We’ve had a baby boom at the Zoo!
We're thrilled to contribute new animals to critically endangered or rare species like several listed below. Come by to meet the newest members of our family before they grow up and learn how you can help with their species conservation. Here’s a rundown of where to find our new Zoo babies.
Jones Family Gorilla Preserve
She's not on view yet, but our new western lowland gorilla was born on July 17 at 2:00 p.m. She weighed in at 5 pounds and 1 ounce, she's healthy and she is responding well to care. Click here for more info.
• A female reticulated giraffe calf named Erin was born May 22. Adopt a giraffe today!
• A female greater kudu calf was born in January.
• A female yellow-backed duiker calf was born December 25, 2012.
• We have three female ostrich, all under one year old.
We have 5 new Magellanic penguin chicks that hatched in May. They have since been moved to Fish School for a few weeks to learn how to eat fish and to learn to socialize with their keepers. Zoo Members can join us for March of the Penguins on July 27 to watch their adorable parade back to Penguin Island. Not a member? Join now. Just love penguins? Adopt a penguin today!
(Located between Terrace Café and Eagle Island)
A Chacoan peccary pup named Brennan was born on May 18.
• Black-tailed prairie dog pups started to peek out of their burrows right before Easter, which means they were born in February.
• Two sets of twin rare breed San Clemente Island goat kids were born this spring on April 18 and May 5.