Check out what’s happening at Caldwell Zoo! Here you’ll find both recent news and information on upcoming events at the Zoo.
The Chakula Café is completely gone, the new restroom building has taken shape and the serpentine walkway is being paved. Giraffes may be viewed inside the giraffe building and most African animals are viewable from the lion viewing window. Construction crews will soon begin work on the new elephant yard and pool, as well as the giraffe feeding platform.
Light snacks and drinks may be purchased at concessions located near the reptile building.
The Caldwell Zoo has begun a $6.7 million construction project which will renovate the African Overlook portion of the zoo. This project will take 14-17 months to complete and include an expanded elephant yard and pool, a raised giraffe feeding deck which will allow visitors to purchase food and feed giraffes, a new café with indoor seating and expanded outdoor seating, as well as a new ADA-accessible path leading to the overlook.
Because of construction, some zoo pathways may be closed for a period of time.
On April 10th Kamani--meaning "spring" in Swahili--was born to mother Malindi. With all of the recent rain, she's learned to love mud puddles and our keepers just can't seem to get enough of her. Right now, Malindi and Kamani are slowly being reintroduced to the herd with hopes of eventually having her on exhibit.
The zoo recently received two red-flanked duikers. These little cuties are one of the smallest species of antelope standing just under 15 inches tall. Native to Africa, duikers are herbivores, feeding on leaves, grasses and fruits.
Currently on exhibit is Ryanne, from the Los Angeles Zoo. Buckwheat traveled from the Bronx Zoo and is still undergoing his mandatory quarantine. Eventually, the two will be introduced and on exhibit (across from the rhinos) together.
Yes, it's back to school time, but some of our zoo friends are always in "school." Come on up to the African Huts for some fishy fun. August 20; 1:30-3:30 p.m.
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 1 and 2; 9:00am - 4:00pm
Our tuxedo-clad friends invite you to share their very special day. October 15; 1:30-3:30 p.m.