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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…

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.…

Bobcat

Animal Corner – The Bobcat

Bobcats frequently confused with other species as they resemble fellow members of the Lynx family. Complicating the issue is how they come in a variety of coat variations. Their official name is the Lynx Rufus, and they can be found from Canada to all the way to Mexico. Bobcats have short bobbed tails, black tufts on their ears, and longer hair at the sides of their face.They live in wooded areas, swampland, and semi-desert environment. They can…

Animal Corner — The Blue Tongue Skink Lizard

The Blue Tongue Skink Lizard comes from Australia. It grows up to a foot and a half long, and it lives in burrows, logs, or leaf litter. Their diet consists of dead animals, snails, insects, fruits, and flowers. Some of them even have a transparent window in their lower eyelids. This means they can technically see even with their eyes closed! As for how they got their name, it clearly…

Animal Corner — California Kingsnakes

You have heard of California king beds -- now meet California Kingsnakes! These are nonvenomous found along the northern part of Mexico and western United States. They live in a large variety of places: forests, grasslands, marshes, farmlands, deserts, and even suburban neighborhoods, just to name a few. California Kingsnakes mostly live on the ground, but they have been known to climb shrubs and low tree branches. They earned their…

Animal Corner – Animal Adaptations

Change is in the air, and for people that means getting homes ready for colder weather and snow. Have you ever thought about what animals do to prepare for the winter? Here are some of the types of adaptations animals have to deal with the changing seasons. Extra fur - Some animals put on an extra fur to help protect them from the cold and wet conditions they might face…

Animal Corner – The Peacock

[caption id="attachment_5301" align="alignleft" width="300"] From Venezuela[/caption] Few animals are as distinct as the peafowl, also known as the peacock. There are two Asiatic and one African species of peafowl. Having brightly colored plumage and long beautiful trains, peacocks are usually a favorite at our park. Did you know that only the males have colorful feathers? The female are grey or brown, but the males have vivid colors which they display…

Here Are the Servals

In our latest animal video, Keeper Jasmine introduces us to the Servals! They are big cats from Africa with the longest legs of any cat species. However, as you'll see when Keeper Jasmine pets them, these big cats love being petted and they soak up attention just as any typical house cat would.