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Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero gets 3 new additions

Posted at 11:24 AM, Aug 30, 2018

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)

Red-fronted macaw

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.