Baby animals are one of the most popular reasons that folks come to the park each year, with the selection changing every season. The Baby Animal Crew helps care for littles who may have been rejected by the mother requiring our staff to step in and take over. Sometimes, the separation is temporary while the baby is being treated for an illness or needs help with early-detected nursing difficulties. And, other times it is to get the baby ready to be placed in another zoo. An animal that is hand-raised is much less stressed when transporting, when needing veterinary care and when transitioning to a new home.
We allow the baby animals time to socialize with guests while also tending to their food, relaxation and family socialization needs. Most of the little creatures may be touched and Baby Animal Crew members are on hand to answer your questions. You may also find a feeding schedule posted at the exhibit for you to get a glimpse of some of the youngsters while they eat. All baby animals are on a strict, regulated diet to ensure their health, so please do not feed the babies.
In addition to the baby animals being cared for by the Baby Animal Crew, you can see young animals in exhibits with their parents in many cases. As you go through the park, make sure you find out which of our animals have youngsters for you to enjoy.
We have animals from six different continents, which means that you and your family will have the opportunity to see exotic creatures from afar as well as offerings from closer to home, such as the North American bison. Whether you want to see the Bengal tigers, two-toed tree sloth or De Brazza monkey exhibit, you are sure to appreciate the animals and their young.