Sequoia Park Zoo visitors will now be able to meet the zoo's newest arrival -- a small species of deer called an Indian muntjac donated to Sequoia Park Zoo by the San Francisco Zoo. Muntjac are found in many parts of Asia and their range overlaps in several areas with the red panda, so this young male is an ideal companion for the red pandas. Last weekend, he was introduced to the pandas and is getting to know his new home.
Because the muntjac is solitary and secretive by nature, only one of the two exhibit viewing stations is currently open to give him time to adjust to his new environment. Once animal care staff are confident the muntjac is fully acclimated to the presence of humans around the exhibit, the second viewing station will be re-opened and accessible to visitors.
The zoo is located at 3414 W St. in Eureka. For more information and photos, visit www.sequoiaparkzoo.net.