Baby Bonobo Born at Cincinnati Zoo

Milestone birth for this critically endangered species.                   

babybonoboCINCINNATI, OH (April 9, 2015) –The baby boom at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden continues! Sixteen-year old bonobo (pronounced bah NO bow) “Zanga,” mother of four-year-old “Clara,” gave birth to a healthy male on March 16. Mom and baby, who…

Baby Bonobo On the Way!

Curator of primates announces that a baby bonobo is on the way                     

CINCINNATI, OH (February 13, 2015) – Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s curator of primates, Ron Evans, picked today’s Valentine’s Day celebration as the perfect occasion to announce that 16-year-old bonobo “Zanga” is pregnant and due in March!

This is the Cincinnati Zoo’s 9th bonobo birth and Zanga’s second baby (pictured right with her first daughter, four-year-old “Clara”). The Cincinnati Zoo is one of only eight zoos in…

Cincinnati Zoo Welcomes Baby Gorilla!

CINCINNATI, OH (August 4, 2014) –“Asha”, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s eleven-year-old Western Lowland gorilla has given birth to her first baby! On Monday, August 4, at 8:15 a.m. Asha delivered a healthy, approximately 5-pound, baby in her indoor stall. Asha and the baby will be spending time bonding indoors, but if mom and baby continue to do well (and weather cooperates), the pair should be outside soon.  The Zoo will continue to post updates on its website, Facebook…

Sifaka Baby Born at the Cincinnati Zoo!

 CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is thrilled to announce the birth of a Sifaka (See-fah-kah) baby.  The male baby (whose name is yet to be determined) was born on November 16, to mother “Wilhelmina” and father “Rinaldo.”  Both parents arrived at the Cincinnati Zoo in April of 2011.  The parents were the first sifakas in the Zoo’s history and produced their first offspring, a male named “Bobby,” in September of 2012.  This is the pair’s second baby.