Flint The Ferret from Abilene Zoo visits KTXS

By Kelly Killian, Kelly Killian, kkillian@ktxs.com
POSTED: 8:11 AM Jun 08 2012   UPDATED: 9:26 AM Jun 21 2012
ABILENE, Texas -

Flint the Ferret and Education Curator Joy Harsh from the Abilene Zoo visited KTXS This Morning on Friday.

Flint was found abandoned in an apartment complex. After a local vet rescued him, he found his way to the Abilene Zoo.

Ferrets can be good house pets, but often people do not realize the care and energy needed to take care of them.

Harsh also spoke about the exciting events happening at the Abilene Zoo this summer, including the ongoing display of the Zoo's first ever flamingo chick.

The Abilene Zoo is located in Nelson Park across from the Taylor County Expo Center. Adult admission is $5, senior admission is $4, and children ages 3-12 are $2.50. Children under the age of 3 are free. There are also memberships available.

The Zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. They do have special summer hours: For the months of June, July, and August, the Zoo closes at 9 p.m. on Thursdays.