Latest Miami MetroZoo Stories

2009-04-04 20:22:42

An unprecedented operation has failed to save the life of an American crocodile that was hit by a car three months ago in the Florida Keys. The crocodile, nicknamed RoboCroc after a veterinarian attached four metal rods to his skull, was found dead Thursday morning at MetroZoo in Miami, The Miami Herald reported Saturday. It survived the surgery by two weeks. When the American crocodile was discovered in March, it had not eaten for three months after being hit in December. The animal was weak...

2009-03-19 12:13:18

A veterinarian at the Miami Metrozoo has successfully rebuilt the face of a crocodile that had been injured by a car. Zoo spokesman Ron Magill said the 10-foot-long reptile's face had been crushed by the car and it was unable to eat for three months as a result of the injury, The Miami Herald reported Thursday. The crocodile was taken to the zoo and Dr. Douglas Mader of the Marathon Veterinary Hospital came up with a plan to reconstruct the croc's damaged mug. We have a certain responsibility...

2008-08-25 12:00:50

To: TRAVEL EDITORS Contact: Cindy Castelblanco of the Zoological Society of Florida, +1-305-255-5551, cindyc@zsf.org, or Ron Magill of Miami Metrozoo, +1- 305-251-0400, rmagill@miamidade.gov Tropical American exhibit will feature more than 600 animals including the world's longest otter, the Americas' largest eagle, the world's largest snake and the western hemisphere's largest cat MIAMI, Aug. 25/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- South Florida will journey into Tropical America when Amazon...

2008-08-08 21:00:00

By Linda A Moore As a city that ranks first in fat and crime, Memphis now has a No. 1 to be proud of. The Memphis Zoo has been named the top zoo in the country by TripAdvisor, a Web site (Trip Advisor.com) that features travel- related reviews from regular citizens. "We had a very wonderful surprise when we saw that," said Chuck Brady, zoo CEO. The ranking is based on a popularity index that ranks attractions, said Brooke Ferencsik, Trip Advisor spokeswoman. There are 30 reviews of...

2006-10-31 08:05:00

MIAMI -- Meadow muffins. Guano. Feces. Solid waste. Caca. The words for poop are endless, but the Miami Metrozoo has another term to add to the list: educational. Now on display is a 5,000-square-foot exhibit on excrement titled "The Scoop on Poop," which invites visitors to explore the science of scat. The exhibit is filled with photos of animals in some of their most indelicate moments. Stool sample models abound: haylike football-sized balls (elephant), kidney-bean-looking pellets...

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