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Help Us Protect the Oceans

Did you know that more than 80% of the ocean is unmapped, unobserved, and unexplored? Or that only 35% of United States oceans and coastal waters have been mapped? The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is dedicated to helping protect the oceans and the marine life that calls it home, even the ones we m ... Read More

International Women's Month: Meet Shelley

International Women’s Month: Meet Shelley If you ask Shelley Scherer to pick a favorite memory from her 30 seasons at the Zoo, she will tell you it’s impossible. “I’ve seen sea lions swim for the first time in their new exhibit, I’ve ... Read More

Four Things to Remember on Reef Awareness Day

Four Things to Remember on Reef Awareness Day Sea turtles, starfish, mollusks, oh my! Called the rainforests of the seas, coral reefs support a diversity of marine life; however, many reefs are being damaged, and marine species are losing their homes. You can help save life under ... 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

Meet Brenda

Imagine receiving a call that a 4-month-old orangutan baby had been confiscated by the local army from a farmer and it’s presumed her mother was killed.  In March 2019, that’s exactly what happened to our conservation partner, Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP).  When Brenda arri ... Read More

It Takes a Village to Raise a Hornbill

There is a popular saying “it takes a village to raise a child” and the same could be said for Bushy-crested wild hornbill chicks.  Our story begins deep in Thailand’s Budo-Sungain Padi National Park with the hero and heroine of my story, a Bushy-crested hornbill breeding pair.  In late Janu ... Read More

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