We feel very lucky that all of the animals, staff, and zoo suffered little damage due to Tropical Storm Irene. We’d like to thank everyone for their concern and really appreciate your support. We had a lot of clean up in the exhibits and in the park itself. Many of the animals enjoyed the leaves, twigs, and branches that fell! The hoofstock like the Giraffe’s, Warthogs, Aoudads, Goats, etc. love to eat the leaves and the primates love to play with the sticks and pull the bark off the branches! All of our animals were very secure and the storm didn’t phase them one bit! We’ve had a lot of new babies in the last month or so and we are excited as fall rolls around the corner with the arrival of our new White Rhinos! They are on site…when they get acclimated to their enviornment and to us they will go out into their new habitat! We are very excited!
These pictures we took after the storm…see the zebras and ostrich grazing as soon as the sun came out!