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Pinocchio Makes Arrival at Salisbury Zoo

After thousands of miles by air and ground, and a year of planning, Salisbury Zoo finally is adding to its family of residents. Pinocchio, the Andean Bear from Ecuador is settling into his new home.

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Bear from South America Set to Arrive at Salisbury Zoo

Visitors to the Salisbury Zoo will soon see a new furry friend. Pinocchio, the Andean bear, is a vulnerable species from Ecuador that is moving to Delmarva within the next few weeks.

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Halloween Happening at the Salisbury Zoo

Halloween Happening provides Halloween-themed activities for children 10 and under who may not want to participate in the scarier parts of a Halloween event. The event runs on Saturday, Oct. 14, and on the following Saturday, Oct. 21, from 1 to 4 p.m.

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Smoking and Vaping Banned in Public Parks

Officials say that smoking and vaping in parks and other public areas in Salisbury is illegal as of Monday. Smoking and vaping, specifically, are unlawful on or within 25 feet of bus shelters, public owned or leased and operated buildings and vehicles including the Government Building, the Salisbury Zoo, the Riverwalk, the Skate Park, the Marina Building and more.

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Zoo Stampede 5K kicks off Earth Day in Salisbury

Be on the lookout for the Zoo Stampede 5K to launch celebrations to mark Earth Day on Saturday, April 22, at the Salisbury Zoo. The 5K begins at 9 a.m. in the east gate parking lot at the zoo and will be followed by a full day of fun family events that kick off at 10 a.m.

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Walking with wallabies

Wild wallabies—the Salisbury Zoo will unveil their newest fluffy addition this June when the small marsupial arrives to headline their new Australian Walk-About exhibit. The opening of the new exhibits is a part of a larger project called “Renew the Zoo,” a $3 million campaign focused on bettering the infrastructure of the zoo. The new animals and exhibits are hoped to reinvigorate public interest in the small but free zoo. This summer, the Salisbury Zoo will be unveiling their Australian Walk-About exhibit that is set to feature wallabies, aviaries and a new reptile enclosure.

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Salisbury Zoo has major projects under way

Ground was broken at the Salisbury Zoo last week for a new William E. Morgan Conservation Center, located between the flamingo and tropical bird exhibits In the Tropics Trail. Planned is a 1,300-square-foot structure “standing in the same footprint as the old building,” which was a visitor center, explained Mary Seemann, director of marketing and development for the zoo.

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The Benefits of Becoming a Salisbury Zoo Volunteer

Education Technician at the Salisbury Zoo, Lara Nagle, and Americorps Member, Meg Tyndall, join us today to talk about how you can become a volunteer at the Salisbury Zoo. Volunteers at the zoo help with education programs such as guided tours, live animal presentations, and school programs.

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Salisbury moves forward with various projects in 5-year Capital Improvement Plan

Progress with a bicycle network, a city park and riverwalk, an urban greenway and the Salisbury Zoo are all part of a five-year Capital Improvement Plan in Salisbury. City Council this week voted unanimously this week to adopt provisions of the plan, which is reviewed and updated annually and is designed to ensure financial stability as long-term resources and needs are addressed.

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Salisbury Zoo Receives Grant for Flood Repair

The Salisbury Zoo is getting some much needed financial help to repair damage caused by the severe weather which resulted in severe flooding in early October. Not only did they have flooding which damaged exhibits, but two big trees fell as well, one breaking the perimeter fence and the other damaged the burrowing owl exhibit.

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Thank you Salisbury University students from the Kappa Sigma Fraternity for helping us cleanup the Zoo!

Delmarva Veteran Builders Hired to Build New William E. Morgan Conservation Center

Delmarva Veteran Builders, the region’s only commercial construction firm dedicated to bringing employment to U.S. Armed Forces Veterans, announced it has been hired build the new William E. Morgan Conservation Center at the Salisbury Zoo.

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Salisbury's Alba Bear settling in at San Diego Zoo

Salisbury’s favorite bear cub, Alba, is settling in at her new home at the San Diego Zoo, and doing well, but when it was time for the zookeeper whose heart she stole to say goodbye, there was a lump in his throat. It was Caleb Oliver after all, who first heard her newborn sounds when the mother, Chaska, surprised the zoo staff and community by giving birth in January of 2015.

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Bald Eagle Saved!

A bald eagle is alive today after the efforts of Wicomico County Sheriff’s Deputies and Salisbury Zoo director Ralph Piland. Police say they got a call Monday night from a man on Yacht Club Road who located the injured bird on his property. Deputies responded and found that the animal had an open wound on its chest and was unable to fly.

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Bunk with the Beasts at the Salisbury Zoo

The Salisbury Zoo says, "You don't have to travel across the world to take your family or scout group on an exotic vacation." Families can take part in the Salisbury Zoo's Bunk with Beasts Camping Adventure!

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Salisbury Zoo Now Home to Ocelot Kitten

Maryland's Salisbury Zoo says it has a new resident: a female ocelot kitten. Ocelots are small, wild cats that live in Mexico and Central and South America. The ocelot kitten named Anahi that is now at the zoo is a little over a year old and was born at The Greenville Zoo in South Carolina.

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Celebrate National Zoo Keeper Week

The City of Salisbury says this is a chance to recognize the contributions made by animal care professionals in helping zoo visitors to care for the world. Officials say that at the Salisbury Zoo, a zoo keeper does more than just feed, clean, and care for the animals.

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Salisbury Zoo Announces 4th Friday Pokemon Special Event

The Salisbury Zoo will be hosting their usual 4th Friday event, with the added bonus of a Pokemon activity. On July 22, the zoo will have animal encounters, yoga at 4:30, and "wild" art activities for an evening of family fun.

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Salisbury Rising

Here’s what Mayor Jake Day hears most often when he stops by coffee shops and chats with regulars, or stops to say hello in the supermarket: “I never thought it would happen for Salisbury, but I was wrong. The city is back.” Salisbury is progressing. Rising.

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SBY Zoo Officials Have A Plan

They may be cordoned off in exhibits, but zoo animals are still animals and potentially dangerous which is why the visitors stay on their side of the barrier and the animals on theirs. Or at least they're supposed to. This past weekend at the Cincinnati Zoo a child slipped away from his mother and fell into a gorilla exhibit. Zoo officials made the call to shoot and kill the gorilla to save the child.

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Salisbury Zoo is planning major makeover!

Hidden behind the brush in a cordoned off wing of Salisbury Zoological Park, three curious wallabies bounce through their temporary home, bounding away from the prying eyes that come to check on them. In the new animal medical center behind them, kookaburras flit together in their quarantine unit, waiting to make their debut.

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The Salisbury Zoo made the list!

Ocean City is cool, but did you know that there is SO MUCH MORE to Maryland’s Eastern Shore? Sadly, many people religiously head straight to OC each summer, leaving the rest of the Eastern Shore untouched. Locals know the value of other amazing places throughout the eastern portion of the state.

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