Welcome Haechan the pudu!
Celebrity pudu, Haechan, named by NCT-127 K-pop fans after their favorite performer, has arrived at the Brandywine Zoo from the Los Angeles Zoo where he was born. Haechan, now a mature young male, is celebrating his third birthday. Once the animal becomes accustomed to our climate, he will be introduced to the other pudu and then eventually to the public, most likely in the Spring 2022. The relocation is part of the Species Survival breeding program for this vulnerable species, whose numbers are decreasing in the wild. We welcome Haechan’s global fans to follow @Brandywine Zoo on Facebook and Twitter for updates.
Welcome to the Brandywine Zoo!
The Brandywine Zoo is located in Wilmington, Delaware, along the Brandywine River in beautiful Brandywine Park. The Zoo is open 10am to 4pm (last admission at 3:30pm).
The Brandywine Zoo is managed by the Division of Parks and Recreation with the support of the Delaware Zoological Society. The Brandywine Zoo is a member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) and is one of over 200 accredited zoos and aquariums in North America, a distinction that marks its commitment to providing excellent care for animals!
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VIRTUAL PROGRAMS & EVENTS
Wednesday, Feb. 2, 11-11:30am
GROUNDHOG DAY VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP
See which animals around the zoo cast a shadow and who’s waiting until spring to come out!
Thursdays, Feb. 3-Mar. 3 OR Saturdays, Feb. 5-Mar. 5 @ 11:30am
VIRTUAL SCIENCE CUBS: WINTER WONDERS
In this 5 week virtual session, kids will learn how different animals adapt to or avoid winter!
Friday, Feb. 11, 11-11:30am
LOVE OF ANIMALS
Learn who loves who in the animal kingdom, how animals communicate, and how they live together!
Wednesday, Apr. 6, 11-11:30am
Learn how zoos are leading the charge in conservation to help animals in the wild and get involved in some local conservation!
ON-SITE PROGRAMS & EVENTS
FACIAL COVERING GUIDELINES
Face masks are required indoors regardless of vaccination status.
Saturdays, Feb. 5-Mar. 5, 9:15-10am
LITTLE NATURE EXPLORERS
2 to 6 year olds can join us at our Backyard Academy nature playground for this 5 week series about animals, habitats, and nature play!
Friday, Feb. 18 & Monday, Feb. 21, 9-11:30am and 1-3:30pm
Kids, join us at the zoo during your school break! Tour the zoo, meet some animals up close, and have some fun with zoo-themed activities! There will be two sessions per day geared toward specific age groups.
Sundays, Feb. 27, Mar. 20 and Apr. 24, 8:30-11:30am
A DAY IN A LIFE
For ages 15+
Have you ever wondered what it is like to work at a zoo? Get hands-on experience working alongside Zoo staff to clean enclosures, prepare diets, create enrichment, and educate the public.