Two rare Sichuan takin (rhymes with rockin’) have joined our family at Lee Richardson Zoo. Recently arrived from the San Diego Zoo, four year old Oliver and seven year old Louie have settled right in and are confounding the camels, who, like our visitors, are wondering what moved in next door.
Babies just don’t get much cuter than the newest arrivals born at Lee Richardson Zoo. Ember, the zoo’s female red panda, gave birth to two male cubs on July 19th.
Thanks to a strong base of community support the Cat Canyon exhibit project has finally began construction. Keep checking back to see an updated slideshow of the progress.
Lee Richardson Zoo staff is mourning the loss of a beloved member of our animal collection. Ahadi, a black rhinoceros, passed away late Tuesday after becoming ill on Saturday. Nicknamed “Howdi” by his keepers, he arrived in Garden City from Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo in July 1990 and quickly became a favorite with both staff and visitors. Howdi would have been 25 years old in May.