Fort Wayne Children's Zoo Interactive Map
Crowned Crane

Crowned cranes live in southeastern Africa, including Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique. They stay in dry or wet open areas including grasslands and marshes, and they nest in open trees with a good view along rivers.

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Sitatunga

Sitatungas live in swampland and marshes in central and south central Africa in Kenya, Zambia, Botswana, and Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Swamp Monkey

Swamp monkeys are good swimmers, and their webbed toes help them paddle in the water. To escape predators such as the crowned hawk eagle, various large snakes, and pygmy chimpanzees, they may dive into the water.

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Marabou Stork

Marabou storks live in Africa, from the Sahara desert to South Africa. They live in the savannas and open areas, but will also live close to human habitation.

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Bat-eared Fox

The bat-eared fox lives in eastern and southern Africa, primarily in savannas, brush, and grasslands.

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Serval

Servals are at home among tall grasses in central Africa. Because they can find food easily in marshes and reed beds, they prefer these areas over arid lands, including the Sahara.

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Banded Mongoose

Banded mongooses live south of the Sahara desert in Africa, from Gambia to Ethiopia down to South Africa. They spend their time in the grassy savannah, brush, and open woodland areas.

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African Lion

In Africa, lions don’t live in the jungle, the mighty jungle like the song says. They actually live in very dry areas south of the Sahara desert. The grassy areas of the African Journey exhibit are similar to the savannah that lions roam in Africa.

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Honey Badger

You can find the honey badger throughout the continent of Africa on mainly dry terrains, but also occasionally in wetlands and grasslands.

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Silvery-cheeked Hornbill

The silvery-cheeked hornbill lives in the forests of East Africa from Ethiopia to South Africa.

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Ostrich

Ostriches are the heaviest and largest living bird. The innermost toe of the ostrich is larger and bears most of the bird’s weight. Feathers are not designed for flight, as their surface resists airflow.

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Spotted Hyena

You can find the spotted hyena in sub-Saharan Africa, especially in the Serengeti plains and Ngorongoro Crater areas of Tanzania. They prefer the open, dry climate of semi-desert, savannah, and mountainous forest areas of Africa.

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Wildebeest

Wildebeest live in Africa from southern Kenya and southern Angola to northern South Africa, and they prefer open grassy plains, usually near water.

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Plains Zebra

The zebra’s fur is dull white with broad, brown to black stripes. This zebra species has broader and fewer stripes than many other zebras. No two zebras have the same exact pattern of stripes.

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Black-Masked Lovebird

Masked lovebirds have a black head, with a large yellow “collar” around their neck; the rest of their bodies are bright green. Their eyes are encircled with a white ring, and they have a red beak.

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Reticulated Giraffe

Reticulated giraffes live in the dry savanna-grassland areas of northeast Africa (Somalia and Northern Kenya). This is where they can find leafy trees to eat.

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Colobus Monkey

Colobus monkeys are black with white fur bordering their face and trailing down their back and rump. One of the most distinctive of all primates, the colobus’ dramatic coloration is a beautiful sight against the deep green background of central Africa’s rain forests.

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de Brazza's Monkey

de Brazza’s monkeys are covered with brown fur with a whitish upper-lip and white chin fur. They also have a thin, white thigh stripe and a ginger-colored brow.

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Sky Safari

Put your toes in the treetops as you glide 38 feet into the air! Get a bird’s eye view of lions, zebras, wildebeest, and ostrich in the African Journey exhibit.

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Eastern Grey Kangaroo

The eastern grey kangaroo lives primarily in Tasmania and Eastern Australia. While you can find them in the grassland and open woodlands, they prefer the heavy scrub and forest of the damp coast and mountains. At the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo you can see eastern grey kangaroos in the Australian Adventure Outback.

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Echidna

Echidnas live in many different habitats in Australia. They can live in rain forests, swamps, bush areas, and even deserts. At the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, you can see an echidna in the Australia After Dark exhibit.

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Dingo

Dingoes live in many areas of Australia including the sandy desert, scrub, grassland, and forest edges. At the zoo, you can find the dingoes in the Australian Adventure Outback.

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River Ride

G’day, mates! Climb into your own dugout canoe and explore the Outback at the, Australian Adventure. You’ll float past dingoes and our mob of eastern grey kangaroos. Don’t miss the brightly colored birds in the Walkabout Aviary. Sit back and enjoy this relaxing canoe ride – no paddling required!

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African Penguin

They’re the only species of penguin in Africa, but the black-footed penguin lives in colonies on 24 islands between Namibia and Port Elizabeth, Africa. New colonies have also been established on the African mainland along the coast of the Western Cape Province in South Africa. The climate there is very similar to that of Indiana, with warm summers and cold winters.

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Aldabra Tortoise

The Aldabra tortoise comes from the Aldabra Islands, located in the Indian Ocean north of Madagascar. They live in grasslands, mangrove swamps, and coastal dunes.

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American Alligator

Alligators can jump out of the water’s edge up to five feet to snatch a meal. When capturing food, the gator’s powerful jaws clamp down on the prey. Then the gator drags the prey into the water and rapidly barrel-rolls under the water to drown it.

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Bennett's Wallaby

Bennett’s wallabies are found in eastern Australia and Tasmania. They feed in grasslands and use dense vegetation for cover. This wallaby is able to live in different types of habitats and it can even live in areas that receive snow. At the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, you can see Bennett’s wallabies in the Central Zoo.

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Black-tailed Prairie Dog

Black-tailed prairie dogs are generally tan in color, with lighter-colored bellies. Their tails have black tips, which is how they were named. Settlers called these animals “dogs” because of their high-pitched, bark-like call.

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Bobcat

Bobcats live throughout North America, from Canada to Mexico. They are even found in our home state of Indiana, but not very often. Bobcats live in brush, wooded or grassy areas, and even desert climates.

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California Sea Lion

California sea lions are found from Vancouver Island, British Columbia to Baja California in Mexico. Sea lions are air breathing mammals. They spend most of their time in the water and come ashore to breed. California sea lions are social and like to be in packs.

Sea Lion Feeding
Every day at 11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. Play along with the zoo keepers as they feed and train the zoo’s sea lions at Sea Lion Beach.

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Capuchin Monkey

Capuchin monkeys live in the low-lying tropical forests of Central and South America, from Honduras to Columbia.

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Eurasian Eagle Owl

Eagle owls are found across Northern Europe through Asia and can also be found in Northern Africa. They prefer rocky outcrops and coniferous forests, but will just as easily hunt in open plains.

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North American River Otter

River otters have physical characteristics that help them move efficiently in the water including webbed feet, water-repellent fur, and nostrils and ears that close in the water. Their muscular tails help them swim through fast river currents.

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Red Panda

Red Pandas live in dense bamboo forests of the Himalaya Mountain region. Since they live in bamboo forests, it only makes sense that the red panda’s diet is mostly bamboo.

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Ring-tailed Lemur

Off the coast of eastern Africa, the ring-tailed lemur lives on the large island of Madagascar. They live mainly in forested areas.

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White-faced Saki Monkey

Saki monkeys live in the tropical rain forest regions of southern and eastern Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, and northeastern Brazil in South America.

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Pony Ride

A ride on one of the zoo’s gentle ponies brings a smile to every child’s face. Have your camera ready as the pony strolls the ring with your child on board! Each pony has an engraved silver nameplate on its bridle, so be sure to find out your pony’s name when you ride.

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Zoo Train Ride

Hop on board our miniature train at the zoo train station. The shiny red engine pulls four passenger cars past the Indiana Family Farm, through a tunnel, and along the shore of Shoaff Lake. The train is a handcrafted, scaled replica of an original 1863 C. P. Huntington locomotive.

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Binturong

The binturong lives high in the trees within the dense rain forests iof Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Palawan Islands, Burma, and the Malayan and Indo-Chinese Peninsulas.

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Javan Gibbon

Javan gibbons live in the rain forest regions of Java, which is an island in Indonesia. At the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, you’ll find the Javan Gibbon in the Indonesia Rainforest. Makes sense, huh?

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Komodo Dragon

The Komodo dragon lives on the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Padar, Rinca, and Flores. They stay mostly in the grasslands and open forests near water.

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Siamang

Siamangs are the largest of all gibbons. Their body is covered in long, dense, black fur. Siamangs have elastic throat skin that inflates to the size of a grapefruit when they are making their amazingly loud calls.

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Sumatran Tiger

Sumatran tigers live in the rain forests and grasslands of Sumatra and Indonesia. At the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, you can see Sumatran tigers in Tiger Forest.

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Endangered Species Carousel

This magical carousel depicts endangered animals from Southeast Asia. Children and adults alike will enjoy a spin on one of these colorful creatures set to nostalgic organ music.

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Legend

African Journey

Australia Adventure

Central Zoo

Indonesia Rain Forest

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