Wild on WANE: Sharks

Some of the latest additions to The Reef include 5 sharks and nearly 2,000 schooling fish.

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Wild on WANE: Red Pandas

Red pandas were discovered about 50 years before giant pandas. Learn more about the “original panda” in this week’s Wild on WANE.

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Wild on WANE: Maribou Stork

The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo celebrates it’s 50th birthday this year. Some of the animals that call the zoo home have been around just about as long, including Edgar the Maribou Stork.

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Wild on WANE: Leopards

The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is home to a cat that weighs in at 115 pounds and can run at speeds of up to 37 miles per hour. Rob Lydick gets a closer look at a leopard for this week’s Wild on WANE.

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Wild on WANE: Big Bugs

It’s summertime in Fort Wayne and the bugs are out! That includes some insects as big as your hand at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo! Rob Lydick explores the Malaysian Walking Leaf on this week’s Wild on WANE.

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Wild on WANE: Pheasants & Jays

It’s no secret the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is home to animals from all over the world. That includes some exotic animals of the avian variety. Gets a bird’s-eye view in this week’s Wild on WANE.

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Wild on WANE: Otters

Summertime is the perfect season to take a swim. Unless you’re a river otter – then you swim year-round! Rob Lydick explores in this week’s Wild on WANE.

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Wild on WANE: Goats

The goats at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo enjoy a spa day that is not all that baaaaaaaad on this week’s Wild on WANE.

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Wild on WANE: Tortoises

The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo believe every animal deserves a little TLC, even if they weigh 600 pounds! Rob Lydick explores the tortoises in this week’s Wild on WANE.

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Wild on WANE: Hellbenders

The zoo is working to ensure the preservation of the largest salamander in North America. Explore on this week’s Wild on WANE.

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Wild on WANE: Zebras

What are those stripes for? Rob Lydick explores on this week’s Wild on WANE.

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Wild on WANE: Kangaroos

They’re the deer of Australia and are known for their bouncing. But, one of the kangaroos at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is hiding a secret. Hop along and find out what it is.

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Wild on WANE: The Reef

The newly-reopened Reef is better than ever with new animal and equipment additions.

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Wild on WANE: Dingoes

Since the Australian Adventure opened at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo back in 1987, visitors have had the chance to see dingoes. Rob Lydick explores in this week’s Wild on WANE.

These blue frogs are at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo.

Wild on WANE: Reptile Room

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.

Asmara the baby Sumatran orangutan, shown with her mother Tara, will be a major attraction this summer at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

Wild on WANE: Baby Orangutan

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!

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Wild on WANE – American Alligator

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.

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Wild on WANE: Wallabies

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.

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Wild on WANE – Sumatran Orangutans

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.

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Wild on WANE – Banded Mongoose

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.

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Wild on WANE: Giraffes

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.

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Wild on WANE: Tentacled Snakes

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 »

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