Stories in the ‘Births and Arrivals’ Category

A Baby Mandrill Is Only Part of Our Primate Baby Boom

Posted by in Births and Arrivals,Primates,Zoo News

A Baby Mandrill Is Only Part of Our Primate Baby Boom

November has been a big month for the primate team at the Houston Zoo. Three brand new babies were born during the course of one month, including a rare mandrill.  At 2 a.m. on November 29 the hugely pregnant mandrill Louise delivered a baby. Mandrills are known for their striking facial features including blue-colored ridges […]

Learn More About Our Newest Baby Bongo

Posted by in Animal Updates,Births and Arrivals,Zoo News

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This post was written by Kendall Thawley & Mary Fields. The Houston Zoo is proud to introduce the newest member of our bongo herd! Sheldon was born on November 2, 2014 in the late afternoon. He is Penny’s third calf, her second son. This wonderful addition brings our bongo herd up to 3. We are […]

More New Babies at the Houston Zoo!

Posted by in Births and Arrivals,Mammals,Primates

Sheldon, the Baby Bongo

Adorable baby okapi not enough cuteness for you? Never fear, more Zoo babies are here! These little ones were born recently at the Houston Zoo. We hope you have a chance to come out and visit them soon! This baby bongo’s name is Sheldon. Bongos are among the largest of the African forest antelope, and they […]

Baby Okapi Born at the Zoo!

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Baby Okapi Born at the Zoo!

What looks like a zebra, but is related to giraffe? Okapi! The Houston Zoo is proud to announce the birth of a baby okapi.  The yet-to-be-named male calf was born on November 6 and has been thriving under the care of his mother, Tulia.The pair will continue to bond behind the scenes for the next […]

The Birth of a Baby Giraffe Helps Us Grow by 6 Feet!

Posted by in African Forest,Births and Arrivals,Giraffes

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We’re all smiles and happy to announce the birth of another Masai giraffe! Neema delivered the healthy female calf shortly after 7 a.m. on Sunday at the McGovern Giraffe Habitat at The African Forest following a 14-month pregnancy. “After a very short labor, Neema delivered her baby girl at 7:20 a.m. Sunday, August 3,” said Houston […]

Baby De Brazza’s Monkey Makes First Appearance!

Posted by in Births and Arrivals,Primates,Zoo News

New baby

There are 91 De Brazza’s Monkeys at 31 zoos in the North American Species Survival Plan (SSP) managed population. Of all those, we believe we have one of the cutest individuals, in the form of the baby that was born on the last day of 2013. It has been fascinating to watch this kid’s development […]

A New Anole

Posted by in Behind the Scenes,Births and Arrivals,Zoo News

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Written by Monty Criswell The Hispaniolan Giant Anole (Anolis ricordi) is a large anole that inhabits the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, which comprises the countries of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.  It is thought to be widespread throughout the island; however, the species has not yet been evaluated by the IUCN.  This anole is considered […]

Clouded Leopard Cubs Born at the Zoo!

Posted by in Births and Arrivals,Carnivores,Endangered Species,Featured Creatures,Zoo News

Clouded Leopard Cubs

Friday, June 6 was an exciting day at the Houston Zoo as we welcomed two clouded leopard cubs to our family. The unnamed male cubs were born after an unassisted, one-hour labor.  After a healthy proclamation by our chief veterinarian, zookeepers began steps to hand-raise the cubs.  The cubs began successfully nursing from a bottle […]

Not Your Usual Box Turtle

Posted by in Births and Arrivals,Reptiles,Zoo News

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There is a turtle in the state of Coahuila, Mexico that doesn’t act like a regular box turtle.  This turtle is semi- aquatic.  It has the handy dandy hinges so that it can close itself up for protection but it spends at least as much time in the water as it does on land.  This […]

Wombats: Coming to the Zoo this Summer!

Posted by in Births and Arrivals,New Exhibits and Renovations

This is what a wombat looks like!

This summer, not only will we be featuring giant bugs and opening an all new Bug House, but there will also be a new mammal making its debut at the Houston Zoo: the wombat! The wombat hails from Australia, and there are 3 types: the northern hairy-nosed, the southern hairy-nosed, and the common wombat. The Houston […]

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