Meet the newest arrivals to the zoo!
Scarlet the red panda and Teo the southern pudu
Both Scarlet and Teo arrived at the Brandywine Zoo as a part of two different AZA Species Survival Plan (SSP) recommendations. The Brandywine Zoo participates in 19 total SSP programs, which are cooperative management and breeding plans across AZA institutions that match vulnerable species for healthy and diverse populations in human care.
We’re also happy to announce that Pacu, the southern pudu born at the Brandywine Zoo in 2023, has made a big move as a part of these conservation efforts. Pacu recently received a very warm welcome from the wonderful team at the Nashville Zoo, where he will hopefully start a family of his own!
Welcome to the Brandywine Zoo!
The Brandywine Zoo is less than five acres and located in Wilmington, Delaware, along the Brandywine River in beautiful Brandywine Park. The Zoo is open 10am to 4pm (last admission at 3:30pm).
The Brandywine Zoo is managed by the Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation with the support of the Delaware Zoological Society. The Brandywine Zoo is a member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums and is one of over 240 accredited zoos and aquariums in North America, a distinction that marks its commitment to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for the visitor, and a better future for all living things.
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PROGRAMS & EVENTS
2/18, 2/25, 3/3
LITTLE NATURE EXPLORERS
Fur, feathers, scales, oh my! Children ages 2 to 5 and their guardians can join us at our nature playground for this three-week series about how animals survive and thrive in winter!
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Saturday, March 16 & Sunday, March 17
Join us as we kick off our spring season! We’ll celebrate with zoo trivia for kids, a self-guided scavenger hunt, special keeper talks, a raffle, and more! Free with zoo admission.
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Saturday, April 6, 4:30-7pm
Enjoy an evening at the zoo for this specially designed event for scouts and their families! There will be activities and learning stations geared toward scout requirements. This program takes place in the zoo so dress for the weather. Pre-registration recommended.
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Tuesday, April 23, 5-7pm
MEMBERS ONLY EVENT – TACO TUESDAY
Join us for our exclusive Members Only Event – Taco Tuesday! We’ll be featuring tacos from The Stand, face painting by Over the Rainbow, Encanto characters from All That Shimmers, creature features, and ice cream from Hy-Point Farms. Pre-registration required.
ADOPT A LEMUR FOR SPRING!
For $70 you’ll receive
• Certificate of adoption • Fact sheet about the animal • Two one-time-use admission passes
plus • An adorable plush replica of a ring-tailed lemur
BUY A GIFT CARD
Gift cards can be used for general admission tickets and must be redeemed online.