Jacksonville Zoo

Kipenzi, is now living at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.
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A southern white rhinoceros named Kipenzi has been transferred to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens after being born at Zoo Tampa in 2016.

Madini and Lash are the proud parents of a baby western lowland gorilla born Friday at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.

There are a number of new additions at the Tallahassee Museum. These include some new guest animals and a totally rebuilt habitat.

The Museum's Animal Curator Suzie Buzzo said the latest visiting critters are African Civets.

"They're just really unique! They look like a cross between a cat and a raccoon, but they're not related to either."

The main entrance at the Jacksonville Zoo is pictured.
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Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens’ 21-year-old female jaguar, Zenta, was attacked and killed by a 12-year old male jaguar named Harry over the weekend.

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Two female eastern bongo calves have been born at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.

giraffe standing in enclosure
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The Jacksonville Zoo's new male giraffe, AJ, made his public debut earlier this month, exactly two years after the loss of the zoo's beloved male giraffe, Duke. 

Twelve-year-old AJ came from the El Paso Zoo but was born in Disney's Animal Kingdom. He is expected to take over Duke's breeding duties. Duke helped birth 18 offspring while in Jacksonville. Duke was humanely euthanized at the age of 21 on December 11, 2018. 

Photo of Nicolai
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Caregivers at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens made the difficult decision to humanely euthanize Nicolai, an elderly Amur leopard in poor health.

Lusia the manatee is prepared for her Daytona Beach release.
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The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is celebrating its third manatee release this year from its Manatee Critical Care Center.

This female juvenile manatee was rescued in Daytona Beach and is recovering at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.
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The Marine Mammal Response Team at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is working to nurse a manatee back to health that was rescued in Daytona Beach after likely being hit by a boat.

This map shows the area of Zoo Parkway that will be landscaped.
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The ride along Jacksonville’s Zoo Parkway will soon be prettier, but first motorists will have to endure several months of landscaping work by area crews.

Ali the elephant takes a swim at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens in this 2018 file photo.
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Starting Wednesday, beachgoers in Duval County will be able to bring a towel and sit on the beach. 

Crevasse the manatee was released Wednesday after being nursed back to health at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens' Manatee Critical Care Center.
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Crevasse the manatee has been successfully been released back into the wild after being rescued in November and cared for at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens' Manatee Critical Care Center.

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Manatee-lovers can now watch the Florida marine mammals at any time thanks to two new webcams.

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BriarRose the manatee was released back into Florida waters Wednesday in Cocoa.

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While one baby otter is cute, four are adorable.

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The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens and Miami University are accepting applications for a new master’s degree centered on improving local communities and ecosystems.

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The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is moving its annual Brew at the Zoo event from this fall to next spring.

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For zookeepers at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, grief over a father giraffe's passing is now being tempered by the joy of his son’s birth.

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Gandai, a Western lowland gorilla born at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens in September, has been paired with a surrogate mother after her biological mother avoided caring for her this week.

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Keepers at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens have been busy caring for a baby gorilla in anticipation of reuniting her with her mother. 

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Starting this weekend, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens will offer what some might consider the best of both worlds: wild animals and craft beer.

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The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is showing off its latest arrival.

Scotter sitting on some hay
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The Jacksonville Zoo is celebrating the birth of an Asian small-clawed otter pup. The birth is a first for the Zoo, which debuted the species with the opening of the Land of the Tiger in 2014.

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The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is mourning the loss of Duke, its 21-year-old bull giraffe.

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An endangered Western lowland gorilla has been born at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.

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Two threatened Eastern indigo snakes hatched on July 10 and 11 at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.

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The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is showing off its latest additions.

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Ali the elephant, previously owned by singer Michael Jackson, escaped his enclosure at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens on Sunday.

Baby Bongo Born At Jacksonville Zoo

Jun 15, 2018
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The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is celebrating the June 13 birth of an Eastern bongo calf.

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One of two recently rescued manatees recuperating at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens’ Manatee Critical Care Center is ready to be released.

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