Hedgehog and Barn Owl Babies in Zoo Nursery!

Posted March 23, 2012

Now On Display

 Four seven-week-old, hedgehogs are currently hogging all of the attention in the Cincinnati Zoo’s Children’s Zoo Nursery.  The four incredibly cute hedgehogs were born to mother, “Mali” and father, “Kenya.” Two male and two female, the siblings were born on February 4 and are being hand-raised by the Nursery keepers until they are old enough to be included in the Zoo’s Animal Outreach Program.

Also being hand-raised for the Zoo’s Outreach Program is a five-week-old barn owl, named “Jasper,” born on February 16.   Jasper came to Cincinnati from the World Bird Sanctuary in Saint Louis, MO.  The babies are all spending quality time getting acquainted with Zoo staff because their days will soon include interacting with school children, greeting visitors at the Zoo, and traveling to schools throughout the Tri-state, as an official Zoo Outreach Animal.