Press Room
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
In consideration of the countless gifts mothers bestow on their children, Niabi Zoo is extending a heartfelt thanks to moms by providing free admission to mothers on Mother’s Day, May 12. The zoo will be open all day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with last admission at 4 p.m.
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.
May 17, 2019
Niabi Zoo will open its gates to the public on April 13 at 10 a.m. following the Members-only Egg Hunt that morning. The zoo will be open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last entry will be at 4 p.m.
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.”
June 18, 2018
Niabi Zoo will host an environmental work day on Tuesday, June 19, from 8 a.m. to noon with Clean Sphere, a Black Hawk College community service club focused on environmental awareness and habitat restoration.
June 8, 2018
Featuring free train and carousel rides, Zookeeper Chats, activity stations and more. Niabi Zoo will host an exclusive Members Only Night on Thursday, July 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event is free to members and those that become members by July 20.
May 29, 2018
As part of Niabi Zoo’s Australian Outback Aviary, visitors can come face to face with hundreds of parakeets while feeding the high-energy and vocal birds seed sticks for $3. “Parakeets are colorful, graceful birds that are full of energy and are a joy to watch,” said Lee Jackson, director of Niabi Zoo. “Visitors have the opportunity to feel the energy of these birds firsthand by stepping in the habitat and feeding the parakeets.”