"Also posing a medical concern to the zoo: the status of Maude, an Asian elephant unable to move her bowels." -- an actual sentence in a Miami Herald story that comes with the partial headlines "elephant severely constipated."
The single animal that Miami kids grew up with is gone. White tiger Carlita, who was born in 1992 and moved to the zoo in 1994, was euthanized after a lengthy illness. She is irreplaceable. Carlita had replaced another tiger, Lucknow, who killed a trainer that same year.
The fourth annual New Times Brew at the Zoo is tomorrow, May 4, at Zoo Miami. The event features great beers, good food, live concerts, and plenty of surprises. We know most of you have your tickets in hand and are busy planning for an evening of sudsy fun -- ironing your best beer-related T-shirt, ... More >>
It is hard enough out there for a single mother giraffe just trying to get by with out some boned up douche giraffe male trying to force himself upon her. Kita the Giraffe, a 29-year-old lady giraffe at Zoo Miami, took a tumble yesterday while running away from a male giraffe. Kita was in a pub ... More >>
The animals at Zoo Miami were reminded of their own mortality in a big way on Monday; once again warned that every second that ticks by is a second closer to their own unavoidable death.Reminded that one day they too will end up like Mohan the rhino and Tevy the tiger, who both took their final brea ... More >>
Vultures have never had a particularly good reputation, despite providing an important ecological service. So, apparently vultures in the Everglades have gotten together and decided, "Hell, we might as well give humans a reason to really hate us."Now they will eat your cars.
Miami-Dade Parks Foundation and Chamber SouthThe Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade and Chamber South are hosting a "Taste Of The Town" in South Miami this weekend, with local restaurants providing a sampling of bites in a truly fancy location - the rooftop deck of a parking garage. Now, this garage ... More >>
Laine Doss Feast With the Beasts will be fun. And we're not lion..It's time to pair a cocktail dress with a pith helmet and head to Zoo Miami for the 2011 Feast With the Beasts this Friday, March 4, from 8 p.m. to midnight. The annual fundraiser for the Zoological Society of Florida promis ... More >>
Last night, Banana Republican settled into bed with a nice cup of eggnog and holiday gingerbread cookies while indulging in one of my favorite past times -- cracking up at the expense of the rubes who end up on the Epic Fail blog. I came across this early Christmas present for my loyal reade ... More >>
Photo by Ron MagillNot the kind of clown you find at Cirque du Soleil.Finding a place to take the peewees for a wholesome Halloween scare can be a daunting chore in this town. But the folks over at Miami's Metrozoo neatly fit the bill with Dr. Wilde's Screamatorium, the zoo's first full-scale fam ... More >>
Is that a banana in your pocket?
They're for sale in the gift shop at Parrot Jungle, which has some folks crying foul
The rabbit and vulture problem at MIA hits its Malthusian limit
More evidence Miami's daily paper is for the birds: No courthouse buzzard story
The Zoological Society says Metrozoo makes fundraising impossible. Metrozoo says the Zoological Society doesn't know from fundraising.