Around 40,000 students saw animals as part of the Zoo’s traveling programs. Rob Lydick explores the reptiles in their programs on this week’s Wild on WANE.
Rob Lydick gets a closer look at baby Asmara, a rare Sumatran Orangutan that was born last November at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo. She’s sure to be a hot attraction at the zoo this season!
In the swamps of the southeastern U.S. (in places like the Everglades), you’ll find the North American Alligator. You can also find two of these scale-y reptiles, named Ron and Penelope, in the central part of the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo.
The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is home to 3 wallabies. In fact, when the zoo opened back in 1965, wallabies were one of the original exhibits. But, don’t confuse these animals with kangaroos.
The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is home to three Sumatran Orangutans. The zoo is extra cautious with new visitors, making everyone wear masks and do a quick shoe bath to keep the orangutans safe from viruses and even tuberculosis.
In the savannah’s of Africa, you’ll find packs of the banded mongoose, named for their stripes. These nomadic creatures, roam the grasslands for insects, birds, rodents, lizards, and eggs. You could say they are a bunch of freeloaders – they scout out old abandoned dens or mounds, live there for a few weeks, and then move on.
You’ll find a herd of 7 reticulated giraffes in the African Journey, the smallest among them weighing in at a whopping 1600 pounds! Even their tales measure up to four feet in length! It’s no surprise that these are the largest animals at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo.
In the waters of Southeast Asia, you’ll find the tentacled snake. These 2-2.5 foot slithering reptiles only crawl on land to move to another … More »
They’re among the most colorful mammals on the planet and may be one of the friendliest pair of critters here at the zoo. Prevost’s … More »
It’s no secret that turtles take their time getting around. But did you know that even hatching out of their eggs can take up … More »
On a sandy beach in the central part of the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo you’ll find…penguins?!?
That’s right! The zoo has fifteen African Penguins … More »
Zoos across the country, including our very own Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, take many steps to ensure their animals are happy and healthy. One … More »