These little pigs went oink, oink, oink all the way to their new home in the Farmyard! New 5-month-old KuneKune pigs Wilbur and Orville are now on exhibit: www.marylandzoo.org/pigs
It's National Zoo Keeper Week! We love our keepers, who work hard every day to keep the animals healthy and happy. What's the most surprising part of being a zookeeper you ask? Get the answer straight from the horse's mouth, and look out for other behind-the-scenes videos all week long.
Today is the first ever #WorldChimpanzeeDay! Join us and other leaders in animal care and conservation around the globe in taking time to celebrate our closest animal relatives! Learn more about chimps and the threats they face as an endangered species: www.marylandzoo.org/chimpanzee
🎂 Bloodsicle cakes with lard icing, and cardboard box enrichment decor! Now, that's how you celebrate two cheetah brothers' 4th birthday, Zoo style!
What 4-year-old doesn't love ice treats with lard and cardboard enrichment? Well, 4-year-old cheetahs, that is. Happy birthday Refu and Wgasa! https://t.co/G9bK2Zgkj6
Maybe we have heart eyes for her 😍, but that spot in the middle of Willow's neck looks a little bit like a heart from this angle.
Tiny turtles, big impact! 🐢 Bog turtles are both the smallest and rarest turtles in North America. Last month, members of our Zoo team released a juvenile of this critically endangered species back into its wild habitat: Click the link in our story to learn more! #allforanimals #turtle #turtletuesday #turtlesofinstagram #bogturtle #marylandzoo
We're working to make a big impact for tiny turtles. Bog turtles are both the smallest and rarest turtles in North America. Last month, members of our Zoo team released a juvenile of this critically endangered species back into its wild habitat. Discover this hatchling's surprising backstory: https://bit.ly/2KKUS30