Blog changing to “The Wildlife Journalist”

This blog will immediately be changing to “The Wildlife Journalist”.

You will get an invite to “like” “The Wildlife Journalist” blog.  I would appreciate you continuing to follow.

This blog will feature all Kingdom Zoo writings plus a whole lot more on wildlife. We’re just rebranding the writing part of what I do.

Thanks for continuing to follow. Lots of good things coming up!

Chester Moore

Jurasek goes on epic expedition

Kingdom Zoo’s Todd Jurasek has a flair for adventure.

Earlier this year he went on an expedition seeking out mysterious (cryptid) reptiles and other creatures in the vast, virtually unexplored jungles of New Guinea.

Over the next two weeks we will be featuring these blogs here that detail some truly fascinating wildlife information.

Get ready to enter the strange and unique world of New Guinea.






Wildlife Photo Month (Pic 5)

Kingdom Zoo kid James took this wonderful photo of a cardinal in his backyard. Our daughter Faith always calls them “red cardinals”-such a beautiful creature. We hope you enjoyed the photos our kids shot this month.

james cardinal

Wildlife Photo Month (Pic 4)

Kingdom Zoo kid Lauren captured this funny moment of a mantis on the head of a large common snapping turtle.



Wildlife Photo Month (Pic 3)

We call this one “Bad Hair Day”. It’s a great shot of a very young opossum taken by Kingdom Zoo Kid Abby. This seventh grader has a great eye for photograph and shoots the photos at many of our events. Take time to invest in kids. They will amaze you.IMG_3161

Wildlife Photo Month (Pic 2)

Here’s round two in our celebration of wildlife photography.

The Mandarin duck is the most beautiful duck on the planet in our opinion. This one was photographed by Kingdom Zoo kid Jaxon.


Wildlife Photo Month (Pic 1)

This month we will be celebrating our favorite Kingdom Zoo photos and the way photography can be used to raise awareness to wildlife conservation.

This is the photo that started it all-a pair of red wolves that Chester Moore photographed at the Texas Zoo in Victoria when he was a junior in high school. Some 18 months later it was published along with his first-ever article on red wolves and coy wolves in The Opportunity Valley News.


red wolf

Monster Hog and a Mini

The feedback we’ve been getting on our MONSTER HOGS quest has been truly shocking! We knew hogs were popular but now we know MONSTER HOGS are even more popular. We thought it would be fun to share a photo of Chester with this young wild boar. It looks like Chester has it under control but in reality he is about to lose it. This little guy almost got away from him and another one on the video shoot did get away. Yikes!1hog

Pink Albino Dolphin (Video)

Here’s a look back at some of the most amazing footage we have ever captured-a pink albino dolphin. You won’t want to miss this.

Something attacked our trail camera (Video)

Something attacked our trail camera! Coon? Cat?