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Zoo Animals Receive Meal Delivery Thanks to BGE

BALTIMORE, MD – BGE has branched out into fresh food delivery for animals at The Maryland Zoo with the return of the annual browse program. Now in its third year, the partnership program between the Zoo and BGE repurposes a portion of tree trimmings from BGE vegetation management crews into fresh, free, sustainable, diet-appropriate food (“browse”) ...

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National Vet Tech Week Q&A

Here at the Zoo we have four amazing veterinary technicians who work hard everyday to keep the animals happy and healthy! During this year's National Veterinary Technician Week, we asked them a few questions to learn all about what their job entails day to day at the Zoo's hospital. Devon: They are all my favorite. Jen: [Leopard] Sofiya! ...

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Keeper Spotlight – Kristine S.

Happy Zookeeper Appreciation Week! Today’s Keeper spotlight is on Kristine S. of the Chimp Forest team. Get to know Kristine and her role at The Maryland Zoo with the chimpanzees by reading below! Training (above) is a regular part of Kristine’s job on the Chimp Forest team. What kind of animals do you work with or what area? Chimp Forest — ...

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The Maryland Zoo and BGE Partner to Provide Fresh Tree Trimming to Animals

BALTIMORE (August 7, 2018) – BGE’s annual tree trimming program maintains a safe and reliable electric delivery system for customers. But beginning this summer, branches cut from healthy trees will also become part of the menu for the animals at The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. “BGE employees work every day to maintain quality electric power for ...

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National Zoo Keeper Week Profile – Carolina D.

It’s National Zoo Keeper Appreciation Week and we’re celebrating the amazing work our zookeepers do for wildlife every day. They are the dedicated keepers, teachers, and caretakers of the animals here at the zoo. They are also some of the most Passionate hardworking people you’ll meet. The Maryland Zoo is fortunate to have expert teams of animal ...

Breakfast with the Elephants

Rise and shine as this VIP experience takes you to the elephant exhibit before the Zoo opens. Enjoy breakfast while the elephants curiously peek at the guests! After the meal, guests are treated to a special elephant keeper chat. Last but not least, the keepers will give the elephants a special enrichment treat. Don’t forget to bring your camera to this ...

Breakfast with the Elephants: Pumpkin Smash

What sound does a pumpkin make when it's smashed by an 8,000 lb elephant? You'll find out during this special Halloween offering! Make your way to the elephant habitat before the Zoo opens for this unique dining experience. While enjoying a delicious breakfast you'll want to have your camera ready: you'll have a VIP view of the famous elephant pumpkin ...

Breakfast with the Chimps

Rise and shine as this VIP experience takes you inside the Chimpanzee Forest before the Zoo opens. Enjoy dining while the chimpanzees curiously peek out their viewing windows at the guests! A full menu will be available as a freshly prepared buffet-style meal. After breakfast, guests are treated to a special chimpanzee keeper chat. Last but not least, the ...

Breakfast with the Penguins

Rise and shine with our 90+ African penguins at Penguin Coast. This exclusive VIP breakfast experience lets you explore penguin life in a private event before the Zoo opens. Enjoy dining al fresco beside our penguin exhibit! A full menu will be available as a freshly prepared buffet-style meal while guests are treated to a special penguin keeper chat ...

Breakfast in Northern Passage

Rise and shine as this VIP experience takes you to Northern Passage before the Zoo opens. Enjoy dining al fresco while grizzly bears Nova and Nita roam their habitat! A full breakfast menu will be available as a freshly prepared buffet-style meal. After eating, guests will be treated to a special grizzly bear keeper chat and a one-of-a kind North American ...

Breakfast with the Giraffes

Rise and shine as this VIP experience takes you to the giraffe habitat before the Zoo opens. Enjoy dining al fresco while the giraffes curiously peek over at their visitors below. A full menu will be available as a freshly prepared buffet style meal. After breakfast, guests are treated to a special giraffe & okapi keeper chat. Last but not least, ...

Breakfast with the Celebrity Birds

Rise and shine with the Zoo’s celebrity birds. This exclusive VIP experience is part of a private event before the Zoo opens. Enjoy dining al fresco outside penguin coast with our beautiful birds. A full breakfast menu is served buffet-style while guests are treated to special interactions with our celebrity birds, that can only be seen at special ...