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Thank You Mater Grove Academy!

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

We recently had a great encounter with Mater Grove Academy. They got to learn about a few different animals to include Siberian tigers, capuchin monkeys, wolves, conures, alligators, and lemurs! They even got some hands on fun with a few of our baby animals that we happen to care for here at ZWF! We were happy to teach such young minds about such great animals! Here at ZWF, we thrive on educating the public about the care and concern of many different species. Our goal is to spread the awareness of preserving rare and endangered species, and giving rescues the best life possible while here on our grounds. If you would like to learn more about group events, check out our event page here. We hope to see you soon!



One Of Our Infamous Actors!

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Say hello to Cacatua! He is a Citron Cockatoo (Cacatua sulphurea citrinocristata).Not much information has been collected about this species. The Citron Cockatoo is critically endangered, and has only been spotted in the Lesser Sumba Islands in Indonesia. They eat mostly seeds, buds, fruits nuts, and some plants. They make good pets, though now illegal to trade, as they don’t make as much noise as most cockatoos. Though they do have a tendency to cry out every so often with loud boisterous squawks, and can whistle pretty load as well. The Citron Cockatoo is mostly white with an orange crest on the top of the head, and yellow patches on the ears and around in the plumage. Like most parrots, the two sexes are very similar, and are not easily distinguished.  When they are excited, or alerted, they rise the crest of feathers on their heads. Cacatua really enjoys playing and is very loving! If you ask him for kisses, he will give them, and then ask you for more!  Some of his favorite pastimes are dancing, singing, whistling at the beauties in and around ZWF, and pretending that he is an eagle or even pretending he was shot! To come see him and his friends in action, check out our tour page and see what tour package is good for you! We hope to see you soon!
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Thank You Girl Scout Troop 9 Service Unit 2!

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

We had a great visit yesterday with Girl Scout Troop 9 Service Unit 2! They got to learn about all types of animals that we have here on site, as well as getting some hands on experience with some of the younger animals that we have as well! Each one of them seemed to really enjoy the visit! If you or a group you know wants to plan a trip of a lifetime, then come check out our tour packages here. We can’t wait to see you!



The Clouds Are Moving In!

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Except you don’t need an umbrella for this Cirrus! Cirrus is the newest addition to our family here at ZWF! Cirrus is a Clouded Leopard, the best climbers of all the cats! They can weigh around 51lbs (23kg), females vary in body size, being up to 32in (82cm) long, standing only 22in (55cm) tall. Their light weight as well as their incredible strength help with their ability to climb. They can easily jump up to branches 3.9ft (1.2m) high, and can hang down from branches by bending their hind paws and tails around the branches.
Generally Clouded Leopards live alone, hunting and moving mostly during the night. They generally live up in the trees, but seem to nap during the days around the ground. Little is truly known about the habits of the leopards, most information given from farmers and interviews from local people and a few sighting reports.
We here at ZWF hope to learn more about this fascinating creature. They have so much to offer the world, and are very beautiful creatures themselves. With Cirrus under our care, we hope to learn more about the behavioral patterns and eating habits for the species as a whole. You can come visit and all of her friend here at ZWF. Come check out our tour page here, and see what options are best for you! This is an experience of a lifetime!



Judy The Elephant

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Check out this beautiful elephant! Her name is Judy, Judy the Elephant. She is available for rental here at ZWF for special events from weddings to school educational programs. If you would like more information, than check out our educational event offerings. We have many different animals available for events and special occasions. Here at ZWF, safety and education are always our number one concern, and all animals are handled with highly trained specialists that are involved with the animals almost on a daily basis. What better way to learn about an animal than actually having it beside you while teaching? Or what better way to spruce up a party then with some lovely animal friends? We hope to hear from you soon!

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Amber and Duane Baby Shower!

Monday, May 27th, 2013

We recently had a baby shower with Amber and Duane, the foster parents of our lion Abu, at their Casa de Sueños (house of dreams).  Some of our animal actors and trainers had the privilege to accompany this great event! This included Maya, our Siberian Tiger cub, and two of our Capuchin monkeys. With the help that they have provided, we have been able to upgrade the large cat habitats to include bigger swimming and bathing facilities in the enclosures! You also can help, come check out our adopt-a-feline program that will allow you to not only help give an endangered species a better life, but have the opportunity to come visit them 50 times a year with a friend! Thank you Amber and Duane, we are sure that Abu has definitely had a much better life with your help and contributions!


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Lions, Tigers, And …. Panthers Oh My!

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Nochi, the black jaguar, has been going through some good training lately. Filing, documenting, and transaction work! He seems to really love the office! Speaking of, you can come see him and his friends, here at ZWF. With our new update tours packages, you can come visit all of the animals and even spend some extra play time with Nochi! He is so kind and fun loving, it’s hard to turn down a face like that! We hope to see you soon!


Have You Seen My Stapler?

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Check out who came in to help with the daily office tasks! Nochi is one smart Jaguar; you should see how he really “crunches” those numbers! Just kidding! But he did seem to really enjoy his visit and training time, which consisted of playing ball and a fun walk! You can see more new pictures of him here! And be sure to check out our updated tour page that now includes an interactive portion with Nochi!


Mazel tov!

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Some of our animal actors, and trainers, recently attended a Bar-Mitzvah at the Temple Beth Shalom. The star actors included Dahlia, the Princess Tiger (Siberian Tiger cub) accompanied by Andrea; Pinch Bug, the beautiful Merchant Anteater (Tamandua) accompanied by Anthony; Antoinette, the Beautiful Dancing Monkey (Capuchin Monkey) accompanied by Carolina; and their faithful companion, Peep, the Smooth Talking Cockatoo (Rosy Breasted Cockatoo). If you would be interested in having our regal animals attend one of your festivities, click here to view more information! And don’t forget, they are always happy to see you when you come to visit! We hope to see you soon!

The El Show De Fernando Hidalgo Show!

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

We were recently featured on the El Show De Fernando Hidalgo Show! Come check us out!