river otter in the water
Feb. 8, 2017
Off Exhibit: Moving Otter Here

What do you do when you need to move otters from one area of the Zoo to another?  You get creative and you develop a training plan like no otter. On this episode of Off Exhibit ...

Jan. 11, 2017
Off Exhibit: From the Off Exhibit Vault

It’s a new year. What better time to look forward and reflect on the past? In honor of completing 30 episodes of Off Exhibit podcasts we’re taking a look back at one of our ...

eastern milk snake
Dec. 28, 2016
Off Exhibit: Tis the Season for Brumation

Oh, the weather outside is frightful and that means animals large and small are preparing for harsh conditions winter is going to bring. You’re likely familiar with ...

Dec. 14, 2016
Off Exhibit: Welcoming a Bobcat

Elusive, intelligent, sly … just some of the ways to describe bobcats, a species at home in parts of Maryland and most of North America. Now, this charismatic cat will have a ...

zoo keeper holding raven
Nov. 16, 2016
Off Exhibit: The Zoo Outside the Zoo

It’s no surprise you can visit the Zoo, but did you know the Zoo can come to you? Animal outreach has been an important part of the Zoo’s mission for much of its 140 year ...

Nov. 2, 2016
Off Exhibit: Breakthrough in the Chimp Forest

Animal training is part of everyday life at the Zoo and most of the time is fairly routine. But, every once in a while a training breakthrough happens that’s both unexpected ...

woman looking in microscope
Oct. 19, 2016
Off Exhibit: Animal Nurses (and so much more)

They’re part of the dedicated team who care for wildlife alongside Zoo veterinarians and their jobs are anything but ordinary. On this episode of Off Exhibit, we reveal the ...

Oct. 5, 2016
Off Exhibit: To Africa for Penguins

How far is the Maryland Zoo willing to go on behalf of endangered penguins?  All the way to South Africa and back. Recently, Penguin Coast Area Manger Jess Phillips made the ...

zookeeper feeding elephant
Sept. 21, 2016
Off Exhibit: 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 ...

elephant throwing dirt
Sept. 7, 2016
Off Exhibit: 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 ...