If you’ve been to the Zoo this season, you’ve likely noticed some improvements and new friends in our Outback Yard. We still have our three Eastern Gray kangaroos- Harley, Andre, and Nigel. We also have our emu, Penelope in with them! We’re so excited to debut our three new, male Bennett’s wallabies this season as well. If you’ve been lucky you might’ve spotted the most recent addition – a sulcata tortoise! What was once two separate yards for kangaroos and emu, has now become an expanded Outback yard with four different species! Have you ever wondered how zoos are able to have mixed-species exhibits (exhibits with multiple different types of animals!) or what all goes into setting them up? Well, here’s a sneak-peak at some of the things that your Zoo has done to get these new animal friends happy and healthy on exhibit for you to see and learn about!
NATIONAL ZOOKEEPER WEEK
- A. The American Association of Zookeepers celebrates National Zookeeper Week every year. The mission of AAZK is “to advance excellence in the animal keeping profession, foster effective communication beneficial to animal care, support deserving conservation projects, and promote the preservation of our natural resources and animal life.”
Our Zoo is dedicated to creating extraordinary experiences for all. We have lots of fun events at the Zoo in order to help make your visit unique and engaging. Here’s a look at some upcoming events happening at the Zoo for the month of July!
Purrfect Additions to the Saginaw Children’s Zoo!
We are delighted to announce black-footed kittens! On June 1st, the keepers found black-footed cat mother, Meeka resting with two kittens!
At the Zoo, we believe a proper diet is essential to the overall health and well-being of every animal! Our animal care staff make sure that our animal friends eat fresh fruits, veggies, fiber, grains, and high-qualify meat and fish that reflect what each animal eats naturally in the wild.
Visit the Animals section of the website to see what each animal eats at the Zoo and in the wild.