Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park welcomes a beautiful baby bison. The newborn is on exhibit with its mother & herd in the Adventureland section of Wildlife World. The baby bison is 2 weeks old and both the youngster and mother are the traditional brown color. The father is a white bison, which is considered spiritually significant by the Native Americans.
The bison, also known as buffalo is the largest terrestrial animal in North America, weighing an average of 2000 lbs. and standing over six feet tall. Buffalo can run at speeds of 40mph and have four times the strength of an Ox! Surprisingly, these animals are great swimmers and can cross rivers up to a half mile wide!
At the entrance of Adventureland, guests are greeted by a large black bear and bison exhibit. From there, guests encounter dozens of new species from North, Central, and South America. Coming face to face with Arizona’s native wildlife is a great way for guests and school children to learn the importance of maintaining a healthy ecosystem and learn about the creatures that can be found in our own backyards!
Wildlife World’s native bobcat kitten continues to be cared for inside the baby animal nursery! The Bobcat population is threatened due to habitat loss, disease, automobile accidents, and hunting—the bobcat is often hunted for its beautiful fur.
With more than 600 species & 6000 animals on display, there are always new arrivals at Wildlife World! Other babies on display include Austin, the reticulated giraffe, Arizona’s first marine mammal, Sunny the Sea Lion, black swans, warthogs, red river hogs, several hoofed animal species, a variety of primate species, including red handed tamarins, DeBrazza monkey, colobus monkey and other youngsters throughout the 100-acre park.
Wildlife World’s keepers and veterinarians have raised dozens of species of wild and endangered animals over the past quarter century and strives to maximize genetic diversity in the zoological population with their breeding programs. As an USDA licensed, private institution, accredited by the Zoological Association of America (ZAA) and the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks & Aquariums (AMMPA), Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park receives zero taxpayer funding. No tax dollars have ever been spent to build or operate Wildlife World in its 33-year history.
Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park is located at 16501 W. Northern Ave., Litchfield Park, AZ (SE corner of State Route 303 and Northern Ave.) Open seven days a week, 365 days a year, including all holidays. Zoo exhibits are open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (last zoo admission is at 4:30 p.m.) Aquarium exhibits are open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Admission includes access to the Zoo, Aquarium and Safari Park.
For more info: (623) 935-WILD (9453) or visit Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter @ZooWildlife, and www.WildlifeWorld.com