The Lee Richardson Zoo has a very tall new resident. A young female Reticulated giraffe arrived September 21st, 2014 afternoon and was unloaded under the watchful eye of the zoo’s 28 year old bull, Shingo, and his younger 5 year old counterpart, Juani.
Lee Richardson Zoo happily announces the birth of a Chinese goral. The morning of May 28th, keepers found the newborn and its mother in the barn. This is the first goral born at the zoo in sixteen years. The dark brown female offspring, who weighed in at 6 pounds, 4 ounces, was born earlier that morning, and was described as full of energy and curious by Keeper II, Jordan Piha. This is the first kid for the sixteen-year old mother Mina (who was the last goral born at Lee Richardson Zoo) and four-year old father, Cliff.