Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Life Magaine has award The Mystery Monkey of Tampa "Cornelius" -
The Most Notorious Criminal in World History
Check out the December 2013 issue

Lion Cub @ Dade City's Wild Things - 5 weeks old "Christian"
Christian is being Fostering at Dade City Zoo til 12-21-13. . so limited time to hug and cuddle this cute little African male lion cub. 
Available til 12-21-13 . .Is available for encounters til 12-21-13 Contact 352-567-9453 or

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

New Week - Lions Roaring

The Lions are roaring once again!!! The coyotes are following suit!  Now the foxes and then the cockatoos.
Our Tuesday morning is following the Tuesday's of the past. We are scheduled for a day of visitors and the meet and greet with the animals for them.

We closed Saturday with a huge gathering of encounters with Remington and Kelsey was so good getting him before each visitor. Remington enjoys the attention as he prepares his life for human friendly gatherings. He has grown so much in the short while we have had him that remembering when he was a short stuff is harder to envision.

Check out the early photo versus the later photo and you will see what I mean.

Remington - 3 weeks old
Remington - 14 weeks old

Friday, October 18, 2013

Remington gets a new toy

                                                                                        Remington's New Toy

Our little Remington in his new digs with his new toy!! The little man puts a smile on everyone's face as Kelsey, his trainer, warms the visitors with the bucket list the visitors come with....and that is to see, pet and hold a tiger!!!  AND a white Bengal tiger at that!!!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Cornelius - The Famous Mystery Monkey Of Tampa Bay

The Mystery Monkey of Tampa Bay has found a quieter lifestyle at our Dade City Wild Things Zoo. After being on the loose for 4 years in Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties, Cornelius is the one of the attractions to those who follow us on Facebook and to those who want to see him in person. Being a Rhesus Macaque monkey from the Ocala National Forest, Cornelius traveled to the 3 neighboring counties unnoticed until he arrived here almost 5 years ago.

One year ago August, he was captured and then released to us where he has settled in as a booming attraction to our zoo. The Tampa Tribune did an article on him 3 weeks ago and The ABC Action News team of the 'Dan and Deiah' morning show spoke of him as being one of the best stories they had had while celebrating their 10 year anniversary last Friday.

Come check out Cornelius at the zoo and follow him on our Facebook page or blogspot.