AMBASSADOR ANIMALS

MAMMALS

 

Lucy
Raccoon
Procyon lotor

Someone found Lucy as a young kit in the wild and tried to raise her as a pet. Later Lucy went to a rehab center in California but was too imprinted on humans to return to the wild, so she came to the zoo in 2016.

Lucy is curious and loves to explore her environment and learn new skills. She enjoys almost any food reward, especially banana chips, raw chicken, grapes and peanut butter.

Skyáana
North American porcupine
Erethizon dorsatum

Skyáana was born in 2014 at Woodland Park Zoo and was raised to be an ambassador animal.

Skyáana is gentle and confident, determined to do exactly what she wants to do when she wants to do it. She’s a natural climber and will gladly climb for some yam, corn or piece of fruit.

Harry
Striped skunk
Mephitis mephitis

Harry was born in 2015 as part of a Purdue University program, where researchers studied his energy use and activity levels. After the study, the researchers found homes for the animals at accredited zoos.

Harry arrived at Woodland Park Zoo in 2017 and his keepers are still getting to know him and his likes and needs. Stay tuned for more details!

Amarillo
Male nine-banded armadillo
Dasypus novemcinctus

Previous to coming to the zoo in 2016, Amarillo was part of a research study at the University of Ozarks.

Amarillo can move fast when he wants to, but he usually takes his time, distracted by his amazing sense of smell. Although he’s small, Amarillo is capable of jumping 2 to 3 feet in the air!

Eduardo
Southern three-banded armadillo
Tolypeutes matacus

Eduardo was born at Woodland Park Zoo in 2003. He was raised to be an ambassador animal, interacting with humans his whole life.

Eduardo is small but has a big personality! He loves interesting smells such as stinky shoes. We enjoy watching him scuttle across the stage, which he’ll gladly do for some tasty mealworms.

Annabelle and Bailey
Female pot-bellied pigs
Sus scrofa domesticus

Profile information coming soon!

Camila, Catalina, Sofia, and Valentina
Guinea pigs
Cavia porcellus

All the guinea pigs came from a local guinea pig rescue in Auburn, Washington. They were once unwanted pets, and now they are superstars with a great life at the zoo!

In the wild, guinea pigs are very social and tend to live in small, bonded groups. In our group, Sofia (dark brown, short hair) is the leader!