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Florida Animal Parks and Zoos

 

Florida Zoo History  

1948

Miami Metrozoo's beginning can be traced back to a small island off the coast of Miami. The Crandon Park Zoo, located on Key Biscayne, was created in 1948 when three monkeys, one goat and two black bears were purchased for $270 from a small road show stranded near Miami.

 

1967

The animal collection grew to around 1,200 animals, resulting in the Crandon Park Zoo being ranked among the top 25 zoos in the United States. The zoo received worldwide recognition for the first successful captive birth and rearing of an aardvark in 1967.

The zoo received a pair of Asian elephants in 1967. These animals, Dalip and Seetna, matured and produced three offspring, still a rather rare accomplishment in zoological collections. 
 

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