Cincinnati Zoo’s Aadorable Aardvark Baby Makes Public Debut

Three-month-old Winsol can now be seen in Night Hunters habitat

Cincinnati, OH (March 21, 2018)— Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s baby aardvark, named Winsol because he was born on the winter solstice, made his public debut this morning on a day that’s more like winter than spring! After three months of bonding with mom behind the scenes, visitors can finally catch a glimpse of the oddly adorable, wrinkly baby and his…

Cincinnati Zoo is Saving Species with Milk!

Collaborating to create a recipe for aardvark milk

Cincinnati, OH (March 9, 2018) Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is milking it. Whenever possible, the Zoo’s animal care team gets milk from lactating moms so scientists can analyze the composition. In Fiona the hippo’s case, knowing what was in her mom’s milk saved her life.  Now, Ali the aardvark is making weekly deposits to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s Exotic Animal Milk Repository so scientists can create a recipe for synthetic…

Cincinnati Zoo’s Aadorable Aardvark Baby to be Named Winsol!

Wrinkly new resident epitomizes “so ugly it’s cute”

Cincinnati, OH (January 5, 2018)— Ali, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 13-year-old female aardvark, gave birth to a baby boy on December 21, 2017.  Since then, mom and baby have been bonding behind the scenes with a little help from the Zoo’s animal care team, who have named him Winsol because he was born on the winter solstice.

Neonate and aardvark care staff members are…