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“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

(Photo Courtesy of Dustin Smith/Zoo Miami)

Coral Gables ‘Citizen Scientist’ Finds Rare Bat Nest

In September, a brigade of citizen scientists combed through the Coral Gables golf course using smarts phones and iPads to detect the high-frequency calls of the rare Florida bonneted bat. The volunteers went home empty handed, until one morning a lone dog walker heard a call coming from a nearby house.

10/03/2014

Miami-Dade Commission  (Source: CBS4)

Dade Commission To Hold Final Vote On Budget

Miami-Dade commissioners are scheduled to take a final vote on a $6.2 billion budget on Thursday.

09/18/2014

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

Ryan Tannehill hands off to Lamar Miller during a game against the New York Jets at Sun Life Stadium.  (Source: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Fins On 4: One-On-One With Lamar Miller

Miami Dolphins running back Lamar Miller is entering his third season in the NFL after a successful college career at the University of Miami.

08/19/2014

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

On Friday, May 30th, Zoo Miami welcomed the birth of a male white-faced saki monkey.  This is the first birth of this species of Tropical American monkey for Zoo Miami.  Found in the rainforest trees of Brazil, Guyana, and Venezuela, these fruit eating monkeys rarely come to the ground and are considered vulnerable due to habitat destruction and hunting for food and the pet trade. (Source: Zoo Miami)

Zoo Miami Makes TripAdvisors Top 10 List

A popular travel site’s list of the country’s top ten zoos will have the lions at Zoo Miami roaring with pride.

08/05/2014

An male alligator sends a mating signal to female alligators. (Source: CBS4)

Alligators Do Have A Tender Side

You may not have known that alligators can be affectionate. Especially when they fall in love.

06/26/2014

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

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