October 20, 2017

Baby Boom: 10 Zoos Welcoming Baby Animals

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Baby Zebra, Terri, at the Bronx Zoo

It’s spring and the baby zoo animals are out in full force. With so many baby animals starting to take their first steps and strokes, it’s a great time to take your kids to the zoo. Here’s a quick snapshot of just a few of the zoos across the country that have welcomed new baby animals so far this year.

  • Bronx Zoo: A baby zebra named Terri made her public debut in the African Plains exhibit at the Bronx Zoo last week. Born earlier this year, Terri is the first zebra born at the Bronx Zoo since 2003.
  • Cincinnati Zoo: A one-month old baby giraffe, Zuri, made her outdoor public debut last week. Visitors can see Zuri along with mom and dad, Tessa and Kimba, through May 31 as part of a Zoo Babies exhibit.
  • Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo: A rare Javan gibbon baby was born in mid-March and has recently ventured into the outdoor exhibit in the Indonesian Rainforest area at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, the first time since his birth.
  • Los Angeles Zoo: A female baby desert bighorn sheep was born in March. A baby koala was also born last July and has just recently begun to emerge from its mother’s pouch.
  • Oakland Zoo: A pair of baby river otters named Tallulah and Ahanu were introduced to the public last week. The furry pair were born in mid-February. This is a major coup for the Oakland Zoo, which has not had baby otters in 15 years.
  • Oklahoma City Zoo: A new baby girl elephant, Malee, was born in mid-April. Weighing in at 304 pounds, this is the first elephant born in the zoo’s history.
  • Oregon Zoo: An endangered baby California condor was born on Wednesday. This is the eighth successful hatch the zoo has overseen this year.
  • Prospect Park Zoo (Brooklyn): Born in October, a new baby wallaby named Windarra emerged from her mother’s pouch in mid-April. Windarra joins three male wallaby brothers in the Australian Walkabout exhibit that re-opened for the spring on April 9.
  • San Diego Zoo: A set of baby Malayan tiger cubs are being hosted at the San Diego Zoo. Look out for these tiger cubs to make their public debut early in the summer when they turn three months old.
  • Zoo Atlanta: A baby gorilla was born on Monday (5/9), increasing the number of gorillas to 24 at Zoo Atlanta. It’s home to the nation’s largest collection of gorillas, and 19 gorillas have been born there since 1988.

Do you have new baby animals at the zoo in your town? I’d love to hear about the new animals to expect at other zoos across the country.

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