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Valentine, the EGGs-ellent Shark

Valentine, the EGGs-ellent Shark Meet Valentine! Named after a special heart-shaped mark on her forehead, Valentine has been greeting guests at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo for seven years. Though you may have seen this zebra shark swimming in ... Read More

Raising Helmeted Curassow Chicks

It may take a village to raise a baby, but in our case, it takes a Zoo to raise Helmeted Curassow chicks. Zoo staff were thrilled when they discovered two, cream-colored objects laying among the Helmeted Curassow’s habitat.  Boyaca and Ande, the Fort Wayne Children Zoo’s male and female Helm ... 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

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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