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Caribbean flamingos

Caribbean Coast

Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and dazzling beauty of the Caribbean Coast! Prepare to get hands-on, from feeding flamingos (coming soon!) to creating your own rhythms on native percussion instruments. Most importantly, you’ll meet amazing animals who call the Caribbean Coast home!

Featured Exhibits:

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Flamingo Flats

Begin your journey to the Caribbean in our walk-through aviary, Flamingo Flats. Here, you’ll be greeted by this striking feathered flamingo flock, scarlet ibis and colorful macaws. Guests have the rare opportunity to see the critically-endangered Jamaican iguana, the island's largest terrestrial vertebrate which was thought to be extinct for decades.

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Bush Dog Exhibit

The bush dog exhibit, the only one in New England, features a pair of bush dogs. Listed as a near threatened species by IUCN, these small mammals can be found in extreme eastern Central America and northern South America, south to Paraguay and northeastern Argentina. Formidable hunters, their size and shape make them uniquely adapted for life on the forest floor, while their webbed feet make them good swimmers.

Calypso Trail

Along the Calypso Trail, guests can rock and stroll to the rhythm of the islands. Try your hand at a few Caribbean percussion instruments, or strike a pose (like the "one-leg stand shown here) at a flamingo yoga post. Here, you can mimic flamingo behavior while learning about the importance of this bird’s unique behavioral adaptations.

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Fiesta Gardens

Located off the Calypso Trail, Fiesta Gardens is an outdoor multi-use space used for educational programming, special events and private rentals.

The Zoo’s $4 million new entry exhibit was made possible entirely by private funding, including a generous contribution by StonehamBank.