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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 t…

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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…

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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 …

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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…

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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 the…

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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…

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Wild on WANE – Prevost’s Squirrels

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 Squirrel…

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Wild on WANE – Reptile Babies

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 to a week? Tha…

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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 Peng…

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. On…

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Wild on WANE – Sumatran Tigers

Why do tigers have stripes? So they can’t be spotted! Jokes aside, Bugara and Indah are easily two of the favorite animals to spot in the In…

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Wild on WANE: Indiana Family Farm

Old MacDonald isn’t the only one with a farm! The Indiana Family Farm at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo has a variety of animals for all to p…

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