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3 Palms Zoo in Clayton, Delaware

Discussion in 'United States' started by TinoPup, 9 Mar 2018.

  1. TinoPup

    TinoPup Well-Known Member

    17 Jul 2016
    3 Palms is a small local zoo in Clayton Delaware, about 15 minutes south of Dover. All animals at 3 Palms are rescues - a combination of injured wildlife, owner surrenders, and other captives that found their way there via rescues, etc.

    The zoo has been around a couple of years now and is gradually getting bigger. I believe it started as a fancy gardens place. They started helping rescue local injured birds and then began adding reptiles and mammals when they could afford them and had people with enough experience to help with their care.

    They're primarily focused on local education, especially at the child level. Almost all of the domestic species can be fed and/or pet, and they do a lot of visits to schools.

    Most of the exhibits are stand-alone with basic fencing. Some of the birds and turtles are now arranged into small exhibits, like the Southeast Asia Aviary and Coastal North America.

    Alpaca (1 male)
    African Pygmy Goats (4 males)
    Foxes (1 male silver, 1 female red)
    Groundhog (1 female)
    Guinea Pigs
    Llamas (1 male, 2 females)
    "Mini pigs" (2 males, 1 female)
    Mini Sicilian Donkey (1 male)
    Rabbits (2 dutch, 1 palomino, etc.)
    Raccoon (1 female)
    Sheep (2 Katahdin, 1 Romney)
    Skunk (1 male)
    Vietnamese Pot-Bellied Pigs (1 male, 1 female)
    Virginia Opossum (1 female?)

    Reptiles & Amphibians:
    African Side-neck Turtle
    American Alligator (1 female)
    Cumberland Slider
    Diamondback Terrapins
    Dumpy Tree Frog
    Eastern Box Turtles
    Eastern Mud Turtle
    Florida Red-bellied Cooter
    Gray Tree Frog
    Green Iguana
    Green Tree Frog
    Gulf Coast Box Turtle
    Ornate Box Turtle
    Painted Turtles
    Red-eared Sliders (12)
    Red-footed Tortoise
    Rio-Grande Slider
    Russian Tortoise
    Snapping Turtle
    Spotted Turtle
    Sulcata Tortoise
    Three-Toed Box Turtle
    Yellow-bellied Sliders
    Yellow-footed Tortoise

    African White-faced Whistling Ducks
    Aleutian Cackling Goose
    Black Sumatra
    Burmese Red Junglefowl
    Canada Geese (14)
    Carolina Wood Ducks
    Chickens (many breeds)
    Chinese Golden Pheasants
    Domestic Ducks (many breeds)
    Domestic Geese (11)
    Eastern Screech Owls
    Emu (1 female)
    Fish Crow
    Indian Peacock Pigeons
    Lady Amherst Pheasant
    Laughing Gulls
    Mandarin Ducks
    Military Macaw (1 female)
    Northern Pintails
    Northern Shovelers
    Peacocks (2 males, 2 females)
    Ringneck Pheasant
    Silver Pheasants
    Snow Goose
    Turkey Vultures (2 males, 1 female)
    Wild Turkeys (1 male, 1 female)
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  2. Yi Qi

    Yi Qi Well-Known Member

    24 Feb 2018
    Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
    Apparently one of their llamas is named Twin due to being born on September 11, 2001. How ballsy.

    Also, due to storm damage, the zoo moved to another location.
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  3. TinoPup

    TinoPup Well-Known Member

    17 Jul 2016
    I completely missed that they were moving. Based on comments on their facebook, the new place has larger enclosures. It's supposed to be open soon.
  4. drill

    drill Well-Known Member

    26 Feb 2017
    Norfolk, Va
    What is their new location?
  5. TinoPup

    TinoPup Well-Known Member

    17 Jul 2016
    1060 Vandyke Greenspring Rd, Townsend. Half a mile from the old location.
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