CLOSER THAN EVER!
Experience Florida wildlife in a new way at Palm Beach Zoo’s Everglades Conservation Center. Seamlessly woven into the heart of the Zoo’s Florida Wetlands section, the Everglades Center is located inside a beautiful rustic cabin. The beauty and hope for wild Florida’s conservation action comes to life beginning with the breathtaking appearance of the rarely seen and endangered Florida panther. From inside the spacious cabin, you can spot Sassy, a panther rescued from the wild, and her companions, enjoying their home from all angles – sharing the porch shade alongside the lagoon, peering into the cabin’s windows and occasionally roaming through specially designed animal chutes inside. The ease of travel between places is a metaphor for the Florida Wildlife Corridor, a series of present and future connected wildlands that help their species move safely throughout their environment.
At the Everglades Center, you “travel” to the Everglades and beyond through video highlights that share Zoo’s Florida wildlife-saving stories in the field. You’ll learn how the Zoo’s team and its partners dive into the ocean to help preserve coral reefs along the Palm Beach coast, look to the skies to save swallow-tailed kites and put boots on the ground to protect panthers and other native species.