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.

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.

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.

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.

2006-10-31 08:05:00

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.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.