Get to know the Maryland Zoo

Engaging People with the Wonder of the Living World

The Zoo’s mission is to inspire and educate people to join with it in the active support and conservation of wildlife and wild places. The Zoo is committed to serving its communities by engaging people with the wonder of the living world through personal encounters that foster lifelong harmonious relationships with nature.

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ZOO HISTORY: In 1876, the Zoo was founded by the state for the “recreation and education of the people”. The original collection consisted of a herd of 52 deer and a flock of purebred Southdown sheep. Three years later, four camels and two sea lions were donated to the Zoo. #ThrowbackThursday #tbt #zoo #marylandzoo #baltimorezoo #history #baltimorehistory #baltimore #charmcity #bmore #deer #throwback #marylandhistory

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