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Zuri, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s female baby giraffe turns one-month-old TODAY!  Over the weekend, Zuri was introduced to her outdoor yard, with her mom, Tessa.  Zuri loved her time outside and is excited to be spending more time in the great outdoors, weather permitting.  Video of Zuri, the baby giraffe, outside for the first time is available and can be viewed here – http://youtu.be/fVAsOuag4vY.

Weather permitting, guests will be able to view Zuri in her outdoor yard during Zoo Babies, which kicked off last Sunday, May 1.  (During inclement weather, Zuri and her mom can be viewed indoors.) Certainly, Zuri is this year’s most popular baby, but she’s not the only baby you can see at the Zoo.  This year’s babies range from short to tall to fuzzy to scaly and even buck-toothed.   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 two more 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.

This  weekend, May 14 & 15 the fun continues 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.