Photos: Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium welcomes hyenas, flamingos

A flock of Lesser Flamingos will join the Caribbean Flamingos at the Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium.

Credit: Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium

A flock of Lesser Flamingos will join the Caribbean Flamingos at the Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium.

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by Andrew Michalscheck

azfamily.com

Posted on May 9, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 9 at 3:36 PM

LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. -- The Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium has welcomed a few new faces to its large collection of exotic animals.

A pair of spotted hyenas is among the animals that recently began calling the facility home. It’s the first time that any of the three existing species of hyenas -- spotted, brown and striped -- has been on display at the Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium.

Hyenas are known for their clever yet powerful hunting skills, and their strong jaws that allow them to eat almost anything. Unfortunately, with society spreading into previously remote areas of Africa, the long-term future of the wild hyena is up in the air.

Along with the hyenas, the Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium has also opened its doors to a flock of Lesser Flamingos from Africa.

The Lesser Flamingo is a smaller version of the Caribbean Flamingo, which has been residing at the Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium for several years.

A baby Beisa oryx and its mother are also now on display. The Besia oryx is a large, but rather timid African antelope.

The Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium is home to more than 600 species of animals. New animals arrive at the park weekly during this time of year.

For more information about the Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium visit www.Wildlifeworld.com.

 

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