The Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero has added two species of birds and a South American mammal.
The new animals include a southern tamandua, which is similar to a giant anteater, along with a large Central and South American bird called a great curassow and a red-fronted macaw, a species of bird found only in Bolivia.
The animals are currently on display.
Southern tamandua (Photo courtesy Charles Paddock Zoo)
Great curassow (Photo courtesy Charles Paddock Zoo)
The Charles Paddock Zoo, located next to Atascadero Lake Park, is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7 for ages 12 to 65, $6 for seniors, $5 for children ages 3 to 11, and free for kids two and under.