It’s Time for Zoo Babies!

Posted May 2, 2023

Zoo Babies Class of 2023 Features Youngsters that are Tall, Small, and Shaped Like a Ball

Zoo Babies come in all shapes and sizes at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.  Some fit on a fingertip and others would take a crane to lift! See them all throughout May during Zoo Babies, sponsored by General Electric Credit Union.

“The most talked about baby this year is Fiona’s little brother Fritz,” said Cincinnati Zoo director Thane Maynard. “He’s most definitely one of the cutest, but there are some rare little ones that are well worth checking out.  Swing by the Reptile House to see Aruba Island rattlesnakes, a crocodile skink, and Pascagoula map turtles.”

Other babies include two giraffes, a bonobo, a cheetah, three manatees, a rhino, a gila monster, a 3-banded armadillo, an orchid mantis, and a thorny devil walking stick.  Some babies, such as the bat-eared fox kits, penguin chicks, and Kip the white-cheeked gibbon, are not viewable yet but could make an appearance before the end of May.

“We are also expecting sloth, bongo, and okapi babies in the coming months,” said Maynard.  “There are big signs that will help you find the expectant moms and the babies.”  Visitors can use the Zoo’s interactive map app  to get walking directions from wherever they are to the baby they want to see!

On Mother’s Day, May 14, moms get free admission and a Zoo Babies poster, while supplies last.  Gift idea: New sculpture of Bibi and Fritz by artist Tom Tsuchiya is now available for preorder!  If it doesn’t arrive by Mother’s Day, just give mom the good news that it’s on the way!

The Zoo opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m. Members get Early Entry and are welcome to enter the Zoo at 9 a.m.