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Wet, Wild, and Rare

When you visit the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo and cast your vote at the Kids4Nature Kiosk or round up your total at the Wild Things Gift Shop, you’re helping to protect local habitat with ACRES Land Trust. Most recently, your support helped conserve and study Quog Lake, a local, wild and rare qua ... 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

Zoo Welcomes New "Little" Girl

On the morning of Sunday, August 6th, our giraffe keepers walked into the barn to find a big surprise. Zahra, our expectant mother giraffe, was in labor! When keepers arrived for their morning shift at 7 AM, Zahra had already gone into active labor, and after a few more hours of pushing, we welco ... 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

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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