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National Zoo Keeper Week Profile – Ellie Y.

It’s National Zoo Keeper Appreciation Week and we’re celebrating the amazing work our zookeepers do for wildlife every day. They are the dedicated keepers, teachers, and caretakers of the animals here at the zoo. They are also some of the most Passionate hardworking people you’ll meet. The Maryland Zoo is fortunate to have expert teams of animal ...

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Breakfast with the Animals

Breakfast At The Zoo It’s our most popular series of events throughout the year! This VIP experience lets guests get up close and personal with their favorite animals and the keepers who care for them. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind al fresco dining experience next to Zoo animals, special keeper chats, unlimited photo opportunities, and great takeaway gifts to ...

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Keeper Spotlight – Chelsea F.

What kind of animals do you work with or what area? Primates — chimpanzees, lemurs, Colobus monkeys. How long have you been working at the zoo? Approx. 1 ½ years What steps did you take in order to become an animal keeper? I volunteered at a wildlife refuge for several years, interned at the Philadelphia Zoo, conducted animal behavior research for ...

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Keeper Spotlight – Steve D.

Happy Keeper Appreciation Week! Today we have the spotlight pointed at Steve, from the Animal Embassy, who works with animals that travel outside of the Zoo’s grounds for educational purposes. Read his story below, and learn how passionate keepers are. What kind of animals do you work with or what area? I work with a variety of animals in the ...

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Maryland Zoo Prepares to Vaccinate Animals Against Covid-19

BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore will begin vaccinating specific species that have been proven to be susceptible to COVID-19 within the next few months. “We expect to receive the vaccine in the fall from the animal health company Zoetis, which has developed a vaccine specifically for animals,” said Dr. Ellen Bronson, senior director of ...

Breakfast with the Chimps: Halloween

Join us for this special Halloween edition of our famous breakfast series! Guests will enjoy a breakfast buffet inside Chimpanzee Forest while the chimp troop receives some fun Halloween enrichment treats. After breakfast, guests will be treated to a special keeper chat. Don’t forget to bring your camera to this unique dining ...

National Zookeeper Week Profile – Kristen N.

They’re some of the most hardworking, dedicated and passionate people you’ll meet. It’s National Zookeeper Appreciation Week and we’re celebrating the amazing work our zookeepers do for wildlife every day. The Maryland Zoo is fortunate to have expert teams of animal professionals focused on the care of more than 200 species big and small. We’re so ...

Animals on Exhibit for February 22nd & 23rd

We are very excited to have warmer weather this weekend! Unfortunately, not all of the animals will be on exhibit due to the temperatures not being warm enough and the existing snow on the ground. Below is a list of species that may and may not be on exhibit for both Saturday, February 22nd and Sunday, February 23rd. Feel free to visit with all of these ...

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National Zoo Keeper Week Profile – Tammy W.

It’s National Zoo Keeper Appreciation Week and we’re celebrating the amazing work our zookeepers do for wildlife every day. They are the dedicated keepers, teachers, and caretakers of the animals here at the zoo. They are also some of the most Passionate hardworking people you’ll meet. The Maryland Zoo is fortunate to have expert teams of animal ...

Animals on Exhibit for March 8th & 9th

It is going to be another great, warm weekend here at the Zoo! Due to the snow that is still on the ground of some exhibits, however, certain animals will not be able to come outside. Below is a list of species that will and will not be on exhibit for Saturday, March 8th and Sunday, March 9th. Please also note that lion cubs will not be on exhibit this ...

Dino Breakfast

This summer, travel through a prehistoric forest of roaring, rustling dinosaurs for a meal deep in the heart of the Zoo. Learn how these fascinating creatures moved, hunted, and reared their young in many of the same ways our animals do today as you enjoy breakfast among the world’s largest and most life-like T. Rex, velociraptors, and triceratops. The ...

Breakfast in Africa

Rise and shine with the Zoo’s African Watering Hole animals. This exclusive VIP experience is a private event that takes place before the Zoo opens. Enjoy dining al fresco in our beautiful African Pavilion where a full breakfast menu will be served freshly cooked in a pre-packaged meal. Once breakfast has concluded, guests will be treated to a special ...