Animal Stories



Maya – The Spider Monkey
23 Sep 2015

Maya – The Spider Monkey

Maya is a very special spider monkey. Twenty years ago she was found abandoned in a garbage dumpster in Los Angeles left for dead. After her cries were heard and she was rescued they brought her to us. We spent over 6 months nursing her back to health and gaining her trust. Maya has touched the lives of thousands of people and is still today...

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Biggy – The Raccoon
23 Sep 2015

Biggy – The Raccoon

On hot summer days Biggy, one of our raccoons, loves to take a walk through the zoo to play in the sprinklers.

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Red Kangaroo Joey
11 Sep 2015

Red Kangaroo Joey

Red kangaroo joeys start life off the size of a jelly bean. When they are born they make their way up to mom’s pouch. By the time the baby is 5 months old it will be popping in and out of the pouch to graze on grass. It will stay close to mom, but will continue to nurse and be dependent on her until it...

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