Zoos and Aquariums

  • Calendar

    October 16, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    Five Beers You Must Try at Brew at the Zoo

    Miami New Times' Brew at the Zoo returns to Zoo Miami on Saturday, May 3. From 8 - 11 p.m., channel your inner party animal as you sample unlimited beer and rock out to the soulful tunes of Mr. Robert Van Winkle....better known as Vanilla Ice (AKA King of the 90's and a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2014

    Brew at the Zoo is Back: Over 100 Beers and Vanilla Ice

    Miami New Times Brew at the Zoo is back. That means it's time to enjoy hundreds of the world's finest beers alongside the wildest creatures you've ever encountered. No. We're not talking about your college roommates. We're talking about monkeys...and tigers...and Vanilla Ice. It all goes down on Sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    Tiny Florida Panther Kitten Rescued from Abandonment Is Adorable

    A Florida panther kitten has only been alive for one month but has already had quite an eventful life. The kitten was found in late January in Collier County while biologists were conduction field research. The one-pound kitten was found curled into a ball and suffering from dehydration and low bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2013

    Breaking News: Zoo Miami Elephant Unable to Poop

    "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."

  • Calendar

    October 3, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    Carlita, Zoo Miami's White Tiger and Most Memorable Creature, Is Dead

    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.

  • Calendar

    May 30, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    Paul & Young Ron's Home Brewer Competition: Winner Featured at Brew at the Zoo

    Paul and Young Ron might know everything about being the funniest people to every hit the radio airwaves, but did you know they're also beer aficionados? In fact, they love beer so much, they've taken over the fourth annual New Times' Brew at the Zoo, renaming our home brew section the "Paul and Yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Brew at the Zoo Flash Sale: Take $10 Off Tickets Through Sunday

    The fourth annual New Times Brew at the Zoo is creeping up on us as stealthily as a tiger.This 21-and over event, which allows you to sample over 100 beers on Saturday, May 4, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Zoo Miami, promises to be more fun than a barrel of monkeys. Now, more than ever, the craft beer scene ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Win Tickets to Brew at the Zoo (Video)

    Miami is world-famous for its party animals, but most people don't usually think of tigers, monkeys, and gorillas. But they love a good time too. That's why New Times' Brew at the Zoo is such an awesome event. The fourth annual Brew at the Zoo will take place Saturday, May 4, at Zoo Miami from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    Uncle Luke, Naughty by Nature, and Madai Headlining New Times' Brew at the Zoo 2013

    Anything goes in the wild. Especially when there is beer involved. An unlimited supply of more than 100 domestic, international, and microbrew beers, to be exact. And live appearances by Miami's own booty pioneer, a Grammy-winning hip-hop group, and Mr. 305 Inc.'s newest addition. At least that i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Brew at the Zoo is Coming: Get Half-Priced Tickets Today

    Brew at the Zoo is back and better than ever. Where else can you sample over 100 different beers, enjoy a live concert, and mingle with friends -- all in close proximity to a bunch of wild predators?  On Saturday, May 4, from 7 p.m. - 11 p.m., get ready to party with the animals when New Times' ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 13, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    Forget Gators: Florida Kids Can Now Swim With Tiger Cubs

    Up in Tampa Bay the latest craze is to throw all sorts of baby wild animals in the pool and let kids swim with them. Sure, authorities may have put an end to venture that rented out baby alligators to swim at kids' pool parties, but now a private zoo in the area is offering kids the experience of sw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    Brew at the Zoo: Map to Tomorrow's Sudsy Event

    Put your best drinkin' suit on, because tomorrow is the third annual Brew at the Zoo at Zoo Miami. The event features an array of hop-laden beverages ranging from mass-produced brands like Dos Equis and Budweiser to craft offerings from CerveTech and Florida Beer Company.In addition to all the beer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Brew at the Zoo: Music, Babes, Drink, Tickets Almost Gone

    Miami New Times and Zoo Miami are teaming together once more to bring you beer and music in close proximity to apes, tigers, and birds of prey -- at the third annual New Times Brew at the Zoo. On Saturday, April 28 from 7 to 10 p.m (gates open at 6 p.m. for VIP ticket holders), brew, munchies and t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    New Times Brew at the Zoo: VIP Nearly Sold Out, Get Your Tickets Now

    It's that time of year again when Miami New Times and Zoo Miami take the term Animal House the third annual New Times Brew at the Zoo.On Saturday, April 28 from 7 to 10 p.m., hundreds of brews, ales, and other liquid delights will be available for your sampling enjoyment, along with l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Pictures: Zoo Miami Chimp Falls in Love with a Box for Valentine's Day

    ​It's a love story for the ages. The bond between a chimp named Bubbles and her pink, heart-painted box.The couple was set up by Zoo Miami's staff, and the box was stuffed full of the chimp's favorite fruits. All of the apes at the zoo were actually set up with boxes, but judging from the photos p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    New Times Brew at the Zoo: Tickets On Sale Now

    ​Lions, and tigers, and bears...all raise a glass to toast the third annual New Times Brew at the Zoo at Zoo Miami on Saturday, April 28 from 7 to 11 p.m. Dozens of beers, ales, and spirits will be there for the drinking including old favorites, imports, and craft brews. Brew at the Zoo allows you ... More >>

  • Film

    December 22, 2011
  • Calendar

    October 6, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Calder Race Horse Tore Off A Woman's Thumb At Petting Zoo, Lawsuit Claims

    photo by Galopin via Wikimedia CommonsThey look so innocent.​Ah, petting zoos. They seem so innocent, all those pretty horses letting you stroke their manes just like a real-life Sunday morning cartoon. It's great! Until the horse gets a taste for human blood, that is, and decides to bite the thum ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Brew At The Zoo: Get Your Treasure Map Here!

    Photo by Jipsy​All good pirates need a map to lead them to golden treasures. Brew at the Zoo's treasures, like pirate's booty, are golden in color and sought by many. The only difference is that you can drink this bounty. Almost 50 tents will serve up beers and libations including Sam Adams, Grols ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Second Annual Brew at the Zoo Set for April 30

    Photo by JipsyNot sure this guy remembers last year's Brew at the Zoo.​Your girlfriend always tells you that your friends are animals, so prove her right and take her (and all your buddies) to the second annual New Times & Zoo Miami Brew at the Zoo on April 30. Sample beer and spirits from aro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Brew at the Zoo: Five Things You Should Know, Plus Event Map

    No rhinoceroses were harmed in the making of this logo.​In a match made in drunk heaven, Miami Metrozoo and the Miami New Times have paired up for Brew at the Zoo. What took us so long? I mean exotic animals and booze go hand in hand. Our sister paper, New Times Broward-Palm Beach (erroneously rep ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 22, 2010
  • Calendar

    April 8, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    Miami MetroZoo Gets New Horribly Long, Generic Name

    And this sign is so great. Good luck fitting the new name on anything like this.​Zoo is one of the funnest words in the English language, and the name "Miami MetroZoo" is just charming and pretty well known at this point.It's worked for 30 years, and there's nothing wrong with it. So leave it to t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 17, 2009
  • News

    August 27, 2009

    Letters from the Issue of August 27, 2009

    "Zoophiles evidently don't have any consideration for people. Maybe that's why they have to resort to sex with animals."

  • Calendar

    September 6, 2007

    Primal Instincts

    Go ape at Monkey Jungle

  • Calendar

    July 5, 2007

    Get Your Growl On

    Beastie boys and girls hang at Metrozoo

  • Calendar

    November 30, 2006

    Animal House

    This party will be an absolute zoo

  • Culture

    November 16, 2006

    Bare-Knuckled in the Park

    Edward Albee's The Zoo Story makes for a crazy day out

  • Music

    August 17, 2006

    Get in Check

    Brimstone127 offers a thoughtful but fun hip-hop happening

  • News

    December 16, 2004

    The Bitch

    One Ninety Eighty-Sixed

  • News

    October 30, 2003

    Our Feathered Friends

    They're for sale in the gift shop at Parrot Jungle, which has some folks crying foul

  • Recreation

    May 15, 2003
  • Calendar

    April 22, 1999
  • News

    February 5, 1998
  • News

    January 22, 1998

    It's a Jungle in Here!

    The Zoological Society says Metrozoo makes fundraising impossible. Metrozoo says the Zoological Society doesn't know from fundraising.

  • News

    December 25, 1997

    A King and His Not-Quite Castle

    Monkey Jungle's owners say their gorilla is as happy as a clam in his cage. Animal activists say he's going bananas.

  • Film

    January 23, 1997
  • News

    May 9, 1996

    War and Peacocks

    A squabble between two South Dade neighbors has the feathers flying

  • News

    April 25, 1996

    War and Peacocks

    A squabble between two South Dade neighbors has the feathers flying

  • News

    April 4, 1996

    His Own Private Paradise

    Bruce Matheson doesn't need you or anyone else to tell him what's wrong with his family's legacy, Crandon Park. So just step aside, thank you.

  • News

    June 15, 1994

    The Mysterious Mexican Gorilla Caper

    A notorious animal smuggler. Some eager buyers. A bizarre sting operation. A dark and stormy night. No wonder the jurors could hardly believe what they were hearing.

  • News

    March 30, 1994

    Animal Thwackers

    Some Metrozoo volunteers say that visitors are pelting the residents with rocks and other objects -- and that the zoo's administration doesn't seem to care

  • News

    April 7, 1993

    Gorilla Warfare

    Vilified by animal protectionists, indicted for smuggling, praised by the feds. Matthew Block surprised everyone. Maybe even himself.

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