Primate Keeper Michelle reports

We’ve had a couple of monkeys born within the last 2 months, the babies and moms are doing great!  The Chimps and Mandrills love the snow!  Today was their first real taste of snow for the season, they like to come out and check it out then go back in where it is warm!! We’re looking for donations of blankets, towels, and sheets for the primates.  The chimps epecially love to walk around and wrap themselves in blankets! We’re also looking for a radio/cd player…they love music!  The hoofstock keepers are looking for a push broom, buckets, and feed pans from Nasco….we’ll take anything new or used! We’d like to thank everyone for their donations and holiday wishes for the animals, we have much to be thankful for!  Happy Holidays!

Zookeepers Report

The Tigers are really loving their Wading Pool in this hot weather!  The girls can be seen swimming or lounging by the waterfall/pool on the hot days!  Tigers are one of the few cats who love water!  Dan, our Hoofstock/Big Cats/ Reptile keeper reports that our Reticulated Python (longest snake in the world) has reached a length of over 13 feet!  Here are some pictures taken of the reticulated python last week….isn’t she beautiful!