Ellen Trout Zoo Welcomes New Giraffe
6, 2014 - The Ellen Trout Zoo welcomed Kellen, a nearly 1 year old
male Maasai Giraffe early Friday morning, June 6th. Kellen was born
at the Virginia Zoo on June 6, 2013. The Ellen Trout Zoo has been
exhibiting Giraffes since 1999 with the arrival of our first female,
Emi Lane, on June 6, 1999. Kellen will be joining a young female
Kamili, born at the Ellen Trout Zoo on January 13, 2013, and an older
female Twigga that arrived at the Zoo on June 5, 2008. Kellen will
remain off exhibit for a short period while he undergoes a physical
examination and gets used to his new home.
Ellen Trout Announces the Arrival of a New Jaguar
Kabah, a 142 pound, male Jaguar arrived September 26th, 2013 at the
Ellen Trout Zoo. He was parent reared with his brother at the Tulsa
Zoo and donated to the Ellen Trout Zoo as an SSP recommendation. The
17 month old Jaguar will be paired with our female Jaguar Seraphina
who is 6 years old and on loan to us from Zoo New England in Boston.
Kabah, named for a Maya city in southeast Yucatan, will remain
off-exhibit for several days until he learns his way around the
enclosure. It is hoped that in the near future he and Seraphina will
become the proud parents of a litter of Jaguar cubs. Jaguars are the
largest species of wild cat native to the New World. They can be
found from Mexico south to Paraguay and Argentina.
The Ellen Trout Zoo is open every day from 9 am until 5 pm and is
the Wildest Place in Town and YOUR Place to Connect to the Natural