Dig Deeper

Bog turtle with tracker attached to their shell
Jan. 3, 2018
Off Exhibit: Turtle in Trouble

They are a Maryland native species and extremely endangered, so when the call came to the Zoo Hospital saying a wild bog turtle from Delaware needed medical treatment we ...

man passing along vegetables
Oct. 18, 2017
Off Exhibit: Growing Sustainability

The Zoo’s sustainability program is growing, quite literally, in the Commissary Department. With so many mouths to feed here at the Zoo, our grocery list is a long one ...

polar bear
Sept. 27, 2017
Off Exhibit: The Science of Birthing Polar Bears

Polar bear pregnancies are complex and unique. They’re one of only a few animals that mate and then become pregnant months later due to something called delayed implantation ...

box turtle
Sept. 13, 2017
Off Exhibit: Out of the Box Conservation

Box turtles are on exhibit in the Maryland Wilderness, but it’s also not uncommon to see wild box turtles throughout the Zoo. These unique reptiles are native to Maryland and ...

giraffe being treated
Aug. 30, 2017
Off Exhibit: Julius’ Story

In June of this year, the Zoo welcomed its second giraffe calf in less than a few months. The excitement of Kesi’s first calf, however, was quickly replaced with concern as it ...

baby swan
May 10, 2017
Off Exhibit: Success on Swan Lake

It’s a conservation success story that’s taking flight at the Zoo. Trumpeter swans are both big and beautiful waterfowl that up until recent years had been critically ...

white rhino
Apr. 19, 2017
Off Exhibit: New Rhino On Board

It’s not every day that a new animal joins the Zoo, especially one that weighs in at several thousand pounds. After the loss of Daisy Mae, a female Southern white rhino who ...

zoo keeper holding penguin
Apr. 5, 2017
Off Exhibit: Preventative Medicine for Animals

It’s no secret that good veterinary care is vital to the health and wellbeing of Zoo animals. But what you may not know is how much time and effort is spent on preventative ...

grizzly bears playing
Mar. 22, 2017
Off Exhibit: Rescuing Grizzly Bear Cubs

It’s a story that starts with two orphaned grizzly bear cubs in the wilds of Montana. What happens next is an effort to save these sisters that spans the country and ends with ...

giraffe calf
Feb. 22, 2017
Off Exhibit: New Giraffe Calf, New Heights

She’s the first giraffe calf born at the Maryland Zoo in more than 20 years. Two weeks ago the Zoo welcomed the newest (and tallest) newborn into the herd. How is this 6ft tall ...