The Cincinnati Zoo is celebrating babies throughout the month of May.

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Whether it’s a toddler we already know and love like 2-year-old Fiona the hippopotamus, or newborn fuzzy penguin chicks, there are dozens of young animals to see during Zoo Babies month. 

Penguin chicks will be among the zoo babies celebrated during the month of May at the Cincinnati Zoo. CINCINNATI ZOO

“No question that baby animals are adorable, but they’re also great ambassadors for their species,” Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard said. “They can inspire visitors to care about their wild counterparts and take action to protect them.” 


Young colobus monkeys, a tamandua, Guam rails and other rare birds, along with reptiles and insects are among the babies at the zoo. When visiting keep an eye out for the 6-foot-tall stork signs that mark the spots where babies can be found. 

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Mani, a tamandua born in December 2018, will be one of the zoo babies celebrated during the month of May at the Cincinnati Zoo. CINCINNATI ZOO

Zoo Babies run through May 31 and is free with regular zoo admission. Moms will receive free admission on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12. 

Want to go? 

What: Zoo Babies at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens 

Where: 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati 

When: The Zoo Babies event takes place during the month of May. 

Admission: Tickets can be purchased online in advance. 

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