|April 25, 2013|
Big Snake Makes a Big Move
A new reticulated python named Bo has slithered onto the scene in the Indonesian Rain Forest.
When Bo made his public debut on opening day, he had zoo fans intrigued from the start. "He is very active and curious for a big snake," says zoo keeper Tim Jedele. "All the zoo guests were amazed that he was moving around and looking at them through the glass."
Bo started out his life as a pet in someone's home, and the owner later donated Bo to the Children's Zoo at Celebration Square in Saginaw, Michigan.
After Bo's routine 90-day quarantine period was completed, Jedele and zoo keeper Dave Messmann loaded Bo into a crate and delivered him to the python exhibit in Dr. Diversity's Rain Forest Research Station. Bo, who is 15 feet long and weighs 55 pounds, immediately began exploring the trees, pond, and logs in the 20-foot-long display.
Bo already seems comfortable in his new home in the Indonesian Rain Forest. "Bo is a perfect fit for our exhibit," says Jedele.
Party for the Planet Earth Day Celebration
Featuring Radio Disney from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Enjoy an Earth Day Celebration with a zoo twist! Participate in activities designed to help kids and families make our planet a better place to live - and get free prizes (like posters and reusable shopping bags) while they last!
Don't miss a special appearance by Radio Disney on the Australian
Adventure Plaza from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM.
What Do Animals Think About?
"The Wild Minds project gave us the opportunity to learn how museums develop exhibits, and for museums to see how zoos view that same process," said Jim Anderson, director of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. "We're pleased that Fort Wayne is among the first communities to host the Wild Minds exhibit."
You can see Wild Minds through September 8 at Science Central.
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