to feature trick-or-treating, costume contests, Halloween themed animal enrichment It’s a Baltimore Halloween Tradition! On October 28, 29, and 30, The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore will once again host ZooBOOO! The event takes place from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm … Continued

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Off Exhibit: Inside Animal Operations

EPISODE #24 – INSIDE ANIMAL OPERATIONS With more than 130 acres of land, 80+ buildings, and hundreds of animals there are bound to be some wild logistical challenges. Enter Cristina Lauri, the Maryland Zoo’s Animal Operations Manager.  What exactly does the operation … Continued

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore Recognized for Top Honors in Exhibit Design for Penguin Coast

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) announced that The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore has received Top Honors in the AZA 2016 Award for Exhibit Design for annual operating budgets over $5 million category for its Penguin Coast exhibit “As … Continued

Off Exhibit: Working With Elephants

EPISODE #23 – WORKING WITH ELEPHANTS They’re the largest animals at the Zoo and deservedly get an equally large amount of care and training.  Elephants are complex mammals with complex needs and the challenge of working with them is one that … Continued

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