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Many Species, One Planet, One Future - ACRES Land Trust

The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo strives to make a difference for animals every day. To help achieve this goal, we participate in programs and initiatives to protect animals and their habitats around the world. ACRES Land Trust is one of our many conservation partners at the Fort Wayne Children’ ... Read More

Zoo To You is Back!

Zoo To You is back! Join Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo’s Executive Director, Jim Anderson, and the whole Zoo gang as we bring the Zoo to your home screen with Zoo to You! Watch animals climb, waddle and jump, learn how we train different animals and so much more! You may ... Read More

How Giraffe Winter in Indiana

A Giraffe’s wild home is the warmth of the African savannas, at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, we make Indiana feel like home—even in the winter. Like all of our zoo animals, our six giraffe stay here in the cold winter months, and anything below 50 degrees is a temp too cold for the ... Read More

Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program

The Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program (SOCP) has been working alongside the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo since 2012 on environmental education, research and protecting the habitats of endangered orangutans. ... Read More

Farewell to Sal

Recently, we said goodbye to our last remaining black stork, Salvador. Sal lived an incredible and memorable life, and I feel compelled to share his story – a story filled with drama, devotion, and trailblazing. Sal was imported by the FWCZ from Romania in 1989 when he was just a year old. Afte ... Read More

Our Volunteers

The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo prepares to open for their 55th year of operation on April 27th. Included in these preparations are the training of numerous volunteers who have signed up for this upcoming season. While the zoo already has a wonderful group of volunteers, we are ... Read More

International Primate Day

September 1st is an important day, because it’s International Primate Day! Over 200 species belong to the primate family, including monkeys, apes, and orangutans. Some of the primates who call the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo home are the de Brazza’s monkey, swamp monkey, colobus mo ... Read More

New To The Zoo: Justin

Our red pandas have always been a fan favorite at the zoo, but this season you'll definitely want to stop by their exhibit on the hill. Why? Because you'll see a new face looking back at you! We are excited to introduce Justin, the newest addition to our red panda family. Justin is a five year o ... Read More

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