The Ozark Witch Hazel, or Hamamelis vernalis, is unique shrub native to the Ozarks, but also found in parts of Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas. It’s the first spring bloomer in […]Read More about What’s in Bloom? Ozark Witch Hazel
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Now with the first freeze of the season, our attention focuses to what’s blooming in Amazonia. Red Button Ginger (Costus woodsonii), draws attention with its exotic red flowers. The warm […]Read More about What’s In Bloom? Red Button Ginger
When entering the Amazonia rainforest building, the first animal to greet you on the right is a keel-billed toucan. Toucans have a lot of notable qualities, but they are likely […]Read More about Do You Want to Be Like a Keel-billed Toucan?
By: Leigh Ramon, Animal Curator If you’ve been to the zoo since mid-July, then you have surely smiled at our newest mammals! Juno and Astrid are North American river otters, […]Read More about Otterly Adorable!
By: Leigh Ramon, Assistant Animal Curator Getting ready to open a new exhibit with a species new to the zoo comes with a variety of preparations. There is a lot […]Read More about The Penguins Are Here!
By: Leigh Ramon, Animal Curator There are several important pieces to putting together a new exhibit, but perhaps the most highlighted are the individual animals to be showcased! Building our […]Read More about Who’s That Penguin?