A trip to the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is a must-see when visiting Fort Wayne, Indiana. A top ten zoo in the nation, the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo provides endless opportunities for learning, hands-on fun, and exploration.
Part of what makes the zoo a phenomenal asset in Fort Wayne are the zookeepers that provide for all of the animals. Get to know zookeeper, Dave Messmann.
Dave Messmann, Zookeeper at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo
You’ll find Messmann mostly in the Indonesian Rainforest area, helping care for the reptiles, amphibians, and insects! Plus, Messmann is a part of a zoo conservation effort that cares for hellbenders, an aquatic giant salamander.
Fort Wayne, Indiana's Must-See
What makes the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo so great?
From the support of the community and the day-to-day guests that walk through the gates, the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo would not be possible, says Messmann.
We couldn’t agree more, and the support from the community and guests exemplifies why the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is a must-see attraction.
Next Stop – Fort Wayne, Indiana
On your next visit to Fort Wayne, of course, you don’t want to miss a visit to the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, including their interactive exhibits and all of their wonderful animals. Add on a TinCaps Baseball game to enjoy with the family!
If you’re visiting in the colder months, Messmann suggests catching a Komets hockey game or Mad Ants basketball game at the Memorial Coliseum!