Check out what’s happening at Caldwell Zoo! Here you’ll find both recent news and information on upcoming events at the Zoo.

construction update

The new restaurant has four walls, the serpentine walkway has been paved, and the giraffe feeding platform is taking shape. Construction crews have been very busy! Giraffes may be viewed inside the giraffe building and most African animals are viewable from the lion viewing window. Construction crews will soon begin work on the new elephant yard and pool.

Light snacks and drinks may be purchased at concessions located near the reptile building.



The Caldwell Zoo has begun a $6.7 million construction project which will renovate the African Overlook portion of the zoo.  This project will take 14-17 months to complete and include an expanded elephant yard and pool, a raised giraffe feeding deck which will allow visitors to purchase food and feed giraffes, a new café with indoor seating and expanded outdoor seating, as well as a new ADA-accessible path leading to the overlook.

Because of construction, some zoo pathways may be closed for a period of time.

Nesting flamingos

Our flamingos are nesting! As each breeding pair lays an egg, our zookeepers go on to the island to replace it with a plaster egg. The real egg is moved to an incubator to ensure safety from bickering flamingos and night time predators. After about one month, the egg will be given back to the breeding pair just in time for the baby to hatch for the parents to raise.

murray is in recovery

Earlier this summer, Murray needed surgery to remove stones from his bladder (this is rather common in tortoises).  Thanks to the great care given him by our vet department, Murray is healing nicely. Lots of the kids who come to our zoo classes, camps or Scout FunShops or overnights know Murray the gopher tortoise.  He’s a favorite!!  We're glad to have him back in our care as he finishes recovering.



members' only event

ZooMembers can enjoy a special evening at the zoo! Watch for your zoo e-newsletter for more information.                                                              September 23; 5:00-8:00 p.m.

phone book recycle days

Help our Earth and get free admission to the zoo. Bring an old phone book to be recycled and receive one free admission ticket for each phone book recycled.
October 1 and 2; 9:00am - 4:00 p.m.

African penguin awareness day

Our tuxedo-clad friends invite you to share their very special day.                October 15; 1:30-3:30 p.m.

boo at the zoo

Join us for some merry, not-so-scary Halloween fun.                                      October 29 and 30; 1:00pm-4:00 p.m.