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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium welcomes new baby animals

Anne Evans Anne Evans Columbus Zoo and Aquarium welcomes new baby animals
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Time for a collective “AWWWWWW.” The zoo has new babies!

On Tuesday, July 17, the zoo welcomed the 13th bonobo born at zoo since it received its first bonobos in 1990. The little girl is the third baby for mother “Unga” who has two boys, “Gander” born in 2003 and “Jerry” born in 2008. They all continue to reside at the Columbus Zoo. Other bonobos in Unga’s group are helping her with the newborn.

A few weeks ago, two male Amur tiger cubs were born. New mom Mara had the tiny babies – they only weighed two to three pounds. They have since stabilized and are gaining weight. The two babies are the first Amur tigers ever born at the Columbus Zoo. The last birth of any tiger subspecies was in 1990. They are being raised by hand and together for companionship.

The zoo also recently welcomed two female pronghorn twins. They were born at the Minnesota Zoo on June 12 and are being hand reared at the Columbus Zoo, next to the adult pronghorn. You can see a picture here.

All images courtesy The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is open all days of the year except for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. They are currently on their summer hours, opening at 9am and closing at 7pm, until September 3rd. They recently opened the attraction Stingray Bay, where you can interact with stingrays. Find out more at www.columbuszoo.org.

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