I love ZooAmerica. Most of the animals are ones other zoos do not have. My favorite encounters are: Bobcats, Mountain Lions, Ocelots, Wolves and especially the Linx.
Best time to go to ZooAmerica is in late fall through early spring. Almost all the animals love the crisp weather. The wolves are usualy out during these seasons. The otters and prairie dogs are the only ones that might not be very active. I forget when the prairie dogs have their pups. I want to say mid June.
If you happen to be by the wolf encounter when the fire siren blows for Derry township you will hear them howl. They believe it is another pack.
Other bits of info:
Black wolf is the alpha, named Dakota
Grey wolf is his beta, named Sarah
The two tawny colored wolves are bothers, but not sons to either Dakota or Sarah
The male mountain lion is Stanley
The female mountain lion is Rosa. She is his second mate. They tend to not get along perfectly.
The female linx is Blondie. She normally sits on the rock ledge in her encounter. She is pretty aloof.
The male linx is Woody. I believe he is her second mate. He loves to stalk the marteens next door.
The bobcats left in the encounter are named for Hershey's candy, but I can't remember which ones. The momma bobcat is in with two of her offspring...a male and female. There was another male, but he was donated to another zoo. The daddy bobcat died not long after they mated to produce the three little ones.
I know a bunch of different facts about some of the snakes because they are pretty neat and I used to work in the Park store that had the snake/lizard display.
So I guess this means I'm as much a "zoo rat" as a "park rat" haha.