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What is a Cervid?

 You may have seen one in your own backyard! What is a cervid? While you might not recognize the term, you have probably seen one or more in a back yard or nearby corn field. Cervids are deer! The term cervid comes from the family name of Cervidae. This includes deer, elk, moose, and more. […]

Throwback Thursday: Bingo the Elephant

    The Friends of the Zoo Society was created in 1969 to help the zoo make much needed improvements. Its ability to raise funds as well as obtain donations of labor and materials from staff and the community served the zoo well. The group took on big projects, including the acquisition of an Asian […]

Throwback Thursday: Tucker the Parrot

  Tucker is a yellow-naped Amazon parrot that was hatched at the zoo in 1994 and has lived her life here since. She was an ambassador animal at the zoo and in the community for many years and is recognized by many who have seen her in presentations. She is known for her entertaining repertoire […]