Fort Wayne IN – The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo invites guests to help us celebrate World Migratory Bird Day, Wednesday, May 12th from 10 am to 2 pm.
Guests of all ages can discover the beauty of migrating birds’ songs, the mystery of migration and the astounding power of flight. Interactive stations in the Zoo’s Discovery Garden will highlight how we can help in our own backyards with food, water and shelter, learn to identify migrating and non-migrating birds in our area and discover what MOTUS towers are and how your visit helps the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo with this important conservation work.
“We want our guests to learn about our feathered friends,” said Bonnie Kemp, Director of Communications for the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo. “They sing. They fly. They live in every habitat from urban to rural. Everyone can enjoy birds from their windows and their own backyards. We want to celebrate our natural world and the diverse animals that live here and how we can help them sing, fly and soar.”
World Migratory Bird Day activities are free with paid zoo admission.
About the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo: The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is northeast Indiana’s
largest tourist attraction, hosting more than 600,000 guests annually. The zoo was voted
Indiana’s #1 “Gotta-Do Summer Attraction” and is consistently named one of the nation’s Top Ten Zoos for Kids by national media outlets.
The Zoo is a conservation leader, contributing annually to local, regional, and international efforts to protect wild animals and habitats. The Zoo cares for more than 1500 animals and participates in 63 cooperative species survival plans.
As a self-supporting facility, the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo receives no tax dollars for
operations. The zoo’s operations are funded entirely by earned revenue and donations.
Zoo is open 9 am to 7 pm through August. Fall hours – September and October 9 am to 5 pm. Admission is $11 for kids 2 to 18; $15 adults.