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What is the best zoo to see in southern Florida?

I want to visit a zoo in Florida. I will be in Miami and Orlando in july. What is the best zoo to visit? [more inside]
posted by Kilovolt on Feb 1, 2014 - 6 answers

On the care and feeding of feces-flinging primates

This is a question for the zookeepers of MetaFilter. [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Feb 1, 2014 - 2 answers

Black and White and Protected By Multilateral Treaty All Over

The #1 item on my eight year-old son's Christmas list is "AN ACTUAL PENGUIN". Please help me creatively accommodate his request without violating the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Dec 17, 2013 - 17 answers

Which zoos in NE USA/Canada offer animal encounters?

I am looking for a zoo which offers a "behind the scenes" encounter with monkeys, ideally in North East USA/Canada. [more inside]
posted by unlaced on Jun 24, 2013 - 10 answers

Which Boston Zoo? Or no zoo?

Boston mefites! Would like to take my husband and 4 year old to the zoo tomorrow for Father's Day. Which zoo, Franklin Park, or Stone Zoo, is the most fun? Also, any restaurants around the zoos that are recommended? [more inside]
posted by MadMadam on Jun 15, 2013 - 9 answers

Anywhere to see tropical birds in New York City Area?

My 10-year-old nephew lives in Cranford, NJ and really likes tropical birds. My wife and I said for Christmas we'd take him to the zoo hopefully to see some birds and really the only research I had done was to confirm the Prospect Park Zoo (which is the same thing as the Brooklyn Zoo??) was open in the winter, but when I look at the site there's not much mention of tropical birds. Is there anything better in the area?
posted by theNeutral on Jan 3, 2013 - 13 answers

Have you volunteered at a zoo?

Have you ever volunteered at a zoo? What did you do? [more inside]
posted by xyzzy on Dec 28, 2012 - 17 answers

Why kill the tiger?

This report from a few days ago got me thinking. When a dangerous zoo animal, like a tiger or a lion, kills a (negligent?) caretaker or escapes and kills another human, why is it (usually?) killed? I know that humans kill dogs that have bitten someone, but these animals are in a cage anyway, so I don't get it. They're in the cage to prevent them from killing humans, right? So what's the point? Not vengeance, surely?
posted by Skyanth on Aug 29, 2012 - 12 answers

Looking for suggestions for a inexpensive beach-front hotel within 45 minutes of Boston.

Looking for a inexpensive hotel within easy walking distance of a beach that's also within a 30-45 minute metro trip to the Boston aquarium. [more inside]
posted by victoriab on Aug 5, 2012 - 10 answers

Why does a woman breastfeed a deer?

What is the meaning/story behind a statue of a woman breastfeeding a deer near the Taipei Zoo MRT station? [more inside]
posted by YukonQuirm on Jul 26, 2012 - 9 answers

I love animals. How do I pursue my interest without joining the kids in the petting zoo?

Like most kids, I loved animals growing up. Unlike most kids, though, I never grew out of it! My passion has remained with me into my 30s. I still squat down on the sidewalk to watch an interesting bug walk by and stare at the ubiquitous squirrels outside. I want to know everything about all kinds of animals, interact with as many as possible and observe them in all environments. [more inside]
posted by dede on Jun 25, 2012 - 33 answers

NSW wombat encounter?

I would like to meet a wombat in Newcastle or Sydney. How can I do this? I will pay money. [more inside]
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike on Mar 3, 2012 - 10 answers

Why is there a price posted for the "Skyfari" cable car at the San Diego Zoo?

Why is there a price posted for the "Skyfari" cable car at the San Diego Zoo? [more inside]
posted by madcaptenor on Oct 24, 2011 - 9 answers

Favorite museum/garden/attraction visitor experience technology?

What is your favorite, can't miss museum, botanical garden, aquarium, zoo or other attraction that is using cool visitor experience technology? Bonus points if they're in Washington, D.C., New York City, San Francisco, Portland, Los Angeles or Seattle. [more inside]
posted by ..ooOOoo....ooOOoo.. on Mar 14, 2011 - 15 answers

Does anyone know of a petting zoo / farm in London which keeps 'micro pigs'?

Does anyone know of a petting zoo / farm which keeps 'micro pigs' in or near London?
posted by FuckingAwesome on Feb 15, 2011 - 1 answer

I want to feed a giraffe for my birthday near DFW. Hope?

Feeding the giraffes: does anyone have personal experience with this at the Fort Worth Zoo or the newly opened Dallas Zoo exhibit? What is it like -- can you purchase food? Is there a better possibility as a day trip from DFW? [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Jul 21, 2010 - 9 answers

Is this zoo statement about tree branches (and apes) true?

What's the real reason apes evolved to move through trees using arms rather than legs and a tail; why do they swing rather than jump? Surely not because "a tree branch can hold more weight above than it than below it" (as purported by a suspect sheet of "fun facts" at the zoo). [more inside]
posted by theDTs on May 28, 2010 - 21 answers

Did a zoo really shoot a baby hippo?

Did Auckland zoo(in New Zealand) really shoot a baby hippo because of budget constraints? [more inside]
posted by Phcyso on Apr 20, 2010 - 7 answers

Cute, but they'd probably tear your face off

What were these small cats I saw in the predator house at the Berlin Zoo? [more inside]
posted by soelo on Dec 31, 2009 - 5 answers

What do zoos do with large animals that die

What do zoos do with large animals that die? I heard about a giraffe at the Santa Barbara zoo that died and it got me to wondering about what they'd do with the body. I'm guessing they wouldn't just feed it to predator animals (even though that seems kind of efficient and circle of lifeish) so do they bury them, burn them, stuff them?
posted by willnot on Dec 15, 2009 - 12 answers

Caged beast poem

Trying to track down a poem I remember reading at school. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Nov 12, 2009 - 2 answers

What kind of water to sea lions in zoos need?

Do sea lions in zoos need to have salt water to swim in? [more inside]
posted by edavidoff on Jul 20, 2009 - 5 answers

Pandas in Atlanta or DC?

Should I see Giant Pandas in Atlanta or Washington, D.C.? [more inside]
posted by soelo on Feb 27, 2009 - 19 answers

Where can I go from here?

Where can I go from here? I switched jobs (from waitressing to working at a pet store) a month ago, and plan on staying at the pet store for about a year. What can I do with pet store experience? [more inside]
posted by d13t_p3ps1 on Jul 23, 2008 - 8 answers

Best UK Zoo

What is the best zoo in the United Kingdom, in your opinion? [more inside]
posted by chuckdarwin on Apr 27, 2007 - 8 answers

Where can I hold a baby monkey or ape?

I've always wanted to hold a baby monkey or ape - actually, particularly a baby ape. Are there any places in New England where I can make this dream happen? [more inside]
posted by tastybrains on Jul 27, 2006 - 14 answers

Zoo story.

I am in Philadelphia. My wife and I would like to travel from Reading Terminal Market to the zoo by public transportation. How do we best do it? Also, we would like to get to Citizens Bank Park via public transport today. Is this possible? The web site has a lot of information about parking but nothing about getting there by public transport.
posted by Mayor Curley on May 20, 2006 - 7 answers

Washington DC with kids

Washington, DC hotels: The kids and I are going to see Butterstick! next weekend. I haven't been to DC in a long, long time. [more inside]
posted by SashaPT on Jan 10, 2006 - 23 answers

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