Spitzer came to the Zoo as a pet surrender. After a few weeks of training, he quickly became a great ambassador for the Zoo's education team.
Both of our Alpacas were donated to ZooMontana after being retired from the show circuit. They both enjoy being goofy in the barn pasture, often sparring with one another.
Uki was brought to ZooMontana by the state in 2019. She was found next to her mother who had been shot. She quickly imprinted on her caregivers during the rehab process, deeming her unreleasable.
Ivy came to ZooMontana as a rescue from a fur farm. She can often be seen sleeping in her log, viewable from the front of the habitat.
Sofi and Jasmine are sisters that were born in Florida in 2012 and were raised together. They moved to the Zoo in the early summer of 2014. Whether we are in the middle of a blizzard or a heat wave, t...
Amelio came to us from a rehab center in Anchorage, Alaska, and Tokata came to us because she hit a power line with the tip of her wing, breaking her wrist.
Surprisingly, Harry is one of the oldest animals at ZooMontana. He is a pet surrender, and has been a long time ambassador within the Zoo's education department.
Bert came to ZooMontana in 2018 after suffering a broken leg, and Nellie was donated to the Zoo in 2019 by a private ranch in central Montana.
All three frogs were donated to ZooMontana buy a reptile hobbyist. Be sure to look in all corners of this living exhibit to spot these elusive amphibians!
Fierca came to us in the fall of 2013, and her friend, OP, joined usin the winter of 2014. OP's name, believe it or not, is short for Optimus Prime.
Cheech was a pet surrender and was brought to the Zoo in 2017 as a young toad. He can often be seen in the later afternoons as he searches out his food.
Taboo came to ZooMontana in 2014 as a pet surrender. She enjoys afternoon walks with her keepers.
Both Minnie and Daisy are pet surrenders. They can often be seen either on the highest point of the exhibit, or down low in their log.
All three of our Chinese Geese were donated to ZooMontana from a local waterfowl rehab center, presumably there as pet surrenders.
Johnny is a pet surrender. He was given to ZooMontana after an encounter with a cat caused him to lose an eye. It's all fun and games...
Both goats were donated to ZooMontana from a local breeder. They love their treats and eagerly await guests.
Scout came to ZooMontana in 2012 after a car strike blinded him in his left eye. Scout's calm demeanor makes him a popular education ambassador.
Agnes was donated to ZooMontana after being raised through 4H. She is a gentle being and enjoys a good pat.
Oro came to the Zoo in 2006 after being hit by a car. The impact left him with a permanent wing injury.
Kali and Kahlua came to us from the NYS Zoo at Thompson Park in Watertown, New York. They have lived here since they were small pups.
Gable has been at ZooMontana for over a decade. He came to ZooMontana after a car strike amputated one of his wings.
Cuzco came to ZooMontana as a pet surrender. He's a handsome devil that enjoys walks in the Zoo's plaza.
Bruno has been a ZooMontana resident for many years, and Ozzy was a bit of a troublesome bear before he came to ZooMontana.
ZooMontana is home to three Guinea pigs that are not on display. Sherman, Hank and Coconut are all pet surrenders.
ZooMontana has over 30 Koi. The Koi pond is cared for through the generosity of the Billings Water Skipper Pond Club.
Sydney came to ZooMontana from a facility in Tennessee. She enjoys her travels with the Zoo's education crew and loves to laugh. See if you can get her to laugh at the Zoo!
Steve the Gecko is a pet surrender. He very much enjoys a stroll around the Zoo with his keepers.
Both Geckos came to ZooMontana in 2015 through a breeder. They are quick little critters and can usually be seen clinging to the walls of their habitat.
ZooMontana has hundreds of cockroaches, too many to name! The Zoo manages a breeding colony.
Moo came to the Zoo in 2018 as a newborn. Very tiny, he is difficult to see and is often under one of his logs.
Lucy and Ethel came to ZooMontana is 2020 from a private ranch. They quickly acclimated to ZooMontana and can now be seen, and heard at the Zoo's barn.
Lander came to ZooMontana in 2019 after she was found next to her mother, who had been shot. She was raised here at the Zoo and is quickly becoming a guest favorite.
Ben and Amelia were relocated to ZooMontana in 2009 as pups due to issues with a local fishery.
Red pandas prefer bamboo and will only eat the the youngest, most tender shoots and leaves. They eat many other foods as well, including fruit, acorns, roots, and eggs.
Both our Boa Constrictors have lived tough lives. Both were rescued from inadequate care after being found living in squalor.
Jack the is a pet surrender. He came to the Zoo as a young lizard in 2018 and is slowly becoming more visible in his habitat. He can most often be seen by looking through the tree hole near his ha...
Khan and Griff came to ZooMontana from the Pueblo Zoo in Colorado. They incredibly curious and can often be seen playing soccer in their habitat.
Mesa is a pet surrender. Although she was deemed 'aggressive' when dropped off, we at the Zoo have found her to be quite the opposite. She very much enjoys her travels to schools across the state. Be...
Bandy came to the Zoo in 2016. She often sleeps in one of her many logs, however, loves to search for worms in the morning and late afternoons.
Both of our box turtles are pet surrenders. They live side by side, but cannot be placed together due to aggression towards one another.
Lurch came to the Zoo in 1997 after he was found as a fledgling and imprinted on humans, andGomez was found in 2017 on the side of a road with a wing injury, presumably hit by a car.
ZooMontana currently has dozens of walkingsticks of various ages. Have fun finding them!
Grumpy was a pet surrender. He gets his name from his often grumpy disposition.
Sluggo was a pet surrender and has been at the Zoo since 2006. He is most often seen soaking in his pool, or clinging to the wall of his habitat.
Sid and Ahmari came to ZooMontana in 2017 from Sweden to take part in a crucial breeding program to create a genetically pure line of Wolverines.