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 […]
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Asmara, a 16-week old Sumatran orangutan at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, went into Orangutan Valley for the first time last week. Until now, Asmara and her mother, Tara, have been living in an off-exhibit bedroom adjacent to the main exhibit. On their first day in the exhibit, Asmara clung tightly to her mother as Tara […]
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 […]