Entries by Sarah McDaniel

Goodbye, Cookie

For 22 years, thousands of children took their very first pony ride on a friendly zoo pony named Cookie.  We are saddened to report that Cookie passed away last month at age 38. “We always put first-time riders on Cookie,” said Byron Hooley, whose family has operated the zoo’s pony rides for nearly 40 years.  […]

There’s A New Bird in Town!

Meet Leonard, our newest resident in the Indonesian Rain Forest.  Leonard is a crested wood partridge, or “roul roul” (short for his Latin name Rollulus rouloul).  Born on May 16, 2013, he traveled to the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo from Milwaukee.  His diet includes a mix of corn and seeds similar to the items that a roul roul might […]

Did You Help Us Change the World in 2013?

If you visited the Kids4Nature Kiosk this summer, then you sure did!  With your help, we directed $80,000 to the zoo’s Conservation Programs.  More than 180,000 zoo guests voted by releasing a metal washer into one of three coin funnels this season.    So who won? African Lions got 43% of the votes  Javan Gibbons […]