Sports and Outdoors

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Fort Wayne Zoo Opens

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will herald the opening for the season of the remodeled Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo on Saturday, April 23, at 8:45 a.m.

New zoo residents include honeybees, a horse named Sara in the Family Farm area, a tasseled wobbegong shark in the Great Barrier Reef aquarium shark tank, and a male eastern grey kangaroo named Mako in the Australian Adventure. Also, the 7-week-old Ruppell’s griffon vulture chick is growing steadily in the African Journey area.

Admission to the zoo is $13 for adults, $10.50 for seniors age 60 and up and $8.50 for children 2 to 14. Children 1 and under and Zoo Society members are free. Parking is free. There are extra charges for stroller rental, train and pony rides and food purchases to feed some of the animals. The zoo will be open daily through Oct. 9.

The Fort Wayne Zoo's website is

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