Chattanooga Zoo adds 3 new ambassador animals

Chattanooga, TN (WDEF)- Chattanooga Zoo officials announced the arrival of two serval kittens and a prehensile-tailed porcupine at its Spirits in the Wild event last weekend.

The sister servals are 6 weeks old and currently being hand raised by zoo staff to be trained as Zoo ambassador animals.

Serval Kittens

That means the animals will not  be exhibit, but will be having a lot of interaction with the public.

They’ll be meeting people through education programs, Animal Shows, media appearances, and more. 

They were born at the Idaho Falls Zoo through the collaboration with the Species Survival Plan (SSP).

The one year old prehensile-tailed porcupine will also be an ambassador, but will be exhibited when not being used for programming in the Corcovado Jungle exhibit building.

Prehensile-Tailed Porcupine

The porcupine was also born through the SSP and came to the Chattanooga Zoo from the Cleveland Zoo in Cleveland, Ohio.

All three new animals will be available for WILD encounters soon.

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