We are getting lots of questions from zoo visitors and school groups about what animals are having babies this year. Well, June is a great time of year to visit our new additions, which includes offspring from the following species:
Wisent (European bison)
Stone’s sheep (a thin horned sheep from the northern Rockies)
Alpine ibex (a species of wild Eurasian goat)
Reindeer (six of them!)
Black-tailed prairie dogs
Pronghorn (pictured below)
We also have lots of “non-zoo” animals that make the zoo their home to raise a family. Those that have had babies that you can see this year include Canadian geese, Richardson’s ground squirrel, wood ducks, and several species of frogs (lots of tadpoles in our ponds).