Baby sloth born joins family at Salisbury Zoo

For the Salisbury Zoo, “Friday the 13th last month was anything but unlucky,” said Ian Shelley, Collection Manager on finding a newborn sloth. Zoo keepers had suspected that the mother was pregnant but were unsure of exactly when to expect the infant.  Staff have been monitoring mom and baby in their inside home to be […]

Bubba the Bison put down at Salisbury Zoo

Bubba, the American Bison who lived at the Salisbury Zoo since he was 4 months old, has died. The 25-year-old bison was euthanized after having problems with mobility that worsened, leading to rapid decline in his health, according to Mary Seemann, who handles marketing and development at the zoo. Bubba was born on July 12, […]

Baby wallaby at Salisbury Zoo awaits public debut

The baby wallaby at the Salisbury Zoo will be formally introduced to the public at the ribbon cutting for the Discover Australia Exhibit, but for now, it’s enjoying life with the mother wallaby they call Petunia. It’s assumed the 4-year-old Bennett’s Wallaby gave birth around the first of November. “Her pouch appeared to be getting […]

Salisbury Zoo hosting Earth Day celebration Saturday

The Salisbury Zoo will host its annual Earth Day celebration on Saturday, free and open to the public and featuring events and exhibits. Planned for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the event will begin with the 17th annual Zoo Stampede 5K Walk-Race. See salisburyzoo.org. There will be talks by zookeepers, recycled craft activities, face painting, […]

Pinocchio’s zoo debut nothing short of remarkable

Nearly 4,500 people flocked to the Salisbury Zoo to see Pinocchio, the Andean bear who loves honey, when he was formally introduced to the public last week. “He seemed remarkably calm. We were a little afraid with so many people here that he might be intimidated because he had never been around that many people […]

Just Zoo It! under way; youngsters collecting coins

Halloween night has passed but students from four counties are still out raising money to support special projects this fall for the Salisbury Zoo. They are part of the Delmarva Zoological Society’s Just Zoo It! campaign to raise money for capital improvement projects at the Salisbury Zoo. This is the seventh year for Just Zoo […]

Buttercup sloth gives birth st Salisbury Zoo

Buttercup, the Salisbury Zoo’s 7-year-old sloth and new mother, has taken her baby out of their habitat, in view of the public at least once, as far as zookeepers know. The baby, whose gender is unknown and who hasn’t yet been named, was born in July and first spotted by a staff member the first […]

Conservation Center opens at Salisbury Zoo

There are a few new residents coming to the Salisbury Zoo, living in the newly opened William E. Morgan Conservation Center. The 1,300-square-foot building, which opened with a ribbon cutting this week, will be home to a Panamanian golden frog, a species of toad from Panama that lives in streams along the mountainous slopes in […]

Fundraiser planned to help repair owl exhibit

To raise money to repair the owl exhibit at the Salisbury Zoo, damaged when a tree fell on it last month, the zoo will host the fundraiser Give a Hoot. The public is invited to the event from 5 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 31, to enjoy food, beer, wine and live music. Admission is […]

Rare owl escapes zoo following exhibit damage

Keepers at the Salisbury Zoo are working to lure a spectacled owl back to the zoo, after it escaped when a large tree fell on its exhibit, heavily damaging it. “We were fortunate there were keepers close by so they were able to get in there and quickly catch two of the three owls. One […]