We celebrate the cute and cuddly aspect of the holiday by looking back at a year of new arrivals, including baby takins, zebras, birds and gorillas.
The first of last year’s babies born at Regenstein Center for African Apes, Patty snuggles here with mom Bana. The little one is now showing signs of wanting to crawl around…when mom lets her.
A sunbittern chick is nurtured in the nest back in June.
Bolivian gray titi monkey A.J takes in the view from mom’s back in August.
A clutch of five crested wood partridge chicks stayed close to mom and dad (with crest) in the McCormick Bird House in May.
Grevy’s zebra colt Kito was already steady on his legs in his first days of life back in August.
One of five European white stork chicks that hatched in May reaches up for a meal from mom. The five little fliers have all grown and left the zoo for new homes.
Mom Rollie snuggles with baby Nayembi at Regenstein Center for African Apes back in November. Like all zoo babies, Nayembi is growing fast—so be sure to visit soon!
The two tiny takins have just on exhibit at the Antelope & Zebra Area. We need your help naming them—vote in our poll today!