Category: naples zoo
Monday, June 17, 2019
By Darryl Windham, Horticulture Manager
Nothing adds a tropical ambiance to gardens quite like palm trees. Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is uniquely situated in a part of Florida that can grow a wide variety of palms beyond the twelve species native to the state. There are 2,600 species of palms known to science. They occur on every continent, with the exception of Antarctica, and inhabit a wide variety of ecosystems. Some interesting facts about palms is...
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Wednesday, July 5, 2017
By Tim Tetzlaff, Director of Conservation
Like innocents arriving through a portal from the Pleistocene past, South America’s giant armadillos and giant anteaters naively wander a gauntlet of modern dangers. To give voice to these quiet creatures, a team of conservationists led by Dr. Arnaud Desbiez and supported by zoos continues to raise awareness as they answer foundational questions that just may let these creatures survive in the today’s Anthropocene age. Their...
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