Mrs. B is one of the zoo's oldest residents! She has lived at the zoo since 1979 and was an adult bird when she got here, putting her well into her 40's! Bald Eagles once faced extinction, but due to protections and banning the pesticide, DDT, their populations have made full recovery!
Blue & Gold macaw
Rudy the macaw came to the zoo many years ago and was transferred to the Birds Befriended program at the Larned State Correctional Mental Health Facility. Due to budget cuts, the program with the facility ended and the birds came back to the zoo. These birds can live 60-70 or more years. They are very intelligent and capable of mimicking sounds and human speech.
Great Horned Owl
Thurston has lived at the zoo for many years and we believe he is in his late twenties to thirties. Great Horned Owls are the only true predator of the skunk!
The houses 2 species of Amazon parrots, the Green-cheeked and the orange-winged. There are 34 different species of Amazon parrots, some are critically endangered, while others are considered pests.
Petey the peacock can often be found roaming around the zoo. Peacocks don't have their full tail all year round, they usually begin growing the elaborate tail in later winter/early spring. Around mid to late June they begin dropping those long tail feathers.
Sunny the Sun Conure lives up in our Curator's office. Sun Conures are found in South America, they are a very vocal bird that can live up to 30 years.