Lee Richardson Zoo staff is mourning the passing of Buddy the bald eagle. One of the zoo’s oldest residents, Buddy was 30 years old when she passed on Monday, July 4, 2016. The median life expectancy for bald eagles is 16.5 years.
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.
Recently the lions received a new toy. They received an extra sturdy cat climbing structure. It was specially made by Lee Richardson Zoo's maintenance division to withstand the antics of cats (and cubs) that can exceed over 400 pounds.
Buddy and Dude are now on the scene! The two Pallas cats moved into their exhibit last week with little fanfare. And that’s just how they like it. Pallas cats are secretive by nature and these two are now getting accustomed to their new habitat just inside the Wild Asia complex at Lee Richardson Zoo.