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Volunteers—Some of our Biggest Advocates


“There’s nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer.” —Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolitte.   If you’ve ever visited the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, you’ve encountered one of our volunteers. This… Read More

Awarded 2018 Volunteer Engagement Award for Innovation!


The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens received the 2018 Volunteer Engagement Award for Innovation in its volunteer program at the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ annual conference during the last week… Read More

Volunteers from BNY Mellon’s Pershing work to upgrade habitats


Support for the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens through volunteer opportunities extends to local businesses and organizations looking to give back to the community. One example is the global financial business… Read More

A Note from our CEO on the Zoo’s Closure Due to Hurricane Ian


  Watch this video of the Zoo’s flooded main entrance Thank you so much for being part of our Zoo family and supporting us. We’ve heard from many of you during and… Read More

Six Flags Nursery Supply, Aquascape lead make-over of radiated tortoise habitat at Central Florida Zoo


People say raising a child takes a village. The same could be said for building an environmentally friendly water feature for the radiated tortoises at the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens…. Read More

Twenty Six Indigo Snakes released in the ongoing effort to return America’s longest snake to North Florida!


The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens was proud to be a part of our largest conservation initiative yesterday, the release of 26 eastern indigo snakes. The Zoo operates the Orianne Center… Read More

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens welcomes new leader with passion for conservation growth


The more than 300 animals at the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens have a new champion today. Richard Glover takes the helm as the Zoo CEO ready to energetically tell the… Read More

Central Florida Zoo welcomes Guignard Company as sponsor of bald eagle habitat


The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is dedicated to the conservation and preservation of animals. Now, the Zoo can further its important work because of the generosity of a sponsor. Guignard… Read More
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