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Celebrating Black Voices in Conservation

Thousands of solutions fill the realm of conservation conversations, but one rises above all the rest: it takes all of us. Across the United States and around the globe, it takes all of us to be the change we want to see. This Black History Month, we come together to celebrate the Black voices in co ... Read More

Conservation Story: Mariana Avifauna Conservation

“I felt like I was walking on the set of Avatar, with the glow-in-dark mushrooms and gigantic trees in the forest. It was very awe-inspiring.” In March of 2023, Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo Head Veterinarian, Dr. Kami Fox, teamed up with Mariana Avifauna Conservation (MAC) an ... Read More

NEW Bamboo Forest Adventure Play and Marketplace

Bamboo Forest to Open Fall 2023 Fort Wayne IN – Construction continues at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo with Bamboo Forest Adventure Play and Marketplace which is set to open later this Zoo season. Bamboo Forest is part of the new reimagined Asian T ... Read More

Penny, A Curious Ostrich

Penny, A Curious Ostrich While enjoying the Fort Wayne Children Zoo’s African Savannah, you may have encountered a large, long necked bird running on two legs. Penny the ostrich loves interacting with guests and is one of the most curious and well-known animals at the Fort Wayn ... Read More

10 Steps Through The Australian Aviary

I had just left the Kangaroo exhibit. To my left, I saw a small blue plaque that read “Walk-Through Aviary.” I knew an aviary meant an enclosure for birds but I wasn’t sure if it was worth it. However, no one else was in there. Every other exhibit was crowded with eager children in chunky stro ... Read More

Meet the Cownose Stingray

Its square and indented snout looks like a cow nose! The cownose stingray is known for their mass migrations, but you can visit them at the Fort Wayne Children’s at the Stingray Bay! Flying like birds under the water, these cownose rays move with the waves! Here are some fun facts to help you get ... 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

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