ZooAmerica would like to thank the public for such an incredible response of support and concern during this difficult time. Each day since the flood, staff from the Zoo, Hershey Nursery, and HersheyPark have been rigorously working to clean up and repair damage. While much has been accomplished, there is still much to do. We will let you know as soon as we are ready to open our doors again. Since you are unable to stop in to see how our animals are doing, we snapped a few pictures this afternoon. The sun is shining, and many of the animals are out lounging and enjoying nicer weather.
Unaffected by the noise of construction, Roy takes a nap on his favorite high branch.
Sally the bear resting in her den on exhibit
Our three deer laying in the grassy shade.
Patrick holding Louie, our green iguana. She typically resides in the Zoo Outpost shop in the Park, but lives at the Zoo when the Park is closed.
Prairie dog up and at attention
The wolf exhibit was badly damaged by the flood. All four wolves were safe and secure in their holding areas during the flood. The wolves will remain off exhibit until the exhibit fence is repaired. For now, all of the wolves have access to kennels and exercise yards. Here are a few pictures of them out in their yards since the flood.
Custer, our 4 year old male wolf
Kara, one of our female wolves
Sioux (4 year old female) is towards the back, while Dakota (alpha male) is up front checking out the camera.
A closer look at Sioux