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The Barnyard’s Residents Get a Say in Their Day

“The Barnyard” has undergone more than a name change. The new layout reflects the Zoo’s commitment to animal wellness by encouraging Barnyard residents to choose how they’d like to spend their day.


How Today’s Domestic Goat Came to Be

Our herd of goats in the Paws On petting zone all come from one type of animal: the bezoar ibex! How did this happen?


A Tale of Four Lillys

The most popular name at the Zoo belongs to both furry and scaly creatures!

Zookeeper Em and animal tattoo

Zoo Tattoos: Em

If you know Em, you won’t be surprised to learn that a good portion of her body is devoted to the creatures she’s known and loved.

Lilly the Nubian goat

Baby Goats: We’re Not Kidding

Two Nubian goat kids have joined our Zoo family! Meet Violet and Lilly and learn when and where you can meet them.

Ivory the goat

Saying Goodbye to Ivory

“One of the hardest, but best things in caring for animals is being able to do the right thing for them at the right time so they never have to suffer.”