Another Asian wild horse now calls Lee Richardson Zoo home. Ibaqa, a 9 year old female arrived Sunday, January 8, from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Virginia. Ibaqa joins Berezhnei, a 20-year-old male, and Yelena, a 31-year-old female. All three horses are here in cooperation with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Species Survival Plan.
Dude, a 13 year-old Pallas cat, was euthanized by Lee Richardson Zoo veterinary care staff Wednesday due to an inoperable esophageal mass.
Dude and his brother Buddy came to Lee Richardson Zoo last year. The brothers were two of the three oldest males in the North American population. The median life expectancy for Pallas cats is 8.5 years.
Two Asian wild horses now call Lee Richardson Zoo home. Berezhnei, a 20-year-old male, and Yelena, a 31-year-old female, arrived Tuesday, November 1, from Dakota Zoo in Bismarck, North Dakota in cooperation with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Species Survival Plan.
“Payton was a very personable cat,” said Keeper Rachel Meili.
Lee Richardson Zoo is happy to welcome two young male African lions to Garden City. Asani and Bantu, both 2 years old, arrived from Zoo Miami in Florida and made their first public appearance in Garden City on Thursday after having some time to adjust to their new home.
Lee Richardson Zoo is very happy to announce the birth of a red panda cub. Ember, the zoo’s 6 year old female red panda, gave birth to the cub on August 20, 2016. Mother and cub are doing well. This is Ember’s third litter.
Eastern black rhinos are once again enthralling guests at Lee Richardson Zoo. Jabari, a two year old male, and Johari, a five year old female explored their new outdoor habitats for the first time on Thursday, May 12, 2016.
Saturday, May 21, 2016 will be the official welcoming of the two rhinos to their new home. That’s also the day Lee Richardson Zoo will be hosting an Endangered Species Day event. Activities will take place from noon to 4 p.m. at the zoo.
On Saturday March 19, 2016 some of the zookeepers at Lee Richardson Zoo made a happy discovery, the first birth of the year. Mona, the Bactrian camel, gave birth to a gangly legged bundle of joy weighing in at 132.8 lbs. The young calf is the 10th and last offspring of Kahn who passed away last August. In honor of Khan this young male has been named Khan Junior, or KJ for short.