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January 22, 2021

A male giraffe calf was born to Skye the giraffe on Monday, January 18, 2021.

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January 19, 2021

Officials from Iowa’s Blank Park Zoo have announced the opening of the Holmes Foster Event Center, which will be home to educational activities, conservation programing, recreational events and private gatherings such as business meetings, weddings and reunions.

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May 18, 2020

Samburu, elderly giraffe, passes away at Blank Park Zoo

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April 6, 2020

Blank Park Zoo Issues Statements on Zoo Lights; Great Cats

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March 13, 2020

Officials from Iowa’s Blank Park Zoo are announcing today that a California sea lion has arrived and now lives at the Zoo’s Hub Harbor seal and sea lion habitat. ‘Meatball,’ a rescued and non-releasable female California sea lion recently moved from the Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC) in Laguna Beach, California.

Pictures and video available here: http://bit.ly/2T5KaGO

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August 6, 2019

Blank Park Zoo, Science Center of Iowa and the Iowa Children's Museum are offering a ticket booklet that features single-use passes for admission to all three organizations.

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July 17, 2019

Blank Park Zoo is excited to announce a partnership with KultureCity to develop the Sensory Friendly Zoo Initiative. The goals of this initiative are to raise awareness of Sensory Processing Disorders (SPDs) among Zoo staff and throughout the community, to increase accessibility throughout the Zoo grounds for visitors with SPDs and to promote inclusive experiences for visitors with SPDs. The initiative came about after a partnership with a team of leaders in the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute’s 2018 Community Leadership Program.

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July 2, 2019

Two Zebras, named Duke and Duchess now live at Blank Park Zoo.

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June 27, 2019

A rare southern cassowary chick has hatched at Blank Park Zoo.

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May 23, 2019

DES MOINES, Iowa (May 23, 2019) – Officials from Iowa’s Blank Park Zoo announced today the passing of Zuri, an elderly female giraffe. The giraffe was humanely euthanized on Wednesday due to several age-related chronic health conditions.

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