Springtime Babies at Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park!!!!
Wildlife World is excited to announce the birth of several new species including, black-backed jackal pups and for the first time in the history of the park, a prehensile-tailed porcupine! However, the list doesn’t stop there! Wildlife World also welcomes both baby black swan and black-necked swans, an African blue duiker, capybara, Australian geese, crested screamer, and endangered addax, beisa oryx and Arabian oryx.
Like the Southwest’s coyotes, Black-Backed Jackals survive by hunting a variety of small animals and foraging on plant matter in Africa. 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 the park’s expert hand raising staff inside the Baby Animal Nursery.
Prehensile-tailed porcupines lives in the forest of several South American countries. They are excellent climbers and spend the majority of their time in trees. Their prehensile tails do not have spines and are used for stabilization and grasping while climbing as well as a means of hanging. The tail also has a callus pad near the ventral tip in order to help grasp branches and vines.
Wildlife World strives to maximize genetic diversity in the zoological population with their breeding programs. With more than 600 species and 6000 animals on display, there’s always new arrivals at Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park. Other babies on display include Jr. the sea lion pup, a colobus monkey, spider monkey, twin red-handed tamarins & several hoofed animal species like baby goats in the petting zoo and other youngsters throughout the 100-acre park.
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 35-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.) 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 4:30 p.m.) Aquarium exhibits are open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Admission includes access to the Zoo, Aquarium and Safari Park.