Entries by Sarah McDaniel

Zoo Reveals Gender of Penguin Chick

It’s a girl! Zoo keepers today revealed the gender of an endangered black-footed penguin chick that hatched at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo on November 24. Zoo keepers made the “gender reveal” announcement and introduced the 8-week-old female chick on Penguin Awareness Day (January 20). The chick’s gender was determined by a blood test. This […]

Zoo Baby Announcement!

Someone new just hatched at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo – a black-footed penguin chick!  The chick is vocalizing, walking, eating fish, and gaining weight every day. The six-week-old African black-footed penguin hatched on November 24.  The parents are mated penguins Chunk and Flash.  Both parents hatched at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo – Chunk in 2007 and Flash in […]

We Have a Kids4Nature 2015 Winner!

Sumatran Tiger – 93,378 votes – Winner! Giraffe – 88,345 votes Hellbender – 64,212 votes How Kids4Nature Works On every visit, guests received a recycled metal washer that represented 10 cents. Guests could then “vote” for their favorite project by dropping the washer in the wishing well.  Votes helped determine how much funding each project receives. Additional votes could be made with real […]

2015 Zoo Attendance Breaks All Records

Adorable baby animals, new exhibits, and a birthday celebration helped the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo set a new attendance record in 2015. A total of 618,498 people visited the zoo in 2015, exceeding the previous attendance record of 614,666, set in 2009 when the African Journey exhibit first opened. This figure includes 590,649 guests who visited during […]

Animals Go Wild For Pumpkins

Tigers gotta gnaw, otters gotta play, and penguins – well, they’re just penguins!  Zoo critters showed off their animal instincts at the annual Pumpkin Stomp & Chomp as part of last week’s Wild Zoo Halloween festivities. The award for most action-packed pumpkin encounter went to tigers Indah and Bugara, who attacked their pumpkins at full pounce, then batted them around like […]

Wild Zoo Halloween Opens Friday, October 16

The event offers a different theme each day. This weekend’s theme days at the Wild Zoo Halloween presented by Star Financial Bank include: Friday, October 16 PLUMPkin Day Guess the weight of the Giant Pumpkin. You could win a prize! Saturday, October 17 Princess Day Meet Icey Queen & Princess Sophy (Australian Adventure Plaza), Cinderella & […]