You may spot new residents in the African Aviary! The helmeted guinea fowl have migrated from their longstanding habitat in the Farmyard to join their fellow African native species. They are currently adjusting to their very new surroundings and neighbors. #guineafowl #birdsofinstagram #africanaviary #zoo #marylandzoo #allforanimals #african #africanbirds #baltimore

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OktoBEARfest presented by Chase ticket prices increase today at NOON! Buy now to save $15 on unlimited beer sampling October 23 & 24. Link in bio! #beerfest #beer #beerstagram #untappd #beerlover #beertasting #festival #oktoberfest #zoo #animals #marylandzoo #baltimoreevents #baltimore

You requested more animal profiles, so meet Kasoje! 🐵 23-year-old Kasoje is the alpha male of the chimpanzee troop here at the Zoo. This role is incredibly important to their society and dictates how he spends his time and energy. He is responsible for keeping a close eye on all the relationships and interactions between troop members and intervening when issues arise. Because of his responsibilities, he usually spends most of his time in the middle of the group keeping an eye on things instead of wandering off on his own to build a nest or interact with enrichment items. Kasoje has the support of all of the females and they look to him for protection whenever they feel threatened. The females groom him often to reinforce their relationship with him, and because of this he is easily recognizable by his well-kept appearance. Apples are Kasoje’s favorite food and he can often be found enjoying them while reclining in his signature pose, legs crossed and propped up on the wall. #endangeredspecies #endangered #alpha #chimpanzee #chimp #alphamale #kasoje #chimptroop #animals #amazinganimals #zoo #marylandzoo #baltimore #allforanimals #conservation #savingspecies

If you’ve visited Penguin Coast recently, you may have noticed that there are fewer endangered African penguins outside than usual. That’s because breeding season has started! Many are preparing their nest boxes inside the building, but you’ll spot numerous juveniles out and about as they have not yet paired with a mate. 🐧 #penguincoast #penguin #africanpenguin #endangeredspecies #endangered #birdsofinstagram #breedingseason #nesting #marylandzoo #zoo #animals #allforanimals #baltimore

There’s nothing like a little slobber from a reticulated ruminant on a nice day. Giraffe Feeding Station is open daily through October. 🦒🌿 #giraffe #giraffelove #animals #feedingstation #giraffefeeding #gfs #marylandzoo #zoo #baltimore #giraffelover

Here's another tough animal call for #ThursdayTrivia—sound up! (We play the first clip 3x and the second clip 3x.) 🔊 #animalsounds #animalcall #trivia #audioclip #zoo #animals #marylandzoo #baltimore #guessthatsound #animalnoise

BIG trucks are coming to the Zoo during Trucks for Tots presented by Chase! On October 10, a variety of BGE electric vehicles will be “on exhibit” and kids of all ages are welcome to visit and take pictures. This special event is free with Zoo admission or membership. 🚚 #trucksfortots #truck #trucking #bigtrucks #vehicles #kidsevents #zoo #marylandzoo #electricvehicle #electrictruck #baltimore #BGE

Fluffy baby cygnets? Not any more—just a pair of beautiful young trumpeter swans! #TransformationTuesday [May 2021 - Present] #trumpeterswan #swan #cygnet #birdsofinstagram #transformation #zoo #animals #marylandzoo #baltimore #glowup