NEWS & EVENTS

Check out what’s happening at Caldwell Zoo! Here you’ll find both recent news and information on upcoming events at the Zoo.

We've lost a favorite

We recently lost one of our most beloved animals. Scud, the Wattled Curassow, was loved by both staff and visitors. He hatched in October of 1995 and lived a wonderful 19 years.

Scud loved to chase both staff and visitors the length of his exhibit, much like he was playing tag. When the barn door to his exhibit was open, he would jump in and begin making his alarm call, although keepers believed he just liked hearing the echo of his voice. If a zookeeper ever set somet...hing down, he would run over, take it and attempt to play “keep away”. In the winter, he would help the zookeepers round up all of the ducks and herd them into their warm barn for the night. One of his favorite activities was to stand in front of a mirror and preen while looking at his reflection.
Scud will be missed, but never forgotten. His mother, Tiffany, now resides in the exhibit where he spent his days.

it's a boy!

We have a new baby boy!! Baxter and Rosie, our bongo pair, are parents to Sebastian. This little guy was born July 11, 2015, and is doing well. As of this time, he is not on exhibit since he is still a bit awkward on those long legs. Visitors can see him and mom in their holding yard which is right across from the bongo’s viewing window.

our little boy has grown up

Knox, the “baby” giraffe, is now making the zoo in Jackson, Mississippi, his new home.  Knox was born here August 15, 2014, to Ramses and Cricket.  Everyone, visitors and staff, enjoyed watching Knox go from a wobbly-legged youngster to a very grown-up almost one year old.  Hopefully Knox will become a daddy when he gets older!

Baby boom

Attwater's Prairie Chicken is the most endangered bird in the state of Texas. With few birds left in the wild, multiple institutions are working hard to make sure they don't disappear forever.

This has been a banner year for our Attwater's Prairie Chickens here at the Caldwell Zoo. We currently have 40 babies and counting. Our fluffy little ones are anywhere from one day to four weeks old at this point. Our keepers are working extra hard to take care of these little chicks right now but once grown, many of them will be released into the wild.

 

Events

International vulture awareness day

Vultures play such an important role in our world. Join us as we get better acquainted with the birds that help keep our world clean.                       September 5, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

phone book recycle days

Help our Earth and get free admission to the zoo. Bring an old phone book to be recycled and receive one free admission ticket for each phone book recycled. October 3 and 4, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

African penguin appreciation day

Come on out to see our tuxedo-clad critters. African penguins are listed as endangered.                                                                                                           October 10, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

boo at the zoo

We'll celebrate with some merry, not-so-scary Halloween fun.                      October 31 and November 1, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.