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.”