It’s a baby bonanza- springtime at the Calgary Zoo!

This year we have three Rocky Mountain goat kids! Two of the three are a set of active twins.

It’s the first week of June, and spring has been busy so far here at the zoo! Many of our species in Canadian Wilds have new additions in their habitats, and Destination Africa didn’t want to be left out… so just how many cute animal babies CAN you see during your spring visit?

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Surprise! Spring red panda cubs make an adorable debut

 

THEY’RE SO FLUFFY!

In the cutest news we’ve shared in the past few weeks, two male red panda cubs are now romping through their habitat. These adorable twins were born earlier this spring on June 21, 2016, and like most den animals, spent the first few months of their life bonding with their mom away from the public eye.

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King penguin chick #2 hatches at the zoo!

A first glimpse at the king penguin chick from 2016!

We’re so excited- there’s a new king penguin in the family!

On June 16, 2016, king penguin Grace laid an egg. After last year’s success with hatching the zoo’s first ever king penguin chick, Nero, a new egg caused quite the stir. Our zookeepers watched and waited with anticipation as Grace guarded her egg, until her chick emerge on August 6.

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Calgary Zoo Whooping Crane “grandchick” makes history in Louisiana!

The 'grandchick' of Nelson from the Calgary Zoo in its wild nest.

Great news! This spring was a special one for whooping crane recovery efforts in North America.

Photo credit: Sara Zimorski, Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries
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Zoo Keeps Close Eye on Baby Gorilla

Bonding session - mom Kioja and her little girl have not been separated since her check-up.

Today marks the 13th day since our baby gorilla arrived! The Animal Care team has been keeping close watch on how the little one is doing but are noticing that the baby is small and has a low weight. The team has seen very successful bonding between Kioja and her baby as well as strong paternal protective instincts from Kakinga. Despite these positive behaviours, the baby is not progressing as quickly as hoped.

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