The Zoo Babies celebration takes place at the Cincinnati Zoo throughout May

It’s going to be cute at the Cincinnati Zoo. The 36th annual Zoo Babies celebration begins on Saturday. Throughout the month of May, large signs mark the places where babies and expectant mothers can be found in the zoo. “Apparently there was a good amount of monkey business going on during the pandemic,” said Thane Maynard, director of the Cincinnati Zoo. “There are babies all over the zoo. Reptiles, mammals, insects and lots of birds! “A baby just got a name. The zoo’s Facebook fans voted, choosing “Zip” as the name for the baby wallaby that jumped out of its mother’s pouch for the first time last week. The little blue penguins Mars and Rover, named as a nod to NASA’s successful Mars landing, hatched in January and were just joining the rest of their colony in the new penguin habitat in the Roo Valley. Mars has a blue bracelet and Rovers is red and green. Ori, the eagle owl of Verreaux, is training to become an ambassador and will make her public debut on May 28 at the first encounter with Ameritas Wings of Wonder Bird in 2021. Fiona is now four years old but still has the baby face that the world lost in love in 2017 when she was a tiny, premature hippopotamus struggling to survive. Other great zoo babies include the eastern black rhinoceros Ajani Joe and giraffe pups Theo and Finn. The smallest baby is a dead mantis that fits on the tip of a finger. Click here for a full list of this year’s Zoo Babies. Zoo Babies runs through May 31st. The event is free with regular admission to the zoo. The zoo opens daily at 10 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m.

It’s going to be cute at the Cincinnati Zoo.

The 36th annual Zoo Babies Celebration begins on Saturday.

In May, large signs mark the places where babies and expectant mothers can be found in the zoo.

“Apparently there was a lot of monkey business going on during the pandemic,” said Thane Maynard, director of the Cincinnati Zoo. “There are babies all over the zoo. Reptiles, mammals, insects and lots of birds! “

A baby just got a name. The zoo’s Facebook fans voted and chose “Zip” as the name for the baby wallaby that jumped out of its mother’s pouch for the first time last week.

The little blue penguins Mars and Rover, named as an allusion to NASA’s successful Mars landing, hatched in January and have just joined the rest of their colony in the new penguin habitat in the Roo Valley. Mars has a blue bracelet and Rovers is red and green. Ori, the eagle owl des Verreaux, is training to be an ambassador and will make his public debut on May 28 at the first encounter with Ameritas Wings of Wonder Bird in 2021.

Fiona is now four years old but still has the baby face that the world fell in love with in 2017 when she was a tiny, premature hippopotamus struggling to survive.

Other great zoo babies include the eastern black rhinoceros Ajani Joe and giraffe pups Theo and Finn.

The smallest baby is a dead mantis that fits on the tip of a finger. Click here for a full list of this year’s Zoo Babies.

Zoo Babies runs through May 31st. The event is free with regular admission to the zoo. The zoo opens daily at 10 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m.

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