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 […]

Burrowing Owls hatch at the Salisbury Zoo

Zookeepers got their first glimpse on Saturday, June 10, of burrowing owl hatchlings standing outside the nest burrow in their exhibit. Previously zookeepers had observed nesting behaviors and suspected that eggs had been laid.  Because burrowing owls lay their eggs underground zookeepers were not able to confirm the presence of eggs. In September, the owl […]

Salisbury Zoo welcomes three baby alpacas to the herd

SALISBURY — If you have been to the Salisbury Zoo lately you may have noticed a few additions to the zoo’s alpaca herd. Over the past month three baby alpacas have been born, with the newest baby born this past weekend. The older two are black and white and the youngest is tan.