Dwarf Whitetails Update
Last summer Kingdom Zoo started soliciting information about tiny or “dwarf” whitetail deer. My father and uncle both reported seeing fully developed whitetail bucks that were about 1/3 the size of the average Texas Hill Country buck, putting the animals at about 30 pounds. I was excited to see... Read more
Manatee in Texas? Yes!
Last week we reported on a manatee spotted near Lake Calcasieu just a few miles east of the Texas-Louisiana border. Now we have a confirmed sightings in Texas’ Trinity Bay. From KRPC: “A manatee was spotted Sunday in the waters of Trinity Bay by a Chambers County deputy. The... Read more
War and Wildlife

War and Wildlife

Kingdom Zoo November 24, 2014

The human tragedy of war is horrific. It must be the first concern in any conflict. The cost to wildlife however can often be tremendous as is noted by a recent story in Yahoo News regarding wholesale wildlife slaughter in warring Sudan. Nairobi (AFP) – Warring factions in South... Read more
Gentle Giants-On the Move?
Manatees are on the move-at least along the Intracoastal Waterway corridor in Louisiana. A recent verified sighting near Lake Calcasieu near the Texas-Louisiana border shows that this winter all of these amazing creature are not near the warm springs in Florida. Some of them are far from their home... Read more
East Texas Bear

East Texas Bear

Kingdom Zoo November 19, 2014

Kingdom Zoo reader Jimmy Sligar got the game camera photo of a lifetime a few weeks ago. He got this shot of a black bear looking right at the game camera he had set near his feeder. It is not the clearest shot but it is definitely a bear... Read more
World’s Scariest Animals Pt. 2
A few days ago we looked at some of the world’s scariest animals and the response was great, so I thought it would be fun to look at some more creatures that inspire goosebumps. Spotted hyena—Hyenas have a reputation of being sort of a “funny” animal with their strange,... Read more
Creature Feature: Tarantula!
On this week’s episode of The Creature Feature we profile a chaco golden knee tarantula. Enjoy! Source:: Kingdom Zoo Read more
World’s Scariest Animals Pt. 1
This week, I thought it would be fun to check out some of the animals you would least want to encounter on a cool, autumn night when the wind is howling and the moonlight barely illuminates your surroundings. Polar Bear—Most bear species kill people out of territorial instincts or... Read more