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  • Camel Rides at the Naples Zoo

    Camel Rides at the Naples Zoo

    The camels are back at the Naples Zoo! Daily from 9:30 AM – 4 PM, February 3, thru May 6, 2017. It’s said a camel is a horse designed by committee. That says more about bureaucracy than zoology and is certainly not the kindest of sentiments for these astounding “ships of the desert.” They are perfectly suited for their harsh, hot, and cold environments. A camel can even survive losing over 30% of its water. A double row of eyelashes […]

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  • Get Closer at the Naples Zoo

    Get Closer at the Naples Zoo

    Get closer to animals. Get closer to nature. Get closer to family. Learn more about the Naples Zoo @ www.napleszoo.org

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  • 19′ Reticulated Python at Naples Zoo

    19′ Reticulated Python at Naples Zoo

    You have to see it to believe it! This enormous reticulated python at Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is over 19 feet long and weighs approximately 200 pounds, and she’s still growing!!! To learn more about this fascinating reptile, visit: http://napleszoo.com/Visitor_Info/zoo-events/pythons.html

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  • American White Ibis Nesting with Chicks

    American White Ibis Nesting with Chicks

    The ibis is a common sight in SW Florida. Most of you have seen flocks of them parading throughout the neighborhood, probing lawns in search of food. But how many of you have seen them nesting? In July of 2014, we were fortunate enough to get a shot of a nesting ibis with her chicks at the Naples Zoo. Enjoy! See more of the Naples Zoo bird rookery @ http://swfltv.com/?p=1780

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  • Tricolored Heron Chicks at the Naples Zoo

    Tricolored Heron Chicks at the Naples Zoo

    A medium-sized, slender heron of the southeastern United States, the Tricolored Heron was formerly known as the Louisiana Heron. For years, herons, egrets, ibis, anhingas, and other birds have nested at Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens – drawn by the natural protection against tree-climbing predators provided by the giant reptiles of Alligator Bay. This rookery is active in the spring and early summer. Over half a dozen species nest around the bay with an average of around 80 nests. See […]

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  • New Florida Panther Exhibit Opens Summer 2015 at Naples Zoo

    New Florida Panther Exhibit Opens Summer 2015 at Naples Zoo

    Opening Summer 2015, Naples Zoo’s Florida Panther exhibit will be the new home for Uno. Uno is an approximately 2-year-old male rescued in October by FWC biologists. After surviving a shotgun blast to both the face and hindquarters, the wounded and blinded cat may have been surviving on road kill for up to six weeks before he was found. He quickly received exceptional medical care at the Animal Specialty Hospital of Florida and Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo where he began […]

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  • Hand-feed the Giraffes at the Naples Zoo

    Hand-feed the Giraffes at the Naples Zoo

    While strolling through the historic tropical gardens you can hand-feed the giraffes, take a guided Primate Expedition Cruise, catch an animal training session in Safari Canyon and watch as trained professionals hand-feed giant alligators. Learn more @ http://napleszoo.org  

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  • Hand-feed the Giraffes at the Naples Zoo

    Hand-feed the Giraffes at the Naples Zoo

    There’s nothing quite like watching the world’s tallest animal lean down to you and nibble a treat from your hand. Best of all, you can enjoy this experience every day between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Naples Zoo. For just $5, you’ll receive a serving of three tasty leaves of romaine lettuce from Wynn’s Market. It’s an experience you won’t forget as you get an incredible close up view of our elegant giraffe. Save up to $3 per person […]

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  • Video Tour of Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

    Video Tour of Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

    Are you looking for something to do, someplace to go…somewhere that the whole family will enjoy? Come to the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens! From anteaters to zebras, there’s something for everyone at this nationally accredited zoo and historic tropical garden! The history of the Gardens began almost a century ago when conservationist Dr. Henry Nehrling purchased the land for the Gardens as a location to host his extensive plant collection. Today the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is a […]

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  • Dr. Julian Fennessy talks about Giraffe Conservation while visiting Naples Zoo

    Dr. Julian Fennessy talks about Giraffe Conservation while visiting Naples Zoo

    One of the most recognizable animals on the planet is also one of the least studied. That’s especially challenging at a time when we’ve lost 40% – almost half the world’s wild giraffes in about a decade. Dr. Julian Fennessy, is the Executive Director and Conservation Scientist & Trustee of the Giraffe Conservation Foundation. While visiting the Naples Zoo, Dr. Fennessy spoke to us about how the GCF is partnering with zoos and other organizations to help save this iconic […]

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  • National Geographic’s Luke Dollar visits Naples Zoo

    National Geographic’s Luke Dollar visits Naples Zoo

    09/04/2014: National Geographic Emerging Explorer, Luke Dollar, visited the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens to teach several groups of Collier County fourth graders about the Fossa of Madagascar and the importance of science. Collier County Public Schools streamed the event, live to other 4th grade classrooms throughout the county, reaching approximately 3,000 Collier students. Learn more about Luke Dollar at: www.nationalgeographic.com/explorers/bios/luke-dollar/

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  • Get Wildly Close to Leopards at Naples Zoo’s Leopard Rock

    Get Wildly Close to Leopards at Naples Zoo’s Leopard Rock

    Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens Leopard Rock, is a truly thrilling experience. To create the strongest feeling of no separation between you and the leopards, seven-foot-high glass panels are set within a recess of a rock textured concrete pad – no curb or edge to break the illusion. The cats and you can stand nose to nose on the same even surface separated only by just over an inch of clear zoo-grade glass. Living trees, a recreated kopje rock feature, […]

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  • The Historic Tropical Gardens at Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

    The Historic Tropical Gardens at Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

    The Naples Zoo is located within what began as Dr. Henry Nehrling’s “Tropical Garden,” in 1919. In this video, Naples Zoo’ Director of Conservation, Tim Tetzlaff talks about the zoo’s colorful history. This year, Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens celebrates four anniversaries: 95 years as a botanical garden; 60 years being open to the public; 45 years as a zoo; and 10 years since the vote to purchase the land. It’s been a wild 95 years with an even more […]

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  • Safari Canyon Theater at Naples Zoo

    Safari Canyon Theater at Naples Zoo

    A two-toed sloth, an African crested porcupine, a gila monster and an ocelot are just a few of the animals you might get to see and learn about, up close during one of the daily shows in Safari Canyon theater at Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens. Save up to $3 per person when you buy your Naples Zoo admission tickets online @ www.napleszoo.org

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  • Jungle Larry & Safari Jane’s Snakes Alive! Presentation at Naples Zoo

    Jungle Larry & Safari Jane’s Snakes Alive! Presentation at Naples Zoo

    This is an excerpt from a video we are producing for the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens. Snakes Alive! is named in honor of the Zoo’s founders, Jungle Larry and Safari Jane. In addition to their other achievements, they spent decades helping both adults and children overcome their fear of snakes as well as the beneficial role that many reptiles play throughout nature. Learn more about Snakes Alive! @ www.napleszoo.com/Visitor_Info/zoo-events/snake-sunbathing.html

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  • 90 Seconds of Cuteness, brought to you by the Naples Zoo & SWFL-TV

    90 Seconds of Cuteness, brought to you by the Naples Zoo & SWFL-TV

    Watch as Baku and Cleo, brother and sister serval kittens explore and play in the Safari Canyon theater at Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens. Seen here at only 8 weeks old, these future spotted killers are one of the cutest creatures you’ve ever seen. But as adults, Africa’s serval cats are one of the world’s most successful hunters. Lean more about this cuddly pair @ http://napleszoo.org

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  • Africa’s Serval Kittens, New at the Naples Zoo!

    Africa’s Serval Kittens, New at the Naples Zoo!

    As adults, Africa’s serval cats are one of the world’s most successful hunters. But as kittens, these future spotted killers are one of the cutest creatures you’ve ever seen. The kittens were 8 weeks old at the time of this filming. Save up to $3 per person when you buy your admission tickets to Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens online @ www.napleszoo.org  

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  • Sahara Survivors, the Endangered Slender-horned Gazelle at the Naples Zoo

    Sahara Survivors, the Endangered Slender-horned Gazelle at the Naples Zoo

    Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens recently welcomed a trio of endangered gazelles native to the unforgiving and otherworldly dunes of the Sahara Desert. Known as slender-horned gazelles, as few as 250 of these elegant creatures may yet traverse northern Africa’s sand seas west of the Nile River. The new arrivals are part of a Species Survival Plan® for these endangered creatures. Visitors to Southwest Florida’s only accredited zoo can see these rare gazelles in the African Oasis exhibit living among […]

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  • Gator Attacks Drone at the Naples Zoo!

    Gator Attacks Drone at the Naples Zoo!

    This alligator thought he was going to make a meal out of our drone! See these giant reptiles up close and personal at Naples Zoo’s Alligator Bay. Learn more about these meat munching monsters at: www.napleszoo.com/Visitor_Info/zoo-events/alligatorbay.html

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  • Striped Hyenas at the Naples Zoo

    Striped Hyenas at the Naples Zoo

    These carnivores are rarely seen in the United States. Naples Zoo is home to two of just fifteen in the nation. Be one of the few in the U.S. to see them! Learn more about the striped hyena @ www.napleszoo.com/Visitor_Info/zoo-events/striped-hyena.html Save up to $3 per person when you buy your admission tickets for the Naples Zoo online at: www.napleszoo.org

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  • Alligator Bay Feeding at the Naples Zoo

    Alligator Bay Feeding at the Naples Zoo

    Coconut palms and a host of tropical plants surround the sun-sparkled waters of Alligator Bay at the Naples Zoo. Look more closely and you’ll see giant reptiles gliding through the waters or sunning on the banks and islands. At the daily Alligator Bay Feeding, you’ll learn the truths behind the myths about the more than one million alligators that make their homes in Florida. This natural lake environment is also home to numerous native wildlife species including an annual rookery […]

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  • Alligator “Love is In the Air” at the Naples Zoo!

    Alligator “Love is In the Air” at the Naples Zoo!

    Spring is here and you might think we’re crazy, but it looks like these 2 gators are falling in love. You can see these giant reptiles in Alligator Bay at the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens. Save up to $3 per person when you buy your zoo admission tickest online at: www.napleszoo.org

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  • See this Giant Anteater at the Naples Zoo

    See this Giant Anteater at the Naples Zoo

    You can see this knuckle-walking, sharp-clawed, long-faced giant at Naples Zoo’s Wonders of the New World exhibit, along with other South American wildlife that includes: a two-toed sloth, cotton-top tamarin monkeys and red-footed tortoises. Save up to $3 per person when you buy your admission tickets to the Naples Zoo online at: www.napleszoo.org  

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  • Malayan Tiger Playing in the Pool at the Naples Zoo

    Malayan Tiger Playing in the Pool at the Naples Zoo

    There’s nothing more refreshing than a dip in the pool on hot summer day in Southwest Florida. Just ask this Malayan tiger at Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens and we’re sure he’ll agree!  Learn more about the Malayan tiger at: www.napleszoo.com/New/Indochinese-tigers.htm Save up to $3 per person when you buy your zoo admission tickets online at: www.napleszoo.org

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