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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

tentacled snake

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 »

african penguins

Wild on WANE – African Penguins

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 »

White Storks

Wild on WANE – White Storks

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 »

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