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Meet "Waldorf" the Wolf Eel

I know many visitors and staff, myself included, used to love watching the wolf eel swim through the kelp forest tank in the aquarium and were quite sad when our old eel passed away.  Well never fear, meet “Waldorf” our new wolf eel!  

IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS....

 The John Ball Zoo has been busy getting ready for the annual ‘Christmas for the Animals’ event happening on December 6th from 10am – 3pm.   This is a super fun event when visitors get a visit with Santa and his reindeer, enjoy the work of an ice-sculptor,  and participate in some fun kid’s activities - BUT – it’s all FREE if you bring a donation of an animal enrichment item!   This is a great way visitors can help the animals celebrate Christmas!  

STINGRAYS MIGRATE TO A WINTER HOME!

Twice a year the stingrays and Bamboo sharks go through an assisted migration from their winter home to their summer home here at John Ball Zoo. This is a process that the staff is very efficient at (with the cooperation of the stingrays and sharks of course).