Animals on Exhibit for February 22nd & 23rd

We are very excited to have warmer weather this weekend! Unfortunately, not all of the animals will be on exhibit due to the temperatures not being warm enough and the existing snow on the ground. Below is a list of species that may and may not be on exhibit for both Saturday, February 22nd and Sunday, February 23rd. Feel free to visit with all of these ...

Breakfast with the Chimps: Halloween

Join us for this special Halloween edition of our famous breakfast series! Guests will enjoy a breakfast buffet inside Chimpanzee Forest while the chimp troop receives some fun Halloween enrichment treats. After breakfast, guests will be treated to a special keeper chat. Don’t forget to bring your camera to this unique dining ...

Breakfast with the Ambassadors

NEW! Join us for this special edition of our popular Breakfast series! Guests will enjoy a breakfast buffet on our Mansion House Porch while learning about the incredible work being done at our Animal Embassy and the importance of the ambassador program. After breakfasts, guests will witness an amazing training demonstration between keeper and ambassador ...

Breakfast in Africa

Rise and shine with the Zoo’s African Watering Hole animals. This exclusive VIP experience is a private event that takes place before the Zoo opens. Enjoy dining al fresco in our beautiful African Pavilion where a full breakfast menu will be served freshly cooked in a pre-packaged meal. Once breakfast has concluded, guests will be treated to a special ...

The Maryland Zoo Extends Closure, Announces Temporary Layoffs

The Maryland Zoo announced today that it will extend its closure indefinitely as a precautionary measure against the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). April events and programs will not be held as scheduled. Ticketed programs including Yoga at the Zoo, Breakfast with Bunny and other Breakfast with the Animals events are being rescheduled. Bunny BonanZoo, ...

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Maryland Zoo Announces 2023 Event Schedule

-- Popular events and festivals offer something for kids and adults -- BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Zoo has announced its major event schedule for 2023. Guests of all ages can experience animals, learn about conservation, or just have a great time in a one-of-a-kind atmosphere.  In-person events for kids and adults include: Galentines - ...

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Egyptian Tortoise

Egyptian tortoises are native to the desert that fringes the southern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. They were once found in Libya, Egypt, and Israel but are now isolated to small patches of territory only in Libya. They are considered extinct elsewhere. The Zoo has one Egyptian tortoise in its Animal Embassy collection.  Animal Ambassadors from this ...

Student Questions at Base Camp

questions by students from the Base Camp Discovery Mail Box Answers by Jane Marlow, School Program Instructor Camels are herbivores, meaning they are adapted to eat plants. They are not picky eaters, eating many thorny, dry plants that other animals avoid. This makes them very well-suited for desert life, as food might be hard to find. They can also ...

Dino Breakfast

This summer, travel through a prehistoric forest of roaring, rustling dinosaurs for a meal deep in the heart of the Zoo. Learn how these fascinating creatures moved, hunted, and reared their young in many of the same ways our animals do today as you enjoy breakfast among the world’s largest and most life-like T. Rex, velociraptors, and triceratops. The ...

Spring into Spring with Events for 2014

At The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, we spring into Spring on Saturday, March 1 when we resume seven-day-a-week operations. There are a variety of events planned for the year, so start planning your visits to The Maryland Zoo. Most events are free with paid Zoo admission (or FREE if you are a Zoo member) unless noted by the ($) symbol. For tickets and event ...

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Lesser Hedgehog Tenrec

Lesser hedgehog tenrecs live in dry forested areas of southern and southwestern Madagascar. The Maryland Zoo features lesser hedgehog tenrecs among its Animal Ambassadors, which are introduced to audiences in education programs on and off grounds. Lesser hedgehog tenrecs spend their days sleeping and their nights gobbling up insects along with other ...

Keeper Spotlight – Sarah T.

Animal ambassadors are animals that travel to school and community education programs and appear on grounds at Creature Encounters. Sarah works with ALL of these animals. Learn the challenges and highlights of her unique keeper job in this National Zookeeper Week spotlight. What kind of animals do you work with or what area? Over 40 different species ...