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Behind-the-Scenes With Koala Keeper, Brian Putnam

Behind-the-Scenes With Koala Keeper, Brian Putnam

Meet Brian Putnam, a zoo keeper at the Palm Beach Zoo. With over 17 years of experience and a Master’s Degree in Marine Biology, it is safe to say that Putnam is an animal expert. He is also one of the koala handlers for the Koala Experience at the Zoo. During this half hour experience, visitors

Zoo Inspires Carpool, Commuter Challenge

Zoo Inspires Carpool, Commuter Challenge

Zoo President & CEO, Andrew Aiken, shown here biking to work, was instrumental in creating a strong emphasis on conservation initiatives here at our Zoo. Make your commute count. Palm Beach Zoo employees are leading by example, inspiring others to carpool and help save wildlife. Kids Who

Working to Save The Vaquita: Most Endangered Marine Mammal

Working to Save The Vaquita: Most Endangered Marine Mammal

Have you heard about vaquitas? They are the world’s most endangered marine mammal. With the entire population of the vaquita down to just 30 animals, urgent action must be taken. Palm Beach Zoo is proud to be one of over 100 AZA facilities in 2017 to contribute towards an emergency rescue

Blue-Tongued Skink

Blue-Tongued Skink

Geographical Range Northern and eastern Australia, New Guinea, Tasmania Habitat Forests, woodlands, bushlands, grasslands, semi-deserts, cultivated areas Scientific Name Tiliqua scincoides Conservation Status Not listed by IUCN

Hatch Alert: 2017 Red-Crowned Crane Chick

Hatch Alert: 2017 Red-Crowned Crane Chick

Our new red-crowned crane chick is on a mission, living as an ambassador for cranes facing habitat loss and life-threatening, human-wildlife conflicts in their Asian range. For the second time in a few years, we are happy to announce the successful breeding of our rare red-crowned cranes.

Exclusive Debut Day Video of Jaguar Fiona from Panama

Exclusive Debut Day Video of Jaguar Fiona from Panama

A #FionaFriday FIRST: Watch as Fiona sees her new home in the jaguar habitat sponsored by Jaguar PalmBeach for the very first time. This amazing vantage point was filmed keeper Heather Price, just inside the jaguar night house on Fiona’s debut day. This is the first time anyone is seeing it… EVER!

Pitter Patter: Perdido Key Beach Mice Babies and Ear Notching

Pitter Patter: Perdido Key Beach Mice Babies and Ear Notching

We are happy to announce the addition of five more Perdido Key beach mice (PKBM) to our family: three boys and two girls. They are about one-month-old. During ear notching (similar to ear piercing), tiny samples taken from their ears are analyzed to ensure the maintenance of a healthy breeding

Happy Family Blog Visits Palm Beach Zoo

Happy Family Blog Visits Palm Beach Zoo

Yesterday Bailey and I had our first play date with a new friend from school, at the Palm Beach Zoo. When her friend got there she was so excited she was shaking. I love the zoo because no matter how many times you go you always see something different.

Calvin Coolidge celebrates Presidents Day at the Palm Beach Zoo

Calvin Coolidge celebrates Presidents Day at the Palm Beach Zoo

To celebrate Presidents Day, Calvin Coolidge went to the Palm Beach Zoo today. Calvin, as the oversized caricatured Coolidge is known, is one of two racing presidents mascots who will be fixtures at Washington Nationals’ spring training games at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.

Palm Beach Zoo: A Great Family Time!

When you walk into the Palm Beach Zoo, you don’t feel like you are walking into a zoo, but instead like you are walking through a forest. There is so much greenery and trees! Don’t worry, the animals are enclosed, but the zoo did a great job of not making it seem like they are! Plus everything

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