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Abilene Zoo welcomes Pele, a new giraffe, to the herd

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Abilene Zoo is thrilled to introduce Pele, a 1-year and 10-month-old spirited and curious giraffe joining the Zoo’s herd. The planning for Pele’s journey from the Fort Worth Zoo to Abilene began over a year ago as part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Species Survival Plan (SSP), a cooperative breeding program aimed at maintaining healthy and genetically diverse populations of threatened or endangered species. 

Abilene Zoo Mourns the Loss of 2-Year-Old Giraffe

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Abilene, TX—Abilene Zoo is saddened to announce the death of Makena, a one-year-and-ten-month-old female giraffe. Makena passed away unexpectedly from natural causes during the early morning hours on Monday, April 8th.  Makena was born in June 2022, at Abilene Zoo and was the third calf born to her mother, Jamie (12), and father, Congo (8). […]

Abilene Zoo Welcomes Addax Calf, Kélo

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Abilene Zoo proudly announces the birth of its first Addax calf, a male named Kélo. He was born to first-time parents Néma and Rosso on February 25th.

Abilene Zoo announces the passing of Maned Wolf, Henry

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Abilene Zoo mourns the loss of Henry, a cherished maned wolf, who passed away on January 29 due to complications from an intestinal blockage. At nearly 11 years old, Henry had been a beloved resident since arriving at Abilene Zoo in July 2023.  Known for his strong bond with his mate, Vega, Henry’s role in […]

Abilene Zoo Welcomes New Maned Wolf Pup, Lyra

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Abilene Zoo is excited to announce the birth of a female maned wolf pup Lyra, born on December 18th to first-time parents Vega and Henry. Lyra and her mother Vega are currently enjoying bonding time together off-exhibit but visitors can anticipate getting a peek at the new pup by mid-March.  “This is very exciting, it’s […]

Abilene Zoo introduces exciting new sloth tour

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Abilene Zoo visitors are now able to book the first-of-its-kind sloth tour! This unique opportunity allows visitors to get up close and personal with one of nature’s most charismatic and slow-moving creatures. Sloths have captured the hearts of animal lovers worldwide with their gentle demeanor and unhurried lifestyle. Now visitors at Abilene Zoo can delve […]

Rizzo Celebrates Her First Birthday

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August 15th, 2023 – Rizzo has made her first trip around the sun! Abilene Zoo is over the moon to be celebrating little Rizzo’s first birthday. In honor of her birthday, one of her keepers, Thalia (who happens to share a birthday with Rizzo), made her a festive, number 1-shaped birthday cake! This cake was […]

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