All the Adorable Zoo Babies You Can See at the Cincinnati Zoo This May


May means Zoo Babies time at the Cincinnati Zoo. And this year, the zoo is welcoming A LOT of new cuties to the family. “Apparently there was a good amount of monkey business going on during the pandemic,” said Cincinnati Zoo director Thane Maynard said in a release.  “There are babies all over the Zoo.  Reptiles, mammals, insects, and lots of birds!”

The zoo is celebrating its 36th-annual event this spring, inviting folks to meet new friends like the new baby wallaby who was recently named Zip,  the zoo's new little blue penguins Mars and Rover, as well as Ori the Verreaux’s eagle owl, which will soon become a zoo ambassador.

The event kicks off on May 1 and continues through May 31. Zoo Babies is included in your zoo admission. Buy your tickets online at

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