There’s lots to be happy about at Zoo Miami as a nearly five-week old litter of highly endangered giant otters are growing, and a lion cub, which has faced many challenges since birth in December, remains stable.
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For the second time this year, Zoo Miami welcomed a new lion cub born earlier this month.
Zoo Miami is celebrating the birth of a new animal, actually it’s the zoo’s first successful hatching of a Victoria crowned pigeon.
You can count on wildlife expert and Zoo Miami spokesman Ron Magill for three things: Having some kind of wild creature in his arms, or around his neck, speaking excitedly about animals, and being outside in the sun.
In September, a litter of three lion cubs were born at Zoo Miami. Monday, only one remained alive and officials announced that the surviving female cub had been sent to Baltimore.
Zoo Miami is mourning the loss of Maude, an Asian elephant. She died Friday at age 41.
Zoo Miami is mourning the loss of a second lion cub, one of three that was born in September. In addition, zoo staff is working diligently to treat one of its Asian elephants who is gravely ill.
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Visitors to Zoo Miami on Wednesday got to see something new – a newborn giraffe, named Grimm, made his public debut. “It’s a thrill every time, we have a baby giraffe, unbelievable,” said Maxine McGaritey. “I feel very privileged to get to do this, I’m lucky.”