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Everyone, meet Trixie. 👋 Trixie is a triceratops.  She's from the Late Cretaceous period and lived 65 million years ago! That's 65,000,000 years ago!!  But guess what!? Right now, she's here at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.        Trixie loved making all kinds of friends at the Dinosauria Ranger Station. Kids would stop to say hello before they travelled back in time to become Junior Paleontologists! ... Read More
at 4/21/20

Zoo Celebrates Bittersweet Vulture Hatching as Wild Population Suffers

For the first time in our history, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens has welcomed a Lappet-faced vulture chick into the world! The female chick hatched to parents Kruger and Hathor, on February 12, 2020. They have been doting, loving parents to their new bundle of joy. Although the chick is still being brooded, at times the chick can be seen on exhibit when the parents are feeding it or changing brooding duties.    Vulture chick on exhibit... Read More
at 4/3/20