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They Needed a Place to Call Home

The zoo is home to two birds that might not fit in anywhere else. Vincent the turkey vulture and Maverick the red-tailed hawk reside here at the zoo because of they are considered “non-releasable.” Both raptors came to the zoo after being rescued and rehabilitated at regional facilities. Here are their stories: Vincent the turkey […]

This New Couple Gets Along Swimmingly

Lewis, a Javan whistling duck and longtime resident of the zoo’s Indonesian Rain Forest, welcomed a new friend last week. Gwen is a female Javan whistling duck from North Carolina.  She came to the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo so that Lewis could have a companion. “He was medically healthy but we could tell he was lonely,” stated […]