Zoo Babies - Bonobo

A six-foot-tall, 120-pound baby highlights the 25th annual Zoo Babies, presented by Coldwell Banker West Shell, at the Cincinnati Zoo.  “Zuri,” a female baby Maasai giraffe was born April 2 and guests will get their first chance to see the baby and her parents outside at the Giraffe Ridge exhibit during Zoo Babies.  Zuri is certainly this year’s most popular baby, but she’s not the only baby you can see at the Cincinnati Zoo.  This year’s crops ranges from short to tall to fuzzy to scaly and even buck-toothed.

So, see what all the fuzz is about this May at the Cincinnati Zoo during Zoo Babies.  Some of the babies you will see at the Zoo include: bonobos, Garnett’s galagos, Florida manatee, pancake tortoises, white-handed gibbon, little penguin, black rat snakes, naked mole rats, leaf cutter ants and so much more!

Parents and children are also welcome to enjoy three weekends of fun family entertainment sponsored by College Advantage.  Live performances will be held at the Wing of Wonder Theater, every Saturday and Sunday, at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Kicking off the weekend fun is a storybook favorite – Clifford the Big Red Dog – on May 7 & 8. Songs, games, storybook readings, fun dances and lots of audience participation are jammed into all of these live performances. The fun continues the following weekend, May 14 & 15 with Curious George and wraps up the final weekend of Zoo Babies with the Berenstain Bears Kids – Brother and Sister – May 21 & 22. (Entertainment is free with price of admission.)

Zoo Babies, presented by Coldwell Banker West Shell, will be celebrated the entire month of May.  The event is FREE with regular Zoo admission. Admission prices are $14/adults, $10/children (2-12), children under two are free and parking is additional. The Zoo opens daily at 9 a.m.  For more information, call (513) 281-4700 or visit www.cincinnatizoo.org.

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The world famous Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden was rated the #1 attraction locally and one of the top zoos in the nation by Zagat Survey.  It has also been recognized by Child Magazine as one of “The 10 Best Zoos for Kids.”  Over one million people visit the Zoo’s award-winning exhibits, and more than 500 animal and 3000 plant species annually. The Zoo is an accredited member of the American Zoo & Aquarium Association (AZA) and the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta (AABGA), is internationally known for its success in the protection and propagation of endangered animals and plants, and engages in research and conservation projects worldwide.