This year the Maryland Zoo has been collaborating with The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on Project SNOWstorm. This project is a research effort that tracks an increase in snowy owls in the United States that resulted from an irruption in the Arctic’s snowy owl population. The Zoo’s initial task was to analyze blood samples from tagged birds, but in late March when an injured snowy owl was found in Maryland, the DNR asked the Zoo to administer its recovery. After a surgery to place pins in its broken wing, the owl is recovering and eating reliably. See her story in the video below or learn more about Project SNOWstorm.
Due to construction in the park, extended closures of both eastbound and westbound lanes of Druid Park Lake Drive are currently taking place. If you are planning to come to the Zoo, we suggest you take the following route to access the Zoo parking lot.
- Take I-83 to Exit 9 B – Coldspring Lane West
- Follow Coldspring Lane approximately 0.6 miles to the traffic light at Greenspring Avenue
- Turn LEFT onto Greenspring Avenue.
- Follow Greenspring Avenue approximately 1.3 miles
- Go straight at the corner of Greenspring Avenue and Druid Park Lake Drive to enter Druid Hill Park.
- Follow the road and turn left at the 4 th road (the Old Reptile House will be on your right)
- The Zoo parking lot will be on your right.