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African Grey Parrot | The Maryland Zoo

Oct 30, 2017  · African greys are kept as pets in many parts of the world and their popularity dates back centuries. They were a favored pet among the noble classes of ancient Rome. If you ever consider keeping a parrot as a pet, be aware that these are long-lived and highly intelligent birds that require considerable care and attention.

Actived: Thursday Jan 1, 1970

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The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Posted: (52 years ago) The Zoo’s mission is to inspire and educate people to join with it in the active support and conservation of wildlife and wild places. The Zoo is committed to serving its communities by engaging people with the wonder of the living world through personal encounters that …

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Penguin Encounters | The Maryland Zoo

Posted: (52 years ago) PENGUIN ENCOUNTER PRICES. Adults and children ages 5 & over: (Children under 5 years of age are NOT permitted for this Zoo Experience). $49 for Zoo Members; $59 for Non-members*; Tickets: One ticket required per guest. Children ages 5 through 15 must be accompanied by a ticketed adult on a 3 child: 1 adult ratio.

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New Zoo Ticketing & Guidelines | The Maryland Zoo

Posted: (52 years ago) What You Need To Know: Timed entry reservations are required for ALL guests and Zoo members; Masks are required in designated areas (for guests 5 years of age & over). In all other locations, the wearing of masks is strongly encouraged. Guests should maintain 6ft social distance from other groups and practice frequent hand washing.; All reciprocal programs are currently paused due to the pandemic.

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Adopt an Animal | The Maryland Zoo

Posted: (52 years ago) Sep 22, 2017  · Currently, the Zoo is featuring the adoption packages shown above, but all Maryland Zoo animals are available for adoption. With the choice of any other Zoo resident, you will receive an official adoption certificate, picture of your animal and …

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Live Cams & Feeds | The Maryland Zoo

Posted: (52 years ago) Live cams of Penguin Coast and underwater view of penguins swimming. See deep diving up to 8 ft beneath the surface in the swim channel.

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Zoo Shop | The Maryland Zoo

Posted: (52 years ago) Zoo Shop. From memberships and animal adoptions to unique behind-the-scenes tours, the Zoo has a gaggle of shopping and gift-giving options. Plus, every item you purchase helps to support the Zoo’s wildlife, conservation, and education programs.

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Meet The Animals | The Maryland Zoo

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 24, 2017  · Meet the animals who live at the Maryland Zoo! Find your new favorite creature (we have penguins, giraffes and bears oh my!) and come visit the Zoo today.

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Green-winged Macaw | The Maryland Zoo

Posted: (52 years ago) Oct 30, 2017  · Green-winged macaws, like many other species of parrot, also have been pressured by over-collection for the international pet trade. These birds are now protected by CITES II, which prohibits trade in wild-caught parrots.

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Lesser Hedgehog Tenrec | The Maryland Zoo

Posted: (52 years ago) What is an Animal Ambassador? The Maryland Zoo refers to its special collection of education program animals as “Animal Ambassadors.” The Zoo currently cares for more than 60 Animal Ambassadors, representing more than 40 species, both native and exotic.

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Eastern Box Turtle | The Maryland Zoo

Posted: (52 years ago) Never return a pet or rescued turtle to the wild without first contacting the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Educate friends and family about the importance of observing – but not touching, disturbing or collecting – turtles in the wild. When visiting wetlands, tread lightly and …

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Lionhead Rabbit | The Maryland Zoo

Posted: (52 years ago) What is an Animal Ambassador? The Maryland Zoo refers to its special collection of education program animals as “Animal Ambassadors.” The Zoo currently cares for more than 60 Animal Ambassadors, representing more than 40 species, both native and exotic.

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North American River Otter | The Maryland Zoo

Posted: (52 years ago) Overview “Where I live” Although called river otters, their name is somewhat misleading. River otters live in many different kinds of water throughout North America, including rivers, streams, lakes, ponds, wetlands, and coastal shorelines and marshes.

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Black Rat Snake | The Maryland Zoo

Posted: (52 years ago) Overview “Where I live” Black rat snakes are native to the central and eastern United States. They live in a variety of habitats, from rocky hillsides to flat farmland, and are able to …

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African Lion | The Maryland Zoo

Posted: (52 years ago) WEIGHT. Male: 330‑550 lb (150‑250 kg) Female: 264‑400 lb (120‑181 kg)

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Indian Python | The Maryland Zoo

Posted: (52 years ago) The Indian python and other python species have long been hunted for their skins, which are made into fashionable accessories, and trapped for the pet trade. People also tend to kill large snakes such as the Indian python out of fear. Additionally, this species of snake is …

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Corn Snake | The Maryland Zoo

Posted: (52 years ago) Corn snakes are not listed as federally endangered. They are considered a species of special concern in Florida because they face habitat loss and destruction in the lower Keys. They are often mistaken for copperheads and killed. They are also popular pets, and may be collected from the wild for the pet trade.

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Leopard Tortoise | The Maryland Zoo

Posted: (52 years ago) Any potential owner of a pet leopard tortoise needs to remember and consider carefully that these tortoises, like many species of tortoise, can live a very long time. Their lifespan in the wild is not well known, but their average lifespan is likely between 80 and 100 years. The Story Continues Taxonomy .

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Spotted Turtle | The Maryland Zoo

Posted: (52 years ago) As habitat loss takes its toll, it becomes even more challenging for each population to sustain itself. This species depends upon long-term reproductive contributions from all adults, so the loss of even a few adults to pet collection or traffic accidents significantly harms a given population.

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Find an Event | The Maryland Zoo

Posted: (52 years ago) Find an Event. Events for kids, events for adults, events for everyone. Whether you like learning, painting, exploring or beer festivals, there’s something for everyone to do at the Zoo.

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FAQs | The Maryland Zoo

Posted: (52 years ago) Penguin Coast, the Zoo’s state-of-the-art, award-winning African penguin exhibit, houses over 70 penguins and lets you see them closer than ever.At Polar Bear Watch visitors can watch Anoki cavort in and out of the water from a Tundra Buggy®, like those used in the Arctic. Visitors learn about animals in their own backyard, as well as those in more exotic locales, when they take a trek ...

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Goat Grooming | The Maryland Zoo

Posted: (52 years ago) Jun 13, 2018  · Bring the family for a chance to brush, groom and pet our various species of goats. An ideal spot for young zoogoers, the goat grooming corral is a relaxed, open and entertaining addition to any Zoo trip. Goat Grooming takes place daily from 10:30am-3:30pm.

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Egyptian Tortoise | The Maryland Zoo

Posted: (52 years ago) Egyptian tortoises are listed as critically endangered by the IUCN, the world’s leading conservation organization. They are threatened by habitat loss, over-collection for the pet …

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Red-footed Tortoise | The Maryland Zoo

Posted: (52 years ago) Overview “Where I live” Native to Central and South America, red-footed tortoises inhabit tropical forest and open grasslands. The Maryland Zoo features red-footed tortoises among its Animal Ambassadors, which are introduced to audiences in education programs on and off grounds.

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Military Macaw | The Maryland Zoo

Posted: (52 years ago) They are also threatened by humans who traffic them illegally for the pet industry. Nest-poaching remains a pervasive threat, even in protected areas. Conservation. The military macaw is listed as vulnerable by the IUCN, the world’s leading conservation organization. There are only a few thousand military macaws left in the wild, somewhere in ...

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Sulcata Tortoise | The Maryland Zoo

Posted: (52 years ago) The Sulcata tortoise, also known as the African spurred tortoise, is the third largest species of tortoise in the world, after the Galapagos tortoise and the Aldabra …

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Central Bearded Dragon | The Maryland Zoo

Posted: (52 years ago) Before considering this or any other reptile as a pet, though, be sure to do your research. Learn how to properly care for a central bearded dragon and be sure that you can take full responsibility before bringing one into your home and into your family. The Story Continues Taxonomy . Taxonomy.

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Feed a Giraffe | The Maryland Zoo

Posted: (52 years ago) Cost: $4 per piece for Zoo members; $5 per piece for Non-members; Hours of Operation: The feeding station is open daily, animal and weather permitting. Please be aware that our giraffe yard must be very dry to allow the giraffe access to the feeding station.

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Indian Runner Duck | The Maryland Zoo

Posted: (52 years ago) What is an Animal Ambassador? The Maryland Zoo refers to its special collection of education program animals as “Animal Ambassadors.” The Zoo currently cares for more than 60 Animal Ambassadors, representing more than 40 species, both native and exotic.

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Mexican Redknee Tarantula | The Maryland Zoo

Posted: (52 years ago) They were historically captured in the thousands for the pet trade. Currently, they are listed on CITES Appendix II, meaning that special permits are now required to collect them, yet the total population is still declining, and this is still due in part to over-collection. Another more pressing threat facing tarantulas is habitat loss due to ...

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Prehensile-tailed Skink | The Maryland Zoo

Posted: (52 years ago) Prehensile-tailed skinks may be preyed upon by birds of prey, snakes, and rats. They are also threatened by people who capture them illegally for the pet trade. When threatened, this typically sluggish and docile reptile will hiss and possibly bite in self-defense. Conservation

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Brown Bear | The Maryland Zoo

Posted: (52 years ago) STATUS. Least Concern - Within the continental U.S., grizzly bears, a North American subspecies of brown bear, are listed as threatened by sub-population under the federal Endangered Species Act.

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Ostrich | The Maryland Zoo

Posted: (52 years ago) Contrary to popular belief, an ostrich never buries its head in the sand. It doesn’t need to. It is the largest living species of bird on the planet and the fastest animal on two legs. It can’t fly, but it can sprint up to 40 mph and land a very powerful kick!

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Striped Skunk | The Maryland Zoo

Posted: (52 years ago) When hunting and foraging, skunks sniff among leaves and underbrush and dig with their front claws. They eat plant material, bird eggs, insects, small rodents, frogs, and earthworms. Skunks also scavenge garbage and pet food.

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American Badger | The Maryland Zoo

Posted: (52 years ago) What is an Animal Ambassador? The Maryland Zoo refers to its special collection of education program animals as “Animal Ambassadors.” The Zoo currently cares for more than 60 Animal Ambassadors, representing more than 40 species, both native and exotic.

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Panamanian Golden Frog | The Maryland Zoo

Posted: (52 years ago) Habitat loss remains the most serious threat, but pollution, disease, climate change, and over-collection for the pet trade are also significant. Some of these threats can be mitigated through legal and physical protection of species, but many – such as the amphibian chytrid fungus — cannot.

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Test confirms wild groundhog caught at Maryland Zoo was ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Jul 13, 2017  · Keep your pet under your control at all times, especially when traveling. Enjoy wildlife from a distance and do not feed or attempt to rescue wildlife. Avoid sick animals and any that are acting in an unusual manner. Cover garbage cans securely and do not leave pet food outside. Do not relocate wildlife. Prevent bats from entering your home.

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Northern Pine Snake | The Maryland Zoo

Posted: (52 years ago) It is considered a threatened species in New Jersey, and is thought to be in decline throughout its northeastern range. It is threatened by loss of habitat due to development, illegal collection for the pet trade, and indiscriminate harassment and attack by humans.

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Polar Bear | The Maryland Zoo

Posted: (52 years ago) To All Animals ursus maritimus Polar Bear Polar bears are the largest predators to walk the earth – or the frozen sea, as it were. They also are a vulnerable species treading on ever thinner ice as a direct result of global climate change.

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Eastern Newt or Red-spotted Newt | The Maryland Zoo

Posted: (52 years ago) Overview “Where I live” Eastern or red-spotted newts live in forested parts of eastern North America, in or near swamps, streams, ponds, and small pools of fresh water.

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Emperor Scorpion | The Maryland Zoo

Posted: (52 years ago) Emperor scorpions are listed as a species of least concern by the IUCN, the world’s leading conservation organization. Nonetheless, their population is in decline. This and other forest species are threatened particularly by habitat loss due to deforestation. Historically, emperor scorpions have also been over-collected for the pet trade.

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Black Crowned Crane | The Maryland Zoo

Posted: (52 years ago) The species is under pressure because of habitat loss and destruction, as well as over-collection for the pet trade. Much of the wetlands and grasslands of their native equatorial West Africa have been converted to pasture and agricultural land, and drought also has ravaged the land in recent decades.

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Red Ruffed Lemur | The Maryland Zoo

Posted: (52 years ago) Red ruffed lemurs are critically endangered. Their habitat is disappearing, they are over-hunted by people for food, and they also are trapped for the pet trade. With the creation of Masoala National Park in northeastern Madagascar in 1997, red ruffed lemurs are better protected now, although not those living outside park boundaries.

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East African Black Mud Turtle | The Maryland Zoo

Posted: (52 years ago) A female East African black mud turtle has lived at The Maryland Zoo longer than any other animal. She came to the Zoo from Liberia in 1967.

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Posted: (52 years ago) Oct 22, 2015  · Other factors impacting golden frogs included collecting for the local zoos and hotels as well as the illegal international pet trade [this species was listed on CITES Appendix I in 1975 and listed as Endangered under the USFWS Endangered Species Act in 1976], deforestation and habitat alteration by logging and farming that also led to ...

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