Bright yellow and very suggestive of spring time, Lindley’s Dendrobium is one out of over a thousand orchids that belong to the dendrobium genus. It blooms in late winter and in early spring, flourishing best in seasonally moist and humid and dry climates with bright broken sunlight. The gorgeous golden flowers grow as small, delicate petals with roundish lips. They reach about five to eight inches long on the compressed pseudobulbs. These orchids are wonderful to grow for ornamental purposes, as they instantly brighten up any setting. Lindley’s Dendrobium is native to Southern China and India. Here at Zoo Miami, it can be found on the Black Olive Tree in front of the Gerenuk paddock. It can also be seen on the Sausage Tree nearby the Monorail Station 3. Look out for them on your next visit; they can make a beautiful photo!
Orangutans and gibbons will be off exhibit from Jan 17 - 20 for exhibit improvements. Wildlife Carousel will be closed for maintenance Jan 17 - 20. From Jan 17 - Mar 2017, some areas of the Children's Zoo will be under construction to improve our guests' experience. We apologize for the inconvenience.