Sunshine and BABIES at Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park!
With more than 6000 animals on display, there’s always new arrivals at Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park. We are excited to announce the birth of several new species including, Black-Backed Jackal pups and a baby Colobus Monkey!
Like the Southwest’s coyotes, Black-Backed Jackals survive by hunting a variety of small animals and foraging on plant matter. Jackals are small predators with slender legs and large ears for cooling and are often found in arid grasslands. The young pups can be seen being cared for by our expert hand raising staff inside the Baby Animal Nursery.
Colobus monkeys are broadly distributed across the forests and grasslands of Central Africa. Colobus comes from the Greek word “Kolobus” which means “maimed,” a reference to their hands. Unlike most primates, colobus lack thumbs. They have earned the nickname, “Messenger of the gods,” because of their habit of climbing high in trees and facing the sun at dawn and dusk. Colobus infants are born with all white hair and a pink face. In contrast, adults are primarily black, with white hair encircling their faces and part of their tails. The snow-white newborn can be seen catching some rays on exhibit with its mother.
Other baby animals include several hooved species like llamas, oryx and gazelle and many primate species including an endangered baby Gibbon Ape and a Debrazza’s monkey with other youngsters throughout the 80-acre zoo.
Wildlife World’s keepers and veterinarians have raised dozens of species of wild and endangered animals over the past quarter century. All baby primates are raised by their parents, while select other species are raised in our Baby Animal Nursery. At Wildlife World, we strive to maximize genetic diversity in the zoological population with our breeding programs. By the indoor exhibit’s very nature, the young animals on display change from week to week, month to month and season to season, so it’s always a surprise as to what babies you will get to see!
As an USDA licensed, private institution, accredited by the Zoological Association of America (ZAA) and the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks & Aquariums (AMMPA), Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park receives zero taxpayer funding. No tax dollars have ever been spent to build or operate Wildlife World in its nearly 32-year history.
Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park is located at 16501 W. Northern Ave., Litchfield Park, AZ (SE corner of state route 303 and northern Ave.) We’re open seven days a week, 365 days a year, including all holidays. Zoo exhibits are open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (last zoo admission is at 5:00 p.m.) Aquarium exhibits are open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Daytime admission includes access to the zoo, aquarium and safari park. Special reduced evening admission to Aquarium-Only is available after 5:00 p.m.
For more info: (623) 935-WILD (9453) or visit us on facebook, Instagram, on Twitter @ZooWildlife, and www.WildlifeWorld.com