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Gardening for Pollinators

Pollinators are a very important part of our world. Without pollinators, many of our fruits and seeds would never be produced. Honeybees alone pollinate over $15 billion worth of crops each year. These industrious little workers help provide us with apples, blueberries, avocados, almonds, and many other food crops.  However, honeybees aren’t our only pollinators. Birds, bats, butterflies, beetles, and moths are some of the other garden workers that pollinate over 80% of the world&r... Read More

Pink Flamingo Day

May is a special month for some of our birds here at Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. While International Flamingo Day was on April 26, we also celebrate Pink Flamingo Day on May 29. Pink Flamingo Day is typically a day to display those notorious pink flamingo yard ornaments, but we like to celebrate by sharing some fun facts about these special birds. There are six different species of flamingos in the world, and here at the Zoo you can find two of them: Caribbean flamingos and greater flaming... Read More