Stories written by Cindy Castelblanco

Walmart agrees to be presenting sponsor of Zoo Squad characters

Walmart agrees to be presenting sponsor of Zoo Squad characters

Walmart, the Zoological Society of Florida and Zoo Miami have entered into a unique 16-month strategic alliance wherein Walmart will be the presenting sponsor of the current community- and education-focused Zoo Squad mascots at Zoo Miami. The financial specifics of the relationship were not disclosed. This pioneering partnership will manifest itself as “Zoo Miami Zoo Squad […]

Zoological Society of Fla. to host Feast With the Beasts on Mar. 7

The Zoological Society of Florida and Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152 St., are hosting Feast With the Beasts on Mar. 7 to celebrate wildlife and tantalize your palates with tastes of the most extraordinary dishes created by some of South Florida’s most renowned fine food establishments. Proudly presented by Ryder, Feast With the Beasts will […]

Moore appointed president, CEO of Zoological Society of Florida

Moore appointed president, CEO of Zoological Society of Florida

The Zoological Society of Florida recently announced that it has appointed William W. Moore as its president and CEO following an extensive national search led by Witt/Kieffer. Moore joins Zoo Miami and the ZSF at a critical time as it embarks on major capital projects including construction of a new entrance and the “Florida: Mission […]

Celebrate the holidays with exciting events at Zoo Miami

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This holiday season Zoo Miami is hosting a variety of exciting and fun activities for everyone. Guests can enjoy thousands of beautiful animal-shaped lights and dazzling tree lights as they stroll the zoo during the nine nights of Zoo Lights; they can enjoy a Holiday Breakfast with the Zoo Squad, and watch the animals open […]

Inaugural ZooRun 5K and ZooKids Dash set for ZooMiami, Sept. 15

For the first time in 10 years, Zoo Miami will host a 5K race it can call its own. The Zoological Society of Florida and West Kendall Baptist Hospital have partnered to offer two fun, wild events on Sept. 15. Unlike other 5K runs and walks held at the zoo, this event will offer benefits […]

Inaugural 5K Run, Kids Dash at ZooMiami, Sept. 15

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For the first time in 10 years, Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152 St., will host a 5K race it can call its own. The Zoological Society of Florida and West Kendall Baptist Hospital will offer a pair of fun, wild events on Sept. 15. Unlike other 5Ks and walks at the zoo, this one will […]

ZSF announces new director of corporate, individual giving

ZSF announces new director of corporate, individual giving

Ivett Iglesias is the new director of corporate and individual giving for the Zoological Society of Florida (ZSF). With five years of experience in development and advancement, Iglesias will manage the development, implementation and operation of fundraising activities that target primarily corporate and individual donors. Iglesias’ primary responsibilities will be to solicit new donations and […]

Zoo Miami’s fun new website geared toward children, parents, educators

Zoo Miami and the Zoological Society of Florida have announced the launch of www.funzoomiami.org, a state-of-theart website created for students, parents and educators to encourage learning, promote wildlife conservation, and inspire a stronger interest in science. www.Funzoomiami.org is a colorful, vibrant, eye-catching experience which covers the world’s geographic regions, animals, habitats, adaptation, and conservation efforts. […]

Feast With the Beasts at Zoo Miami, March 1

Feast With the Beasts is the annual Zoo Miami fundraiser that combines tastes from more than 40 South Florida restaurants, open bars, wild animal encounters and live entertainment. The Zoological Society of Florida hosts the ‘Feast’ this year on March 1 to celebrate wildlife and tantalize palates with tastes of the most extraordinary dishes created […]

Crittercam exhibit captures world through animals’ eyes

Crittercam exhibit captures world through animals’ eyes

Swim through tropical landscapes with turtles, dive beneath the ice with penguins and forage in the forest with a family of bears — experience life as animals do in a new traveling exhibition opening at Zoo Miami. “National Geographic Crittercam: The World Through Animal Eyes,” a 6,000- square-foot traveling exhibition developed by the National Geographic […]

Vote ‘YES’ on Village charter amendments

Vote ‘YES’ on Village charter amendments

The Pinecrest Village Council has scheduled a special election for Tuesday, Nov. 6, to submit three proposed amendments to the voters. The special election will coincide with the Presidential Election. The amendments, recommended by the independent Charter Revision Commission, a board of Pinecrest citizens, relate to the swearing-in date of elected officials, budget reports and […]

Scary Spooktober coming to Zoo Miami, Oct. 17-31

Enjoy a host of Halloween festivities, Oct. 17-31, during Spooktober at Zoo Miami presented by Dixie Crystals and Baptist Children’s Diagnostic Center. If you dare, enter Dr. Wilde’s Creepy House, a full-scale haunted house at Dr. Wilde’s World from Oct. 17 to 31. If dressing up and partying is your thing, show up to the […]

Zoo Miami announces opening of new Playworld Playground

Recreational area features new “wet” and “dry” playgrounds for kids to enjoy.

Zoo Miami has announced the opening of its new Playworld Playground that contains two play areas — Jungle Journey and Ocean Voyage. 52 With more than 1.5 acres of play and picnic space, kids ages 12 and under have plenty of room to explore the splashing water features and jungle gym while parents supervise in […]

Ford, Zoo Miami join together to offer $5 admission days

Recreational area features new “wet” and “dry” playgrounds for kids to enjoy.

“Zoo Miami is such a great community resource and we want as many fami- lies as possible to enjoy it,” said Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company. “In celebration of Independence Day, Ford is pleased to provide support so that the zoo is accessible to more people during this holiday week.” Representatives from Ford will […]

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