Zoo Announces New Addition

Zoo Announces New Addition

By Jo Ann Wilson - Marketing & Development Coordinator - Abilene Zoo

 

 

 

ABILENE, TEXAS – Come out to the Abilene Zoo on Friday, September 20, when we introduce to the public our newest resident, a beautiful black- footed ferret. Black-footed ferrets are one of three ferret species, and are the only ferret species native to North American. Black-footed ferrets are tan and have a distinctive “stick-em up” mask on their faces, as well as black markings on their feet, legs, and tail tip. These solitary animals, who are nocturnal, live mostly underground. On the endangered list since 1967, their fate is now solely in the hands of captive breeding. Our female ferret came to us from the Smithsonian Institute. She can be seen in the nocturnal section of the Elmcreek Backyard exhibit. {{more}}About the Abilene Zoo:The Abilene Zoo is home to over 800 animals from 250 species. The Zoo offers many educational programs and kid’s activities, including camps, education classes, birthday parties and Behind the Scenes Tours. The Abilene Zoo is open 7 days a week, come rain or shine, from 9 am until 5 pm, except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day. Last admission is at 4:30 pm. www.abilenezoo.org. 325-676-6085.