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Never before seen at the Zoo. They have finally arrived! Two male warthogs (Phacocherus africanus) have made their debut this week at the Gladys Porter Zoo. These two brothers, Leonardo and Rollo, arrived from the Indianapolis Zoo and have earned the title of Gladys Porter Zoo’s very first warthogs. They may not be the most attractive looking mammals, but they are incredibly intelligent and can quickly adapt to their environment. Native to Sub-Saharan Africa, warthogs will typically eat vegetation, such as roots and grasses but will occasionally eat meat when the opportunity arises. When startled, warthogs can run up to [...]
The Eastern Angolan colobus monkeys at the Gladys Porter Zoo are jumping with joy for their new outdoor exhibit. Colobus Crossing, located behind Small World, features a skywalk that allows the colobus to traverse over the heads of Zoo guests. It leads from their current indoor exhibit to an expansive outdoor habitat. The exhibit also features a replica of an Eastern Angolan hut, which is kept about 15 degrees cooler than the outdoor temperature. The exhibit will give the monkeys the option to remain indoors or explore outside. Colobus Crossing opened to the public on Friday, June 21st. “Our expanding [...]
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