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Animal Corner — Lions

After tigers, lions are the second largest cat species in the entire world. Typically, they live in eastern and southern Africa. They can run up to 50 miles per hour. When they roar, you can even hear the sound from as much as five miles away. Lions live in groups called prides. While they are known as the “King of the Jungle,” that title is a bit of a misnomer.…

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The park now has its own YouTube channel! Subscribe to our channel here, and be among the first to see our latest videos. In the meantime, go through some of our terrific older videos. Some of our favorites are Slow Motion Lion Snarl, Rio the Dancing Greenwing Macaw, and Water Buffalo Feeding. Which one is your favorite? Share below, and don’t forget to keep watching for our next video! You…

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Animal Corner — Reindeer

Christmas is just days away, so we figured it would be fun and festive to learn more about one of the most famous animals of the holiday season — reindeer. They might not have Rudolph noses or pull any sleighs for Santa Claus (that we know of for sure!), but they are still quite enthralling and adorable! In North America, reindeer in the wild are known as caribou. When they…

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Animal Corner – The Axis Deer

The Chital, also known as the Axis deer,  are indigenous to regions in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh. This deer species is most prevalent in Indian forests, where they feed on tall grasses, branches, shrubs and even fruit that has fallen thanks to monkeys in the trees. Male Axis can weigh up to 165 pounds and stand up to 35 inches at the shoulder. Females can weigh up to…

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Animal Corner – Sulcata Tortoise

The Sulcata Tortoise is indigenous to areas in northern Africa, which is why it is also sometimes called African Spurred Tortoises. These are the third-largest species of tortoise in the world, able to grow up to 200 pounds! This is pretty amazing considering they start out life as hatchlings that are just about three inches in size! This animal is an herbivore and basically consists of various plants and grasses.…

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Animal Corner – Alpacas

Alpacas belong to the camel family. They are native to the mountainous areas of South America such as the Andes of southern Peru, northern Bolivia, Ecuador and northern Chile. An Alpaca can reach up to 99 cm at the shoulder and weigh up to 180 pounds. They have thick, long hair which is considered to be of very high quality. Alpaca hair, called fiber, is prized for making clothing and…

Black Bears

Animal Corner – Black Bears

Did you know that  in spite of their names, black bears can also be brown, blue or grey and even cinnamon? These are the most common bears in America, in fact, they can be found in nearly any forested area but also live in mountains and swamps. Black bears mostly eat berries, grasses and roots, but they are omnivores so they also eat fish and nearly anything they can find.…

Emu

Animal Corner — Emus

Although the emu in the pic is just a baby, it will not be that small for long! When it comes to size, emus come in second to ostriches for the title of “Largest Bird in the World.” Adult emus reach heights between five and six feet tall, and weigh between 90 and 130 pounds. This makes them the largest birds in their native Australia. Even though they come in…

Antlers

Animal Corner — Antlers Facts

Curious about why animals like deer, elk, and caribou have antlers? Antlers mainly come on males, although in rare cases some females do have them. They are made of bone, and thus are filled with blood. They serve a few functions, from a form of defending themselves against predators to a way of knocking food from trees. They also allow these animals to dig spaces into the ground for them…