- Walk through zoo with over 70 species
- Large Petting Area
- Pony and Draft Horse Rides
- Hidden Treasures in our Mining Sluice
- Bottle Feeding Times(when available)
- Picnic Areas
- Large Gift Shop
- Convenient Lodging at Log Cabin Lodge and Suites
- Located in area full of Family Attractions
- Military Days (Free admission for anyone with a Military ID every Tuesday in April)
- College Days (Free admission for anyone with a College ID every Tuesday in May)
- Senior Days (Free admission for anyone age 62 and over with ID every Tuesday in September)
- Night at the zoo event in October
- Idlewild Family Fun Park Packages(Available Memorial Day through Labor Day)
View Our Animals
Crowned cranes us a dancing ritual to impress their mate prior to breeding.
A baby alpaca is called a cria and only weighs 15-20lbs at birth.
Their quills make a rattling sound when the porcupine feels threatened, but do not detach into their enemy.
most alligators do not get above 13 feet but the longest ever recorded was 19’2”
Aoudads can jump two meters vertically without difficulty
Brahman cattle are considered holy by many cultures in their native land of Southern Asia. Many would rather die of starvation than eat this holy cow.
Bison are the largest land mammal native to North America. Less than one in one million Bison are born white. White Bison are considered sacred in many Native American religions.
A Macaw’s lifespan is anywhere from 30-80 years
The red footed tortoise is named for the distinctive red scales on it’s legs and feet
During the fall a brown bear eats around the clock preparing for the 4-7 months of hibernation in which it lives solely off of stored body fat. They can eat up to 90lbs of food a day
Capuchin Monkeys have the largest brains of all the New World monkeys.
females coatis live in groups of 10-30 individuals known as a band, but the males are solitary animals
Dingoes can turn their heads almost 360 degrees to track other animals, such as birds in flight
These monkeys use their specialized claws to establish a firm grip on tree trunks and gnaw little holes in the bark with their lower incisors and canines in order to eat the tree sap
Dromedary camels only have one hump that can store up to 80lbs of fat which can be broken down into water and energy allowing them to travel up to 100 miles in the desert without water
Emu eggs are a dark green color and are up to 20 times larger than a chicken egg.
The fallow deer displays a variety of coat colors ranging from red, to brown and black, and even pure white.
The proper name for a group of goats is a “trip”
The striking species is instantly recognizable by the tousled crest of forward-curling feathers that adorn the length of its crown, and its vivid yellow bill with a bulbous yellow knob at the base that swells and brightens at the height of the breeding season
Helmeted curassows are characterized by a bony outgrowth on the forehead. This species has a unique ornamentation, a large bulbous bluish grey knob above the bill.
At twilight, kookaburras make loud, long calls that sound like laughter to let all know the boundaries of their territory
Llamas communicate with a series of ear, body and tail postures, as well as a shrill alarm call and a humming sound.
Miniature cows are defined as being cattle under 42 inches tall
There name means Strong “Ara” and Belonging to a Soldier “militaris” because of their green color
The donkey’s eye placement helps it see all its four feet at a time.
On-average, miniature horses may live one-third longer than large horses. One of the oldest living horses is a mini named Angel who is now in her 50s
An ostrich’s brain is smaller than its eye.
Their closest relative is the guinea pig.
Patas monkeys can hold as much food in their cheeks as they can in their stomachs..
the term “peacock” refers only to the male peafowl. Females are called “peahens”
The squeal of a frightened pig has been recorded at 115 decibels. Compared to a jet engine at take-off measured at 113 decibels
Baby rattlesnakes are born with what is called a “pre-button” and every time the snake sheds another button or rattle is added to its tail
Lemurs are found only on the African island of Madagascar and some tiny neighboring islands.
Sheep have the ability to learn and remember. They can recognize familiar faces of up to 50 other sheep and humans and can remember them for up to 2 years
The Shire was introduced to the United States in the late 1800s, but was never as popular as the Clydesdale or Percheron.
Spider monkeys are observed to be hanging onto separate branches of the trees with all four limbs and the tail as well. This gives the monkey a spider like appearance, which is why these monkeys are called spider monkeys.
The southern screamer has bone spurs on its wings for protections.
Sulcata tortoises are native to more northern parts of Africa, ranging from the southern edge of the Sahara down through the arid countries.
A tiger can leap forward up to 33 feet at a time
Grey wolves were once found all across North America. Due to hunting and human expansion wolves are rarely spotted outside of zoos or national parks.
Their wide-splayed hoofed feet prevent them from sinking too deeply in the mud and allow them to move about in wetlands and swamps.
Watusi Cattle have the largest horns of any mammal. In their native land of African it is customary in many tribes that a young man trade these cattle to the father of their bride to be for the right to marry.
Zebra’s stripes act as a kind of natural sunscreen.
Lynx have big padded paws that serve as snow shoes.
A porcupine may have as many as 30,000 quills.
Female kangaroos have the ability to freeze the development of an embryo until the previous joey is able to leave the pouch.
Kangaroos’ legs cannot move independently of one another, so they must hop everywhere.
Prairie dogs have a complex system of communication that includes a variety of pitched warning barks that signal different types of predators.
The Bactrian camel has two humps that hold fat, not water, to provide energy during the winter months. They can go for days without drinking, conserving water in their body cells and stomach.
Long extinct in the wild now, this most majestic of cats was characterized by its massive size and great mane that covered as much as half of its body surface.
1 and 10 million bison are born white. And they are considered sacred to Native Americans.