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Welcome to the 2016 season!
Each year, we listen to visitors and their requests, and always do our best to make the park better each and every year.
This year, we paved the hill by the Reindeer exhibit that leads down to the playground. This will make pushing strollers or wheelchairs up and down this hill much easier for our guests, and people already seem to love this.
We also widened the entrance area in front of the gift shop to make it easier while getting into and out of the park. There is new pavement here as well.
A brand new point-of-sale system has been installed in our gift shop that has been custom designed just for our needs. This sytem is much faster than the old system, which means that we can help cut down on lines and cut down on visitors' wait times.
We are proud to announce the arrival of Paxton, a male Honey Badger (AKA Ratel.) They are so rare that we are one of only 5-6 zoos in the country that have this amazing species. They have earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the most fearless animal on the planet, standing up to any threat ranging from Hyenas and Leopards, to swarms of bees, Cobras, and Leopards. It is only when the Honey Badger feels threatened that they turn ferocious, making even an entire pride of lions think twice before challenging them. Our newly constructed exhibit allows him to come right up and meet guests, with only a layer of safety glass between him and guests. You can find Paxton in his brand new state-of-the-art exhibit, located next the ducks, and across from the White-Handed Gibbons.
Also new to Living Treasures Moraine in 2016 is the Blue Crowned Pigeon, or the Western Crowned Pigeon. This is the largest pigeon in the world, and is also one of the most beautiful. They have deep blue feathers and a purple patch across the shoulders, and also a fan-like crest of lacy light blue feathers on top of their head. You can find them in our triangle pen, which is next to the Kangaroo yard.
Meet Gobi, a precious Bactrian Camel Calf that was born in March, 2016. Bactrian Camels have 2 humps on their backs, unlike the single-humped Dromedary Camel. You can find Gobi in the petting zoo, and he is part of our baby bottle feeding program.
It's twins! Two Marmoset babies were born on April 21st, 2016. Interesting Marmoset facts: the Father helps to deliver the young, and the babies usually to not leave the mother's back for the first 2 weeks of life. After the first 2 weeks, babies usually spend all of their time on their father's back, except when nursing. You can find these babies in the Marmoset exhibit, located on the side of the Photo Center building,
Two Albino Porcupine babies (or "Porcupettes") were born on May 6th, 2016. At birth, babies are covered in soft, sensitive bristles rather than hard quills. Once they move around outside of the den, their bristles start to harden.
Kory, a male Highlander calf, was born on Wednesday, May 18th. Kory's mom is Callie, one of visitors' favorites here at the Moraine location. Kory and Callie are located in their exhibit they share with the water buffalo.
Stayed tuned for more updates, species added, and new exhibit news.