10th Place: Bantam Chicken (the Rooster)

The last animal to use the raft to finish was the rooster. The rooster was actually the first one to find the raft and decided to share it with the other two animals, though in part it was probably because it’d be difficult for a chicken to push and steer a raft across the river! This makes the rooster the tenth animal in the lunar cycle.

Chickens are the most common bird species in the world, and there are over 150 species of chickens. Female chickens are called hens, whereas male chickens are called roosters. Roosters tend to be larger than hens and have more elaborate plumage. They also are known for their distinctive crow, which they use to establish territory.

Continue your journey at the African Painted Dog exhibit.

Due to needing time to set up for our Wine in the Wilderness Event, on June 3rd the zoo will be closing to the public at 1pm! We will reopen our doors at 6pm for the event! Event tickets will still be purchasable at our gift shop during this time!