Animals, Attractions and Events at Living Treasures New Castle
- NEW IN 2013 Cottontop Tamerin, Fennec Fox, Vulturine Guinea Fowl, Brazilian Tapir, Wild Ass, Picnic Area, Playground and more. Several new and improved exhibits.
- Walk through Zoo with more than 400 Animals of 70 different Species!!
- Large Petting Area
- Pony and Camel Rides
- Walk-thru Aviary
- Large Gift Shop
- Animal Enrichment Days (every Thursday from June 1st- August 31st)
- Military Days (Free admission for anyone with a Military ID every Monday in April)
- College Days (Free admission for anyone with a College ID every Monday in May)
- Senior Days (Free admission for anyone age 62 and over with ID every Monday in September)
- Night at the zoo event in October
- Jackolantern Contest in October
View Our Animals
Their quills make a rattling sound when the porcupine feels threatened, but do not detach into their enemy.
Crowned cranes use a dancing ritual to impress their mate prior to breeding.
Lions and Hyenas will try to steal the leopard’s prey. To prevent this the leopards store their larger prey in trees
This particular species of Tortoise had some very powerful friends, such as Charles Darwin who managed to create a wildlife preserve by the end of the 19th Century so these timeless creatures would be protected.
most alligators do not get above 13 feet but the longest ever recorded was 19’2”
A baby alpaca is called a cria and only weighs 15-20lbs at birth.
Aoudads can jump two meters vertically without difficulty
The Asian small-clawed otter is the smallest of all otters, measuring 65-94 cm (26-37 in.).
Their wide-splayed hoofed feet prevent them from sinking too deeply in the mud and allow them to move about in wetlands and swamps.
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.
A tiger can leap forward up to 33 feet at a time
Breeding occurs year round. The female produces one offspring, called a joey, per year. Embryonic diapause occurs in most wallabies and kangaroos, unlike most mammals.
Physical appearance may slightly vary depending on geographic area. Black-and-white ruffed lemurs are among the larger of the true lemurs, weighing between 8 and 12 pounds.
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.
As indicated by its name, this species of swan has dark body plumage with white feather tips on its wings. The bill is orange-red with a white band near the tip and the eyes are bright red.
A Macaw’s lifespan is anywhere from 30-80 years
The Brazilian Tapir is the second-largest land mammal in South America, after the Baird’s tapir.
Standing as tall as five feet, Chilean flamingo adults can be as heavy as 16 pounds. The neck is long as are the legs, and the bird has pink feathers with black wings
females coatis live in groups of 10-30 individuals known as a band, but the males are solitary animals
By the end of the second year the Red Tail Boa will typically reach 6 to 8 feet total.
The Cotton-Top Tamarin weighs less than 1 pound and is one of the smallest primates.
The Demoisselle Crane is the smallest species of crane.
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
Many Eclectus parrots have very good vocabularies, and a number of sounds that they mimic. There is never a guarantee that a parrot will speak.
Emu eggs are a dark green color and are up to 20 times larger than a chicken egg.
Eurasian eagle owls are one of the biggest species of owl in the world. They are easily identified by their large stature, prominent ear tufts and bright orange eyes.
Although the Trapan species was kept alive in captivity until 1909 wild Tarpan actually became extinct much earlier in 1890.
The fallow deer displays a variety of coat colors ranging from red, to brown and black, and even pure white.
The fennec fox’s most distinctive feature is its unusually large ears, which serve to dissipate heat
The mighty giraffe can drink 12 gallons in one setting
The proper name for a group of goats is a “trip”
Grevy’s zebra is the largest of all the zebras and it is an endangered species. Grevy was not the discoverer of this species, but a President of France who received the first specimens known to the scientific world.
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.
It is hard to tell how old a love bird is. A new hatchling has a dark bar on its beak, which disappears when it is around 3 months old.
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
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
The donkey’s eye placement helps it see all its four feet at a time.
An ostrich’s brain is smaller than its eye.
the term “peacock” refers only to the male peafowl. Females are called “peahens”
The red eared slider is a cold-blooded animal and will usually be found during the day sitting in the sun on a rock, log, or any stumps that are near the water.
Bush pigs are known to mark their paths by scraping tree trunks with their tusks as well as using foot glands, neck glands, and preorbital glands.
The Indian muntjac is the mammal with the lowest recorded chromosome number. The female deer has no more than 6 chromosomes.
Reticulated pythons range 10-20 feet in average, yet the largest one was recorded at an immense 33 ft and weighed in well over 300 lbs (136 kg).
The hoofs are very large and form a nearly circular print. They spread to aid when walking on soft ground and snow and are used to dig for food underneath snow.
As already mentioned with its size it is not possible for him to fly. Despite that it can reach the speed of 60 km per hour (37mph).
Lemurs are found only on the African island of Madagascar and some tiny neighboring islands.
The highland cattle are famous for their long haired coats which help the hairy cows to cope with the harsh conditions of the Scottish Highlands.
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
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.
Unlike three-toed sloths which are more active during the day, two-toed sloths prefer the night. The sloths sleep 15 to 20 hours a day and wake at night to feed.
This guineafowl tends to keep to cover, and roosts in trees. It makes loud chink-chink-chink-chink-chink calls.
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.
1 and 10 million bison are born white. And they are considered sacred to Native Americans.
There are over ten different wild duck species at the park.