We have our winners! Congratulations to the three photographers who stole our audience's heart with their images. 🥇 "The Night Heron" by Corey Yarko 🥈 "Polar Bear Meets A Boy" by Charlene Abeln 🥉 "Polar Vortex" by Amanda Akes Want to win next month's photo contest? Enter your best Zoo shot at Marylandzoo.org/photocontest 🌼

EXCITING NEWS: We're offering a brand new animal encounter! Follow down the path less traveled into the world of our Animal Mews outdoor enclosure. It’s your chance to meet and greet a variety of birds, reptiles, and mammals from our Embassy collection in an exclusive, staff-only outdoor area. Book your Talons & Tails encounter at Marylandzoo.org/TalonsTails #encounter #animalencounter #talons #tails #mews #embassy #animals #zoo #marylandzoo #allforanimals #newatthezoo

Attend our #zoocrew Open House! On Sunday, March 31st, the Zoo Crew team will be meeting on the Mansion House porch from 1-3pm. Drop in anytime to learn more about Zoo Crew, talk to current Zoo Teens, engage in hands-on activities and meet an animal from our embassy! #zooteens #volunteer #teens #openhouse #animals #summerprogram #marylandzoo

Today we wave goodbye to our cheetah brother pair Refu and Wgasa, as they head to Wildlife Safari Park in Nebraska to become part of their breeding program. In turn, the Wildlife Park, which is run by @theomahazoo, have brought four-year-old cheetah brothers Bud and Davis to the Maryland Zoo. The pair will be off exhibit for a few weeks during their mandatory quarantine period before making their first public debut. Check out our story to read more! #cheetah #brothers #breedingprogram #ssp #aza #newatthezoo #allforanimals #speciessurvivalplan #marylandzoo

#ICYMI: The lions are back! We opened our newly renovated lion exhibit this past Saturday and they've been doing great. Even tentative male Hassan has been enjoying 'lion' out in the sun with female Zuri. This is the first of three major exhibit renovation projects to be completed for the new African Journey. The giraffe and elephant habitats will open in phases this spring and summer. #TheJourneyBegins #lions #africanjourney #allforanimals #hassan #zuri #newexhibit #renovation #construction #planyourvisit #habitat