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Asian Trek

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Asian Trek lets you explore animals that call the largest continent home.

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White-throated Ground Dove

Mariana Fruit Dove

White-breasted Woodswallow

Oriental White Eye

Black-naped Fruit Dove

Pied Imperial Pigeon

Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot

Golden White Eye

Green Imperial Pigeon

Nicobar Pigeon

Hooded Pitta

Crested Wood Partridge

Indian Pygmy Goose

Lesser Indian Whistling Duck

Green-naped Pheasant Pigeon

Bleeding Heart Dove

Grey-capped Emerald Dove

Scarlet-faced Liocichla

Sulawesi Forest Turtle


Victoria Crowned Pigeon

Red Panda

Lesser Sulpher-crested Cockatoo

Southeast Asian Box Turtle

Clouded Leopard

Prevost’s Squirrel

Red-eyed Crocodile Skink

Red-tailed Green Rat Snake

Northern Tree Shrew

Sumatran Tiger

Sumatran Orangutan

The Sumatran Orangutans are found in the Indonesian Rain Forest

Reticulated Python

Javan Gibbon

Black-Breasted Leaf Turtle

Red Panda Ridge
Begin your trek through Asia at Red Panda Ridge, where the red pandas love to hang out in the trees. Look towards the ground as well to spot the Reeve’s muntjac, who shares a habitat with the red pandas. Before you leave, bring your imagination to life and run through a maze of bamboo!

Bamboo Forest Adventure Play
If you have special needs, we are happy to accommodate you. Please speak to the attendant entering the adventure play area.

Climb, maneuver, and zipline to new heights on the Bamboo Forest Adventure Play, a 2-story ropes course with 27 different obstacles! For kids under 48”, Sky Tykes is available with 11 different obstacles to explore. Purchase tickets here.

    • For your safety on the Sky Trail, please observe these rules:
      • Maximum weight is 300 pounds per participant
      • Must be 42” to 80” tall to participate
      • 42” to 47” requires a supervising companion, must have one supervising companion per child
    • For your safety on the Sky Tykes, please observe these rules:
      • Maximum weight is 150 pounds per participant
      • Maximum height to participate is 48”
      • Guests must be accompanied by a supervising companion

Rain Forest Room
In the Rain Forest Room, you will be immersed in a place where snakes slither in water, where tree roots grow around your feet, and the sounds of the Indonesian Rainforest come to life!  Meet a host of reptilian species of all colors and sizes, from the black-breasted leaf turtle to the reticulated python, one of the longest snakes in the world. You may also see a northern tree shrew, but keep your eyes peeled as this small mammal can move very fast!

Jungle Aviary Dome
Get up close to the Sumatran orangutans and 17 different species of birds! Look high and low as you embark among the trees, as some birds prefer to walk on ground, while others love to perch in the treetops.

Endangered Species Carousel
If you have special needs, we are happy to accommodate you. Please speak to the attendant before boarding your ride.

Go for a ride on the Endangered Species Carousel, where each of the colorful and unique creatures are an endangered animal species in Southeast Asia. The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo was the first zoo in the United States to have a carousel dedicated towards endangered species. Purchase tickets here. Must be scheduled in advance.

    • Adults ride free if standing beside a child. All other children and adults are charged to ride.
    • For your safety, please observe these rules:
      • One guest per animal
      • Guests under 42” must be accompanied by an adult
      • Accompanying adults must be stood between two horses
      • Guests standing on carousel must be accompanying a rider

Tiger Forest
Continue your journey to Tiger Forest, where the Sumatran tigers can be found exploring their exhibit. Look closely, sometimes their stripes help them to camouflage amongst the trees and the brush.

Tree Tops Trail
Many animals are awaiting you in Tree Tops Trail! Explore the Kids Tree House for a new view of the Zoo, listen to the unique call of the Javan gibbons, and look for the Prevost’s squirrel.

Take a moment to rest your feet at Slice, where you can grab an artisan flatbread pizza, carved sandwiches, mac and cheese, and cold drinks. Sitting just across from the Endangered Species Carousel, stop for a bite to eat before taking a spin on the carousel.

Carousel Canteen & Creamery
If you need a quick stop to help you cool down, the Carousel Canteen and Creamery is your spot! Mix your own ICEE, grab some ice cream, or a popcorn to take on the go as you trek on through the Tree Tops Trail.

Bamboo Forest Snack Station
Before you start your adventure through Asian Trek, stop at the Bamboo Forest Snack Station for a quick bite to eat. Here you can find salads, sandwiches, and other light bites to munch on while you sit back and watch guests conquer Bamboo Forest Adventure Play.

Resting spots are located throughout Asian Trek to allow guests a spot to take a moment of rest before heading off through the Zoo. Resting spots include:

    • Bamboo Forest Snack Station
    • Slice
    • Rain Forest Room
    • Endangered Species Carousel

The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is a KultureCity certified Sensory Inclusive Venue. All Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo staff are trained to help guests with sensory needs enjoy their Zoo visit, and KultureCity Sensory Bags can be checked out at the Guest Services building. Discovery Garden, located just before the Asian Trek switchback, is Asian Trek’s nearest designated Quiet Area.

Headphone Zones
Asian Trek has designated headphone zones, identified in-person with signs, to let guests know when it may be a good time to wear headphones. Headphone zones include:

  • Endangered Species Carousel
  • Rain Forest Room

What areas of Asian Trek are wheelchair acessible?

All areas of Asian Trek are wheelchair accessible.

Is there an adult changing station in Asian Trek?

Yes, there is an adult changing station in Asian Trek next to Bamboo Forest.

What areas of Asian Trek are stroller accessible?

All areas of Asian Trek are stroller accessible.

Can I bring outside food and beverage to the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo?

Guests are allowed to bring outside food and beverages to the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo. In Asian Trek, there are picnic tables at the Bamboo Forest Snack Station and at Slice where guests can sit down to eat.

Where is the first-aid room?

The First-aid Room is in the Central Zoo near the Guest Services building. However, there are first-aid kits located throughout Asian Trek, and all Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo employees are first-aid trained and can assist guests with first-aid needs.

Where can I nurse my child?

Nursing spaces are available in the Guest Services building at the Zoo’s main entrance.

Are there opportunities to meet a Zoo Keeper?

There are daily opportunities to meet some of the Zoo Keepers who work at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo. The full Keeper Chat schedule is coming soon!