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Encyclopedia > The Maryland Zoo
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore


Date opened 1876
Location Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
# of Animals 2,000
Accreditations/
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AZA
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The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore (formerly The Baltimore Zoo) is a located in Druid Hill Park in Baltimore, Maryland. It is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Home to over 2,000 animals, the zoo is generally considered to be the third oldest zoological park in the United States, having opened in 1876. Until the 1980s, it remained one of America's smallest and dingiest zoos; massive renovation projects in the 1990s, however, have turned the zoo into a larger and much more attractive facility. In 2004, the zoo was struck by financial problems and was forced to reduce its collection size by closing parts of the zoo. The Main Valley was closed due to its age, being incapable of holding animals comfortably, and the Reptile House was closed. The reptiles, as well as gibbons and snow leopards were sent on loan to other zoos and aquariums. Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is active in many conservation programs, notably the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Program and Project Golden Frog; it is the zoo that breeds the greatest number of African black footed penguins. It also helps rehabilitate local wildlife, especially birds of prey such as bald eagles. Image File history File links Maryland_zoo. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1904x1192, 616 KB) Source: Sherurcij File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): The Maryland Zoo User:Sherurcij/images Category: ... 1876 (MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Druid Hill Park is a 745-acre park in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Nickname: Motto: The Greatest City in America,[4] Get in on it. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33... The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (formerly the American Zoo and Aquarium Association), or AZA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, education, science, and recreation. ... Druid Hill Park is a 745-acre park in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Nickname: Motto: The Greatest City in America,[4] Get in on it. ... The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (formerly the American Zoo and Aquarium Association), or AZA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, education, science, and recreation. ... Giraffes in Sydneys Taronga Zoo A zoological garden, zoological park, or zoo is a facility in which animals are confined within enclosures and displayed to the public, and in which they may also be bred. ... Subclasses Anapsida Diapsida Synonyms Reptilia Laurenti, 1768 Reptiles are tetrapods and amniotes, animals whose embryos are surrounded by an amniotic membrane, and members of the class Sauropsida. ... Genera Hylobates Hoolock Nomascus Symphalangus Gibbons are the small apes that are grouped in the family Hylobatidae. ... Binomial name Uncia uncia Schreber, 1775 Range map Synonyms Panthera uncia The Snow Leopard(Uncia uncia[1] or Panthera uncia[2]), sometimes known as the ounce, is a large cat native to the mountain ranges of central and southern Asia. ... Binomial name Spheniscus demersus (Linnaeus, 1758) The African Penguin (Spheniscus demersus), also known as the Blackfooted Penguin (and formerly as the Jackass Penguin), is found on the south-western coast of Africa, living in colonies on 24 islands between Namibia and Algoa Bay, near Port Elizabeth, South Africa, with the...

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African Journey

The largest area of the zoo, the African journey displays a wide range of animals originating from Africa. A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ...


Such exhibits include:

The African Journey is dedicated to Harold & Selma Taylor Orders Falconiformes (Fam. ... Genera Grus Anthropoides Balearica Bugeranus Cranes are large, long-legged and long-necked birds of the order Gruiformes, and family Gruidae. ... Binomial name Tragelaphus spekeii Sclater, 1863 The sitatunga or marshbuck (Tragelaphus spekeii) is a swamp-dwelling antelope found throughout Central Africa centering on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in Botswana and in Zambia. ... Genera Family Erethizontidae Coendou Sphiggurus Erethizon Echinoprocta Chaetomys Family Hystricidae Atherurus Hystrix Thecurus Trichys This article is about the rodent mammal. ... Species Several, see text A gazelle is an antelope of the genus Gazella. ... Male Greater Kudu Female Greater Kudu The Kudu are two species of antelope: Lesser Kudu, Tragelaphus imberbis Greater Kudu, Tragelaphus strepsiceros Kudu: has a symbolic role in Hindu and Buddhist architecture. ... Binomial name Ceratotherium simum Burchell, 1817 The White Rhinoceros original range (orange: Northern (C. s. ... Species Equus zebra Equus hartmannae Equus quagga Equus grevyi The Zebra is a part of the horse family, Equidae, native to central and southern Africa. ... Binomial name Struthio camelus Carolus Linnaeus, 1758 The present-day distribution of Ostriches. ... Binomial name Testudo graeca Linnaeus, 1758 The Greek Tortoise or Spur-thighed Tortoise (Testudo graeca) is one of four European members of the Testudinidae family of tortoises. ... Binomial name Panthera pardus Linnaeus, 1758 Synonyms Felis pardus Linnaeus, 1758 The Leopard (Panthera pardus) is one of the four big cats of the genus Panthera. ... Binomial name Acinonyx jubatus (Schreber, 1775) Type species Acinonyx venator Brookes, 1828 (= Felis jubata, Schreber, 1775) by monotypy The range of the cheetah The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is an endangered member of the cat family (Felidae), a poor climber that hunts by speed and stealth. ... Binomial name Phacochoerus africanus (Pallas, 1766) // Warthogs are really cool man, innit. ... Binomial name Proteles cristatus Sparrman 1783 Aardwolf range The Aardwolf (Proteles cristatus) is a small insectivorous hyena, native to Eastern and Southern Africa. ... Type species Simia troglodytes Blumenbach, 1775 distribution of Species Pan troglodytes Pan paniscus Chimpanzee, often shortened to chimp, is the common name for the two extant species in the genus Pan. ... Species Colobus satanas Colobus angolensis Colobus polykomos Colobus vellerosus Colobus guereza Black-and-white colobus are the Old World monkeys which bear a striking resemblance to skunks. ... Genera Procavia Heterohyrax Dendrohyrax A hyrax (from Greek shrewmouse; South African English: klipdassie) is any of four species of fairly small, thickset, herbivorous mammals in the order Hyracoidea. ... Type Species Propithecus diadema Bennett, 1832 Species Propithecus diadema Propithecus candidus Propithecus edwardsi Propithecus perrieri Propithecus tattersalli Propithecus verreauxi Propithecus coquereli Propithecus deckenii Sifakas are a genus (Propithecus) from the primate family Indriidae. ... Genera Mecistops Crocodylus Osteolaemus See full taxonomy. ... Binomial name Varecia rubra É. Geoffroy, 1812 The Red Ruffed Lemur (Varecia rubra) is one of two species of ruffed lemur, the other being the Black-and-White Ruffed Lemur (Varecia variegata). ... Binomial name Panthera leo (Linnaeus, 1758) Distribution of Lions in Africa Synonyms Felis leo (Linnaeus, 1758) The lion (Panthera leo) is a mammal of the family Felidae and one of four big cats in the genus Panthera. ... Binomial name Giraffa camelopardalis Linnaeus, 1758 Range map The giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is an African even-toed ungulate mammal, the tallest of all land-living animal species. ... Binomial name Okapia johnstoni (P.L. Sclater, 1901) Range map The okapi (Okapia johnstoni) is a mammal of the Ituri Rainforest in central Africa. ... Binomial name Spheniscus demersus (Linnaeus, 1758) The African Penguin (Spheniscus demersus), also known as the Blackfooted Penguin (and formerly as the Jackass Penguin), is found on the south-western coast of Africa, living in colonies on 24 islands between Namibia and Algoa Bay, near Port Elizabeth, South Africa, with the... Genera and Species Loxodonta Loxodonta cyclotis Loxodonta africana Elephas Elephas maximus Elephas antiquus † Elephas beyeri † Elephas celebensis † Elephas cypriotes † Elephas ekorensis † Elephas falconeri † Elephas iolensis † Elephas planifrons † Elephas platycephalus † Elephas recki † Stegodon † Mammuthus † Elephantidae (the elephants) is a family of pachyderm, and the only remaining family in the order Proboscidea...


Elephant exhibit expansion

In March 2006, the Maryland Zoo announced[1] it would be accepting three female African elephants from the Philadelphia Zoo as part of an expanded elephant exhibit. However, the Maryland Zoo has since delayed construction[2] on the elephant habitat, and will thus not be accepting the elephants from Philadelphia. Species Loxodonta adaurora (extinct) Loxodonta africana Loxodonta cyclotis African elephants are the two species of elephants in the genus Loxodonta, one of the two existing genera in Elephantidae. ... The Philadelphia Zoo, located in Fairmount Park on the west bank of the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, was the first zoo in the United States. ...


Maryland Wilderness featuring The Children's Zoo

Displaying animals found in Maryland, visitors can watch otters swim over their heads, jump across lily pads, explore a cave, or climb into giant bird nests. Genera Amblonyx Aonyx Enhydra Lontra Lutra Lutrogale Pteronura The otter (lutrinae) is a carnivorous aquatic or marine mammal part of the family Mustelidae, which also includes weasels, polecats, badgers, as well as others. ...

  • The Bog: features the Bog Turtle, an endangered species.
  • Marsh Aviary & Lily Pads: surrounds a man-made stream featuring many species of ducks and other Maryland birds.
  • The Stream: includes river otters and red fox. You can visit Otter Falls, a submerged archway, and watch as otters swim overhead.
  • The Cave: a beautifully sculpted life-size model of a cave, featuring more than a dozen small exhibits including snakes, bats, and frogs.
  • Giant Tree & Slide: features many tree-dwelling animals, mainly snakes. The slide is a fun way for kids to get back to the ground.
  • Meadow: has animals such as box turtles and American toads. Kids can poke their heads in large bubble-like windows coming out of the ground.
  • The Farmyard: features a variety of rare domestic breeds that can be touched; the highlight is a petting area of friendly African pygmy goats and Nubian goats called The Kid Zone because young goats are called kids and it also attracts children.

The Maryland Wilderness featuring The Children's Zoo is dedicated to Lyn P. Meyerhoff. Binomial name Clemmys muhlenbergii (Schoepff, 1801) The Bog Turtle (Clemmys muhlenbergii) is a turtle native to the Eastern United States. ... blue: sea snakes, black: land snakes Superfamilies and Families Henophidia Aniliidae Anomochilidae Boidae Bolyeriidae Cylindrophiidae Loxocemidae Pythonidae Tropidophiidae Uropeltidae Xenopeltidae Typhlopoidea Anomalepididae Leptotyphlopidae Typhlopidae Xenophidia Acrochordidae Atractaspididae Colubridae Elapidae Hydrophiidae Viperidae A snake is a scaly, limbless, elongate reptile from the order Squamata. ... “Chiroptera” redirects here. ... Distribution of frogs (in black) Suborders Archaeobatrachia Mesobatrachia Neobatrachia - List of Anuran families The frogness babe is an amphibian in the order Anura (meaning tail-less from Greek an-, without + oura, tail), formerly referred to as Salientia (Latin saltare, to jump). ... blue: sea snakes, black: land snakes Superfamilies and Families Henophidia Aniliidae Anomochilidae Boidae Bolyeriidae Cylindrophiidae Loxocemidae Pythonidae Tropidophiidae Uropeltidae Xenopeltidae Typhlopoidea Anomalepididae Leptotyphlopidae Typhlopidae Xenophidia Acrochordidae Atractaspididae Colubridae Elapidae Hydrophiidae Viperidae A snake is a scaly, limbless, elongate reptile from the order Squamata. ... Genera Cuora Pyxidea Terrapene The box turtle is one of several species of turtles. ... Binomial name Bufo americanus (Holbrook, 1836) Habitat range of B. americanus The American toad (Bufo americanus) is a common species of toad found throughout the eastern United States and Canada. ... A young pygmy goat as a family pet. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Polar Bear Watch

The Polar Bear Watch features the famous polar bears Magnet and Alaska, as well as Ravens, Snowy Owls, and Arctic Foxes. Guests can view bears from underwater viewing areas, or from the windows of an actual massive Tundra Buggy. Binomial name Ursus maritimus Phipps, 1774 Polar bear range Synonyms Thalarctos maritimus The polar bear (Ursus maritimus), also known as the white bear, northern bear, sea bear, ice bear or nanuq in some Inuit languages, is a species of bear that is native to the Arctic and the apex predator... Species See text. ... Binomial name Bubo scandiacus (Linnaeus, 1758) Synonyms Strix scandiaca Linnaeus, 1758 Nyctea scandiaca Stephens, 1826 The Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) is a large owl of the typical owl family Strigidae. ... Binomial name Alopex lagopus (Linnaeus, 1758) Arctic Fox range Synonyms Vulpes lagopus Arctic fox, also known as the polar fox, is a small fox native to cold Arctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere. ...


Magnet won a contest put forth by Microsoft's Zoo Tycoon for best zoo animal. Magnet was available as a downloadable patch for the game and during the game, polar bears purchased via the Magnet icon would play with a red ball.[3]


The Polar Bear Watch is dedicated to The Alex Brown & Sons Charitable Foundation.


Directions

From I-83: Take exit 7 to Druid Park Lake Drive. Follow signs to zoo. The zoo provides free parking.


By Metro (subway): Get off at Mondawmin. Zoo is about 1/4 mile walk eastward from Metro.


By Light Rail: Get off at Woodberry. Transfer to #22 bus westbound (marked Mondawmin), and get off at Park Circle. Zoo is about 1/4 mile walk.


References

  1. ^ http://www.marylandzoo.org/images/news/pdf/Maryland%20Zoo%20Elephant%20Program%20Expansion%20Press%20Release%20_2_.pdf
  2. ^ http://www.marylandzoo.org/images/news/pdf/Maryland%20Zoo%20Elephant%20Announcement%20Press%20Release.pdf
  3. ^ http://pc.gamezone.com/news/12_13_01_10_20AM.htm

External links

  • http://www.marylandzoo.org

  Results from FactBites:
 
The Maryland Zoo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (368 words)
The Maryland Zoo (formerly The Baltimore Zoo) is a located in Druid Hill Park in Baltimore, Maryland.
In 2004, the zoo was struck by financial problems, and was forced to reduce its collection size by closing the old part of the zoo (the Main Valley) and its Reptile House.
Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is active in many conservation programs, notably the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Program and Project Golden Frog; it is the zoo that breeds the greatest number of African fl footed penguins.
Conservation - The Maryland Zoo In Baltimore (570 words)
The Zoo is engaged in a conservation breeding program for this species focusing on restoring a checkerspot population in the Bog.
The Zoo is one of the founding members of Project Golden Frog (PGF), a conservation consortium among Panamanian and U.S. institutions which has as its primary goal prevention of the extinction of Panamanian golden frogs.
The Maryland Zoo has the largest breeding colony of golden frogs in North America and is working with the Houston Zoo and other PGF members to construct an amphibian breeding facility in Panama to assist with local participation in conservation efforts.
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