Entries by Rebecca Schriner

Trick-Or(angutan)-Treat

Humans are clearing millions of acres of rain forest in Asia, Africa, and South America every year. In Sumatra and Borneo, these forests were once home to many species, like Sumatran orangutans. Now, plantations in these countries produce the most palm oil in the world, displacing these great apes.­ Sumatra and Borneo are the only native habitats […]

Wild Zoo Halloween 2016

Already missing the Zoo? Well, here’s a treat for you! The 38th annual “merry-not-scary” Wild Zoo Halloween event is almost here! Join us at the Zoo from noon to 5 p.m. on October 14-16, 20-23, or 27-31 (grounds close at 6 p.m.). This October, wander down the treat trails to visit your favorite animals and pick […]

Norbert’s Going Too Fast

WOAH! Slow down, Norbert. You’re growing up too fast! We are excited to celebrate our male Aldabra Tortoise‘s 54th birthday this week. Norbert is the oldest animal at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo. And even though he was born on September 23, 1962, he is still like a teen in tortoise years. Giant tortoise species can grow up to […]

Ask Me!

“Connecting kids and animals is the first part of our mission. And it’s exactly what our On-grounds Interpreters are here for. They are the liaison between the animals and our guests,” says Amanda Pressler, On-grounds Interpreter Team Leader. The program launched with the 2016 season and includes three On-grounds Interpreter Team Leaders and a team […]

This Quirky Bird is Ready To Meet You

Meet J.A.R.V.I.S., the newest animal in the zoo’s African Journey. J.A.R.V.I.S. is a buff-crested bustard, and he’s a bird with quirky behaviors. Buff-crested bustards are omnivorous, opportunistic hunters and will eat plants, insects, and small rodents in the wild. The zoo’s buff-crested bustard receives a diet of grains, vitamin pellets, tiny mice, meal worms, wax […]

We’re Staying Open Late this Summer

The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo will stay open later beginning Saturday, May 28 and continue late hours through Labor Day, September 5. The zoo will be open from 9 a.m. – 7p.m. daily. Last admission will be at 7 p.m.; grounds will close at 8 p.m. The zoo is extending its hours to better serve […]