Ricky is a 2-year-old Japanese Macaque, or Snow Monkey. Japanese Macaques are the northern most living non-human primate. They are built for cold temperatures, and have a dense coat and short fingers to help prevent frostbite. Japanese Macaques live in groups and are one of the only species that washes their food before eating it, like raccoons and humans. Snow Monkeys have a variety of different sounds they love to use to communicate with one another. Ricky is the bravest out of his siblings. He loves to swim and try new enrichment activities. His favorite snacks are bananas, grapes and nuts. On the days they are inside, you can find Ricky watching ‘The Wiggles’ or ‘Babe’.
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Love this zoo! Great place to get a walk in and the animals are everywhere! The museum/indoor part is very educational too. Has a lot of shade for when it's hot out. Very clean. Friendly staff.Taylor F.
We love to visit the zoo. They have great outdoor exhibits and lots to do inside as well. Great for kids and adults.Robin A.
Lots of great exhibits and animals to see! Fun gift shop and learning center.Stephanie N.
The museum gives you a break from the sun on hot summer days and has a great selection of animal exhibits from around the world. The zoo keeps growing and adding new animal habitats or improving existing ones. Membership offers reciprocal benefits to other zoos around the country.Bill T.