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Welcome to the 2016 season!
Each year, we listen to visitors and their requests, and always do our best to make the park better each and every year.
This year, we paved the hill by the Reindeer exhibit that leads down to the playground. This will make pushing strollers or wheelchairs up and down this hill much easier for our guests, and people already seem to love this.
We also widened the entrance area in front of the gift shop to make it easier while getting into and out of the park. There is new pavement here as well.
A brand new point-of-sale system has been installed in our gift shop that has been custom designed just for our needs. This sytem is much faster than the old system, which means that we can help cut down on lines and cut down on visitors' wait times.
We are proud to announce the arrival of Paxton, a male Honey Badger (AKA Ratel.) They are so rare that we are one of only 5-6 zoos in the country that have this amazing species. They have earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the most fearless animal on the planet, standing up to any threat ranging from Hyenas and Leopards, to swarms of bees, Cobras, and Leopards. It is only when the Honey Badger feels threatened that they turn ferocious, making even an entire pride of lions think twice before challenging them. Our newly constructed exhibit allows him to come right up and meet guests, with only a layer of safety glass between him and guests. You can find Paxton in his brand new state-of-the-art exhibit, located next the ducks, and across from the White-Handed Gibbons.
Also new to Living Treasures Moraine in 2016 is the Blue Crowned Pigeon, or the Western Crowned Pigeon. This is the largest pigeon in the world, and is also one of the most beautiful. They have deep blue feathers and a purple patch across the shoulders, and also a fan-like crest of lacy light blue feathers on top of their head. You can find them in our triangle pen, which is next to the Kangaroo yard.
Meet Gobi, a precious Bactrian Camel Calf that was born in March, 2016. Bactrian Camels have 2 humps on their backs, unlike the single-humped Dromedary Camel. You can find Gobi in the petting zoo, and he is part of our baby bottle feeding program.
Cinderella is a Dromedary Camel Calf that was born on April 20th, 2016. Dromedary Camels have only 1 hump, unlike her friend Gobi, the Bactrian Camel. You can find Cinderella and Gobi together in the petting zoo.
It's twins! Two Marmoset babies were born on April 21st, 2016. Interesting Marmoset facts: the Father helps to deliver the young, and the babies usually to not leave the mother's back for the first 2 weeks of life. After the first 2 weeks, babies usually spend all of their time on their father's back, except when nursing. You can find these babies in the Marmoset exhibit, located on the side of the Photo Center building,
Kory, a male Highlander calf, was born on Wednesday, May 18th. Kory's mom is Callie, one of visitors' favorites here at the Moraine location. Kory and Callie are located in their exhibit they share with the water buffalo.
Meet Cookie! She was born on June 20th, 2016 to mom, Oreo (See what we did there?) Cookie is a filly, or a female baby. You can find Cookie and Oreo in the petting zoo area of the park.
A baby White-Faced Capuchin was born on June 24th, 2016. When babies are born, the infant is carried across its mothers back for about the 1st 6 weeks. After about 4-5 weeks, the baby can stray from its mother for brief periods. By 3 months the baby can move around independently. The Capuchin exhibit is located across from the White Tigers.
A Muntjac fawn named "Dewey" was born on June 27th. At birth, Muntjac only weighs about 19.4 to 23.8 ounces, and the baby is covered in white spots which helps provide camouflage in the first days of life. You can find Dewey in the safari circle.
Two baby Squirrel Monkeys were born on July 16th and July 27th. The female takes care of the baby on her own, and the baby spends the first couple weeks on its mother's back. The Squirrel Monkey exhibit is located next to the Capuchin exhibit.
Stayed tuned for more updates, species added, and new exhibit news.