New at the Zoo - January 2021

Baby African penguin born at the Zoo

It’s a … girl!   Our littlest penguin is a girl and following her mother Daisy’s floral namesake, her name is Rosie. She has grown quite a bit since we last saw her, but Rosie is still spending much of her time nesting with her parents. Keep your eyes on the nest boxes in the African penguin exhibit for glimpses of the newest addition.     Have you noticed the rocky structures in the African penguin exhibit? Those nest boxes were created... Read More
at Thursday, January 28, 2021

Chilean Flamingo Chicks

Not one, not two, but 13 Chilean flamingo chicks have hatched at the Zoo in the last several weeks. The chicks are being hand-reared off exhibit but will soon join the rest of the flock in a matter of weeks. Zookeepers have been caring for these fluffy birds around the clock … quite literally! From hatching, they are fed every two hours and as they grow, the feeds become larger and less frequent. The chicks also receive daily walks along the back roads of the Zoo to encourage... Read More
at Friday, January 22, 2021

Virtual Programs at the Zoo

Zoom into the Zoo   This is not your normal conference call. Dial in and you might be surprised to find the joining participants have beaks, tails or even scales! We are now offering programs in a place where pajamas are welcomed, can you guess? At home! Viewers will get to see firsthand how zookeepers take care of the wildlife, what kind of diets the animals require, and learn some fun facts along the way.  Take a look below to learn more about these virtual animal... Read More