Eastern Milksnake
Eastern Milksnake

The eastern milksnake is native to the northeastern United States, where it lives in varied habitats ranging from river valleys and hillsides to woodlands, meadows, and agricultural fields. At the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, visitors can see an eastern milksnake in the Tree exhibit of the Maryland Wilderness. This snake tends to stay out of sight, ...

spur thigh tortise
Spur-Thigh Tortoise

The African spur thigh tortoise is native to the Sahara Desert and the Sahel, a transitional eco-region of semi-arid grasslands, scrub, and savannah in northern Africa. See them at the Maryland Zoo in the African Journey.  African spur thigh tortoises are big, slow, and tough survivalists. Adults average 18 inches in shell length and 70 to 100 pounds ...

Northern Water Snake
Northern Water Snake

Northern water snakes live in or near every type of freshwater habitat in southeastern Canada and the mid-eastern and northeastern United States.  They are found in rivers, lakes, bogs, ponds, and wetlands. They are one of 27 varieties (species and sub-species) of snake native to Maryland. You can see this species on exhibit in the Giant Tree in the ...

leopard tortoise
Leopard Tortoise

Leopard tortoises are native to the dry savannahs of central and southern Africa. They belong to the family of “land tortoises” known as Testudinae. Africa supports more species of land tortoise than anywhere else. The Maryland Zoo has three leopard tortoises on exhibit in its African Journey exhibit — two males and one female. Leopard ...

northern copperhead
Northern Copperhead

Northern copperheads live in varying terrain along the east coast of the United States, from Massachusetts south to Georgia and Alabama and west to Illinois. In Maryland, they can be found in coastal areas, marshes, forests, fields, wooded slopes, and ravines from the Eastern Shore west to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Copperheads particularly like terrain ...

Groups & Parties

There are parties and group outings, and then there are ZOO parties and group outings! Explore the many spaces available for any type of event from picnics to sophisticated soirees or learn what discounts and packages we offer large groups. If you have questions or want personalized assistance, the Zoo's group sales and rentals team are happy to ...

Another Successful Year for Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

BALTIMORE — For the second year in a row The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore hosted more than 400,000 visitors. The Zoo is celebrating a successful end to Fiscal Year 2013 with a total count of 400,162 visitors. “We are thrilled to go over the 400,000 mark again, as well as seeing growth in other areas such as membership, event attendance and off-grounds ...

The Maryland Zoo Selects Service Systems Associates as New Concessionaire and Retail Partner

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore has selected Denver-based Service Systems Associates (SSA) to manage the culinary and retail operations at the facility beginning February 1, 2011. The Maryland Zoo features two concession areas — The Village Green, near the Farmyard, and the Oasis in Africa across from the Giraffe House — as well as a large retail store at ...