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The Private Life of Hornbills

Here at The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo we have a pair of Wrinkled Hornbills (Aceros corrugatus), Bayu (Bye-you) and Ayu (Aye-you). Bayu, which means “the wind” in Indonesian, is our 16 year old male and Ayu, meaning “beautiful,” is our 13 year old female. You can tell them apart ba ... Read More

"Quacking" the Code

When most people think of training animals, they think of alligators, lions, or other exotic animals that would be difficult to handle. However, our keeper Maggie Sipe is here to tell you that is not always the case! Even ducks- a seemingly simple animal- take patience and dedication to "quack" the ... Read More

Waddling Away With Our Hearts Part 2

After reading our first penguin post, you may think you're an expert on our tuxedo-wearing birds. Well, you may be, but we've got even more fun facts about the lovable creatures. A more commonly known fact about penguins may be this: our African penguins are known as "jackass penguins" due to the ... Read More

Waddling Away With Our Hearts Part 1

You've seen our tiny flightless friends at the zoo, but how much do you know about penguins- really? Yes, our African black-footed penguins may always look like they are wearing a tuxedo, but did you know that their dapper appearance actually has a purpose (besides being ridiculously adorable)? ... Read More

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