Ron Magill

“J.J.,” the 34 year old silverback lowland gorilla at Zoo Miami (Source: Zoo Miami)

Iconic Silverback Gorilla Dies At Zoo Miami

Zoo Miami is deeply saddened to announce the death of “J.J.,” the 34 year old silverback lowland gorilla who had become an iconic favorite to millions of zoo visitors for over three decades.

10/04/2014

King George (Source: Zoo Miami)

Zoo Miami Mourns Loss Of Legendary King Cheetah

Zoo Miami is sad to announce the passing of “King George,” the legendary King Cheetah who for over 15 years inspired audiences from Miami to New York to love and appreciate this majestic, yet incredibly rare carnivore.

CBS Miami–09/12/2014

Lamar Miller at Zoo Miami. (Source: CBS4)

CBS4 At Zoo Miami In Search Of A Dolphin

CBS4’s Rhiannon Ally recently met up with Zoo Miami’s Ron Magill to look for a Dolphin. Not just any Dolphin, Lamar Miller!

08/23/2014

Courtesy: Ron Magill, Zoo Miami

Ron Magill: Generosity Through The Years

Zoo Miami’s Ron Magill tells the story of two generous people that changed his life and the animal’s lives at the zoo.

08/15/2014

Aria the black rhino at Zoo Miami kneels to splash in the mud.   (Source: Ron Magill)

Zoo Baby Enjoys South Florida’s Rainy Days

Zoo Miami has some new arrivals and one in particular is really enjoying the weather.

06/23/2014

Ron Magill, Communications Director Zoo Miami (Source: MY33)

Focus on South Florida: Peacock Invasion

South Florida is in the midst of a peacock invasion. The beautiful birds known for their stunning tail feathers are also a nuisance for a lot of people here. We see them in many neighborhoods, where some residents are complaining about their droppings and their loud and annoying squawks. They’ve even been known to slow down traffic on some busy roads. We focus on what’s behind this “invasion”, and what we if anything we can do about it.

My TV 33–06/23/2014

Aria, rare black Rhino, was born at Zoo Miami on May 25th.
(Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)

Rare Rhino Baby Goes On Display At Zoo Miami

Zoo Miami is celebrating the arrival of a new baby rhinoceros.

CBS Miami–06/17/2014

(Source: Zoo Miami/Ron Magill)

Lion Pride Debuts For Historic Father’s Day At Zoo Miami

Father’s Day was extra special at Zoo Miami Sunday as a group of lion cubs and their mother were united with a male lion to create the first complete pride at the zoo.

CBS Miami–06/15/2014

Lioness Asha, 4, died suddenly on March 27th during a procedure at Zoo Miami. Asha was the mother of 3 ½ month old K’wasi, the first lion cub successfully exhibited with his mother in Zoo Miami’s history. (Source: Zoo Miami)

Lion Cub’s Mother Dies Suddenly At Zoo Miami

Zoo Miami is mourning the loss of a 4-year old lioness named Asha. What makes this story even more difficult is the lion is the mother of the three-and-half-month old cub K’wasi, the first lion cub successfully exhibited with his mother in Zoo Miami’s history.

03/28/2014

February 10, 2014: The decision by a Danish Zoo to kill a giraffe named Marius sparked outrage around the world.   Courtesy: Frank Ronsholt)

Decision To Euthanize Giraffe And Feed To Lions Angers Some Zookeepers

The decision by a Danish zoo to kill a giraffe named Marius sparked outrage around the world. Copenhagen Zoo officials said they had to euthanize the healthy two-year-old giraffe because it was genetically too similar to other giraffes at the zoo and the zoo wanted to prevent inbreeding.

CBS Miami–02/10/2014

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