Listen to those happy little hornbill noises! Please note, my Oriental pied hornbill lost his front toes to frost bite years before I acquired him and it does not bother him or decrease his quality of life one bit!
Flashlight Safari was a blast! We had out all sorts of underappreciated animals for the public to meet up close and personal. Many of us fear scorpions like this lady. Of the over 1,000 species of scorpions on the planet around 30 are truly dangerous to people. This is a real picture of her under a black light (UV). Scientists aren't exactly sure why they glow but it could be to attract prey. She eats other insects and helps control those populations. All in all she is a wonderful creature (even if she isn't the most cuddly). #emperorscorpion#scorpion#glowing#nofilter#ultraviolet#scienceisfun#zoolife#zookeeper#flashlightsafari#work#venomous#adaptation
I happened to snag this adorable photo of Frankie, our Timneh African grey parrot ❤️ Frankie’s friends out in the wild are experiencing serious habitat destruction. Although there have been restrictions on the export of these little guys for quite some time, dealers pay thousands of dollars for them to be trapped each year in the rainforest and smuggled out of their homes 😭 Frankie is here with us to help teach people about these amazing animals and how important it is to END the illegal pet trade. #africangreys#zookeeper#gatorland
hello to you, too! blanche here is missing an eye due to an injury she sustained in the wild, which made it very difficult for her to hunt for herself and survive on her own. she now lives with us and is taken care of by animal care experts! ( > v O ) #owl#barredowl#zookeeper