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Showing Love for our Scaly Friends

October 21st is Reptile Awareness Day! This day was started to show some love for our scaly friends and how we can protect them. Reptiles are defined as vertebrate animals that include snakes, lizards, crocodiles, turtles, and tortoises. These animals are distinguished by having dry scaly skin and typically laying soft-shelled eggs on land. Reptiles cannot maintain a constant internal body temperature and are considered cold-blooded. They adjust their temperature with the environment by eith... Read More
at 9/20/21

Help Protect Our Primate Relatives

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is home to many primates, and while they may have similar features, not all primates are the same. Key differences between them give us clues about their evolutionary history, and what is important for their care. Because primates are found throughout the world, different species face different challenges. So, what is a primate? WE are primates! Primates are a group of diverse mammals including lemurs, lorises, tarsiers, monkeys, apes and humans (a type of ape)... Read More
at 9/1/21