Palm Beach Zoo Exhibits Open, Introduces Female Florida Panther

Exciting news, MBMoms! The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society just unveiled new Palm Beach Zoo exhibits in its Florida wetlands section. Here’s the scoop…

NEW Palm Beach Zoo Exhibits

The crown jewel of these new exhibits is the John and Carole Moran ‘Panther Prowl,’ home to both cougar Micco and a rescued Florida female panther Sassafras a.k.a. “Sassy”.

New Palm Beach Zoo Exhibits

Sassy was in the temporary care of the Naples Zoo before arriving at Palm Beach Zoo. She was rescued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in Collier-Seminole State Park. It is believed the orphan panther’s mother was hit and killed by a vehicle on U.S. 41 East in the early part of October 2015.

New Palm Beach Zoo Exhibits

“Sassy was at such a young age when she was left to fend for herself, she will never be able to return to the wild,” explained Nancy Nill, Associate Curator for the Zoo. “Simply put, she is a survivor.”

Don’t forget about the reptiles…

Mardi, the zoo’s resident white alligator also received a new spacious home with stunning underwater views. The bald eagle exhibit, the roseate spoonbill, and the ibis exhibits were also upgraded.

New Palm Beach Zoo Exhibits

We can’t wait to schedule our next visit to see the new Palm Beach Zoo exhibits!

About the Palm Beach Zoo Exhibits & Conservation Society

The Zoological Society of the Palm Beaches exists to inspire people to act on behalf of wildlife and the natural world. We advance our conservation mission through endangered species propagation, education and support of conservation initiatives in the field. Our commitment to sustainable business practices elevates our capacity to inspire others. The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is located at 1301 Summit Boulevard in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, except Thanksgiving and Christmas. For more information, visit

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