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Featured Animals

Dewey

Dewey

Dewey, born in May of 2003, is the first cloned white-tailed deer in the world. He was cloned from tissue harvested from skin cells taken from a hunted deer. Dewey's donor scored a 232 on the Boone and Crockett scale. Researchers at Texas A&M are studying his antler growth as well as following his offspring to measure their antler growth.

Jethro

Jethro

Jethro the llama was born at the Wildlife and Exotic Center in February of 1994. His mother's name was Flower and his father was called Tony Llama. He watches over a herd of fallow deer does. Sometimes he is used as a blood donor for llamas that come to the clinic at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and need blood transfusions.

Zea

Zea

Zea is a friendly female ostrich that first-year vet students work with for a class called Clinical Correlates. The students learn about basic ostrich husbandry and how to perform a physical exam.




Current and Past Animals

Currently, the Wildlife Center is home to a variety of animals including white-tailed deer, fallow deer, ostriches, a llama, peafowl, a green-cheeked Amazon parrot, blue and gold Macaw, African Servals, desert tortoises, Scimitar horned Oryx, Emu, Texas, Desert and Sulcata Tortoises.

Past animals include zebra, nilgai, blackbuck antelope, an African lioness, young bobcats, lechwe, camels, alpaca, Iranian red sheep and big horn sheep.