The cassowary belongs to a family of flightless birds called ratite, which includes the emu, rhea, kiwi, and ostrich.
Science Tip: It’s easy to tell the difference between an alligator and a crocodile. One will see you later, the other will see you in a while. 📷: @ltaylor025 #fanphoto #playherecenla #nilecrocodile #WorldCrocDay 🐊
Catch one of today's scheduled keeper chats.
Come out and play at Zoo Day presented by Walker Kia. Today, June 16, 2018 is free admission from 9 am - 5 pm (last admission 4:30pm). Live music, keeper chats, conservation booths, kids' crafts, and face painting from 10am - 4pm. Train rides, Gift Shop souvenirs, stroller rentals, and concessions available for purchase. #playherecenla
Share your favorite Alexandria Zoo moments with #alexandriazoo for a chance to be featured on #fanphotofriday! 📷: @rachelpinch544 #playherecenla
Want to know more about #sloths? Check out this week's Creature Feature. Watch the full episode on our website thealexandriazoo.com
My, what big ears you have! A fennec fox's oversized ears come in handy in the Sahara desert. It loses body heat through its ears, which helps it keep cool in the hot climate.
Senja the #cloudedleopard
Each year, over 8 million tons of plastic trash flows into the ocean. Single-use items like plastic straws, water bottles and bags account for 40% of this plastic waste. But we can turn the tide by reducing our use of these products and choosing reusable options. 🐠🐬🐳 #WorldOceansDay