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Fort Wayne Children's Zoo Fort Wayne Children's Zoo - Full Species List - Summer 2016

Discussion in 'United States' started by Moebelle, 26 Jul 2016.

  1. Moebelle

    Moebelle Well-Known Member

    15 Jun 2011
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Here's a nearly complete (98%) list of the animals that are displayed at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. I liked geomorph's style of slightly explaining each and every habitat, and I hope they don't mind if I do the same from now on for my lists. Numbered animals implies the exhibits are separate, if the animals are in a list form and not numbered, it means they're mixed.

    Central Zoo

    Three semi-small cages located by the entrance
    1. Canada Lynx
    2. Black-throated Magpie Jay
    White-eared Pheasant
    3. Red-billed Blue Magpie
    Cabot's Tragopan

    If guests continue to the walk to the right side of the zoo they are met with the:

    African Journey

    Large grassland/wetland habitat
    Grey Crowned Crane

    Tall, slightly narrow cage
    Allen's Swamp Monkey

    Low ceilinged, narrow meshed cage
    Red-billed Hornbill
    Buff-crested Bustard

    First viewing of a multi-acre savanna
    Plains Zebra
    White-bearded Wildebeest
    Ruppell's Vulture
    Marabou Stork

    Large, open topped wetlands exhibit
    Great White Pelican

    Second viewing of the savanna

    Open topped glass fronted exhibit built within a kopjie
    White Stork

    Medium sized glass fronted habitat with an open immersive back side
    Spotted Hyena

    Small glass fronted exhibit within the kopjie
    Bat-eared Fox

    Large glass fronted habitat with open back side
    African Lion

    Small meshed cage with a view of the savanna in the back

    Two small glass fronted exhibit (non adjacent)
    1. Honey Badger
    2. Banded Mongoose

    Second viewing of the lion exhibit (glass)

    Six various sized cages (non adjacent)
    1. Silvery-cheeked Hornbill
    2. Amur Leopard
    3. De Brazza's Monkey
    4. Black and White Colobus
    5. Black-masked Lovebird
    6. Verraux's Eagle Owl

    Third savanna viewing

    Very large savanna with boardwalk viewing
    Reticulated Giraffe

    Medium open topped wetlands exhibit with a boardwalk path
    Black Stork

    Fourth Savanna viewing

    Medium open topped wetlands exhibit
    Wattled Crane

    This entire attraction is one circle and leads guests back to where they started at the:

    Central Zoo (continued)

    Medium sized low brick fenced sand filled exhibit
    Black-tailed Prairie Dog

    Medium sized island exhibit fenced with low brick fence and a water moat
    White-fronted Capuchin

    Path leads guests uphill

    Five medium to small sized cages with path leading to a dead end
    1. Ring-tailed Lemur
    2. Turkey Vulture
    3. Komodo Dragon (Summer exhibit)
    4. Eurasian Eagle Owl
    5. Red Panda

    Guests must backtrack and are met with pony rides at the other end of the area. If they continue up the incline, they'll to be lead to the:

    Indonesian Rain Forest

    Tall outdoor caged exhibit connected to the main building
    Spectacled Langur

    Doors lead guests inside the indoor Dr. Diversity's Rain Forest Research Station

    Seven small boxed wall exhibits:
    1. Thorny Devil Stick Insect
    2. Thorny Devil Stick Insect
    3. Malaysian Walking Leaf Insect
    4. Northern Tree Shrew
    5. Oriental Fire-bellied Toad
    6. Crocodile Skink, Bornean Eared Toad
    7. Tentacled Snake

    Large narrow terrarium coming out of the wall
    Reticulated Python

    Small and low ceilinged terrarium
    Komodo Dragon (Winter only)

    Tall floor exhibit
    Red-tailed Rat Snake

    Very small, "L shaped" path venturing guests into a look of a preview of the dome and leading them back into another indoor attraction

    Large all indoor habitat atrium with a straight glass viewing
    Sumatran Orangutan

    8,000 sq ft Jungle Dome Aviary

    Nothing that roams free in the exhibit is labelled (Based on observation) There are 16 total species
    Green-naped Pheasant Pigeon
    Crested Wood Partridge
    Asian Fairy Bluebird
    Pied Imperial Pigeon
    Hooded Pitta
    Oriental White-Eye
    Silver-eared Mesia
    Nicobar Pigeon
    Cotton Teal
    Javan Whistling Duck
    Princess Parrot

    In the middle of the dome guests are lead into a small cave and shortly come out on the other side. There are three small terrariums built into the cave walls
    1. Bornean Eared Frog
    2. Bornean Eared Frog
    3. Black-breasted Leaf Turtle

    Guests are lead outside to a café area along with the zoo's carousel and into the start of the rainforest boardwalk trail. For the rest of the exhibits, guests are viewing the animals while being elevated approximately 10 ft in the air.

    Semi large tropical habitat with two separate glass viewings
    Sumatran Tiger

    Five tall to small meshed cages settled along the boardwalk
    1. Lesser Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
    2. Javan Gibbon
    3. Wrinkled Hornbill
    4. Hunting Cissa
    5. Prevost's Squirrel

    Zoo Central (continued)

    Guests are lead back down the path to the capuchin monkey island and are left to see the other half of the zoo

    Medium sized, low fenced grassland exhibit
    Bennett's Wallaby

    Very narrow and shallow watered habitat with full underwater and above water viewing
    California Sea Lion

    Very small multi-leveled exhibit with a pool at the bottom
    North American River Otter

    Large multi biome habitat (water, rocky island, and beach)
    African Penguin

    Small, narrow and low cage with glass viewing
    White-faced Saki Monkey

    Medium sized grassland exhibit with separate areas for underwater and land viewing
    American Alligator

    Australian Adventure

    The Reef (Indoor aquarium)

    Two medium sized (almost) circular wall tanks
    1. Moon Jellyfish
    2. Red Lionfish

    Semi large enclosed "L shaped" tank
    Black-tip Reef Shark
    Zebra Shark
    Tasseled Wobbegong Shark

    Large, narrow, nearly floor to ceiling tropical fish tank
    Percula Clownfish, Ocellaris Clownfish, Red and Black Clownfish, Maroon Clownfish, Coral Beauty, Yellow-tipped Squrrielfish, Orange Fairy Basslet, Whitesaddle Goatfish, Blotched Foxface, Copperband Butterflyfish, Yellow Tang, Picasso Triggerfish, Raccoon Butterflyfish, Saddled Butterflyfish, Koran Angelfish, Threadfin Butterflyifish, Blue Green Chromis, Blue Tang, Black Triggerfish, Marine Betta, Longface Wrasse, Emperor Angelfish, Jewel Damselfish, Orange-shouldered Tang, Domino Angelfish, Stars and Stripes Puffer, Chocolate Tang, Orbicular Batfish, Sailfin Tang, Pennant Butterflyfish, Three Stripe Damselfish, Zebra Moray Eel, Clown Triggerfish

    Stingray Bay

    Semi large tank with above and underwater viewing. The animals are available to touch, however, the tank wall is elevated to that of an adult waist, and children need assistance. Guests can only view and touch the rays on one side of the tank.
    Cownose Ray
    Southern Stingray

    Start of the main Australia exhibits

    Two small, low ceilinged cages
    1. Galah
    Maned Goose
    2. Australian Magpie

    Five glass boxed exhibits built within the wall of a half built barn
    1. Wheeler's Nob-tailed Gecko
    2. Black-headed Monitor
    3. Carpet Python
    4. Woma Python
    5. Blue-tounged Skink

    Semi small, high glass fenced yard
    Tasmanian Devil (Future)

    Large walkthrough exhibit with free roaming animals
    Eastern Grey Kangaroo
    Black Swan

    Medium sized yard with low fenced viewing

    Large, walkthrough aviary (also viewable from every angle of the attraction)
    Rainbow Lorikeet
    Blue-faced Honeyeater
    Straw-necked Ibis
    Cattle Egret
    Masked Lapwing

    Central Zoo (continued last time)

    Semi large low fenced grassland habitat
    Aldabra Tortoise

    Very small, square based shaped cage
    Red-tailed Hawk

    Indiana Family Farm
    Various fenced pens, petting yards, and coops filled with rabbits, cows, honeybees, rabbits, pigs, a miniature donkey, chickens, and Nigerian dwarf goats
    Last edited: 26 Jul 2016
  2. jayjds2

    jayjds2 Well-Known Member

    10 Nov 2015
    Virginia, USA
    I didn't know there were any in the US. Any ideas where it/they came from? Ages? Breeding?

    Wattled crane or..?
  3. Moebelle

    Moebelle Well-Known Member

    15 Jun 2011
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    These are mistakes and thank you for pointing them out. I've seen both of these species only once (at the the same zoo in fact as well) before Fort Wayne and they aren't commonly recognized in my mind. When reading on the site about white storks, I've only seen people refer to them as Oriental White Storks, and I had no idea they were two different species.
  4. jayjds2

    jayjds2 Well-Known Member

    10 Nov 2015
    Virginia, USA
    No problem. If you'd actually seen Oriental then I'd have made Fort Wayne a priority, as storks are some of my favorite animals. There's a few species I haven't seen yet but I've seen quite a few. Thanks for the animal list.
  5. jayjds2

    jayjds2 Well-Known Member

    10 Nov 2015
    Virginia, USA
    Actually, I just realized that the Louisville Zoo had some/one Oriental White Storks, so I probably have seen them as I used to go to Louisville all the time. I don't remember too many details though, as I was younger. I'll be looking through old photos tomorrow. I also need to work on an excuse to drive through Columbus to Saint Louis (where we have family) and then through Louisville on the way back home! Thanks for making me come to these realizations, even if it was accidental on your part.
  6. Moebelle

    Moebelle Well-Known Member

    15 Jun 2011
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Haha actually Louisville was the zoo I was referring to. The exhibit has since been turned into part of the footprint of the new Blue Penguin exhibit
  7. geomorph

    geomorph Well-Known Member Premium Member

    28 May 2009
    Newport Beach, CA, USA
    Thank you for this well-organized list! We had some discussion about whether to make the exhibit descriptions bold or the species names bold, I think it works out well either way!

    I had never heard of a hunting cissa, if I have ever seen one it was at a time before I was paying attention to bird species!
  8. jayjds2

    jayjds2 Well-Known Member

    10 Nov 2015
    Virginia, USA
    Where is/are the stork(s) then, if you know? And my apologies for derailing your thread with talk of Louisville.
  9. jayjds2

    jayjds2 Well-Known Member

    10 Nov 2015
    Virginia, USA
    It's the same as a green magpie, which I assume you've heard of (though maybe not seen, they are rare in America). Cissa chinensis.
  10. Moebelle

    Moebelle Well-Known Member

    15 Jun 2011
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    If you're talking about Louisville, then they are not on exhibit.
  11. jayjds2

    jayjds2 Well-Known Member

    10 Nov 2015
    Virginia, USA
    Oh, ok. Thanks for all the help! :)
  12. jwer

    jwer Well-Known Member

    22 Jan 2007
    Groningen, Netherlands
    I'm missing my favorite exhibit from when I visited a few years ago.

    Nocturnal exhibit with striped possum / echida mix. Is it still around?
  13. Moebelle

    Moebelle Well-Known Member

    15 Jun 2011
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    It is now the stingray exhibit apparently
  14. Moebelle

    Moebelle Well-Known Member

    15 Jun 2011
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Walkthrough videos of the zoo's top attractions are ready

    Also some changes that I noticed

    1. The bird exhibit at the entrance has been combined with another to double the room for their Canada lynx
    2. Spot-nosed Guenons now live with the Swamp monkeys
    3. The very tiny Lovebird cage has been removed however, a large and very long cage, similar to the leopard habitat, has taken up that space.
    4. In the Central Zoo, the also very tiny Turkey Vulture cage has been removed. As with the Red-tailed hawk cage and the Wallaby yard.
    5. The Hunting Cissa in the rainforest has been replaced with a single White crested laughing thrush
    6. I could've missed it on my last visit in the Central Zoo, but I noticed that an Agouti now lives with the Sakis
    7. In the Australian section, no sign of the Maned goose but the Mapgie and the Gallah do now live together in the first cage. The second one now contains a Blue-faced Honeyeater
    8. I didn't fully checkout the herp exhibits in the same section but I noticed that green tree frogs replaced the skink.
    9. As mentioned last year for future news, the Tasmanian devils are now on exhibit.
    Last edited: 3 Jul 2017
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