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 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 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
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.