Fort Wayne Children's Zoo Home
The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is currently closed. Stay tuned for details about our Wild Zoo Spring Preview coming in April 2024.
Say Hello to Gherkin!

Meet Gherkin! This lovely lady is the resident northern tree shrew here at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo. She has lived in the Rainforest Room for over two years and, although sometimes arboreal, Gherkin spends much of her time close to the ground. Described as being particular about her space, he ... Read More

International Women's Month: Meet Tanisha

Women of the Zoo: Meet Tanisha “I told my mom, ‘I cannot do this. It smells like fish, my hair was getting wet, the humidity was crazy, and I am miserable – I am out!’ but she told me to stick it out – don’t give up and see this through…and here I am today.” In ... 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

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

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

Who's Toba?

The Big 5-0 is a big deal in the human world and it’s an even bigger deal in the orangutan world. If you visited the zoo recently and saw a birthday greeting for an orangutan you didn’t recognize that’s because we were celebrating the fact that Tara’s grandmother Toba turned 50 July 2! Toba ... Read More

Search