The Houston Zoo recorded a first earlier this year with the birth of a rare and endangered babirusa pig. Her name, Hadiah (pronounced: huh-DI-ah), means 'gift' in an Indonesian language. Hadiah weighed approximately one pound at birth and she immediately captured the hearts of her keepers.
Early this year, the Central Florida Zoo welcomed a lesser spot nosed guenon. This colorful little guy is doing well and contributes to the small guenon population in other US zoos helping researchers develop new conservation efforts.