May 29, 2019
Despite volumes of data currently available on mankind, it is surprising how little we know about other species. A paper published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) – using data recorded by Niabi Zoo in collaboration with other zoos and aquariums worldwide - confirms that critical information, such as fertility and survival rates, is missing from global data for more than 98 percent of known species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians.
May 17, 2019
Niabi Zoo celebrated the opening of its newest exhibit, which features two new African primate species never before seen in the Quad Cities: a 9-year-old male Wolf’s Guenon named Azul, and a 6-year-old male Allen’s Swamp monkey named Azizi.
September 24, 2018
One of the zoos oldest residents, Molly, a 35-year-old female Plains Zebra, was euthanized on Monday due to chronic joint and bone issues brought on by her advanced age. The animal was under extensive veterinary care that included chronic pain management for the last two years. Director Lee Jackson stated “This is never and easy decision, and the Zoo’s keeper staff, veterinary team, and managers in the end had to consider the animal’s quality of life, and the fact that her condition would only deteriorate.”