This strange but captivating friend is a baby Potto. The Cincnnati Zoo's collection ranges far and wide (including the oddly loveable bearcat!) and never disappoints. Pottos inhabit the canopy of rain forests in tropical Africa, from Guinea to Kenya and Uganda into the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo. They are nocturnal and arboreal, sleeping during the day in the leaves and almost never descending from the trees.
Earlier this year, the Cincinnati Zoo welcomed a bearcat, or Binturong, back to its collection for the first time in four years. And rightly so, the University of Cincinnati's mascot is none other than this unusual furry friend.
The baby bearcat is pictured here at 3 months old.
The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to announce the birth of three cheetah cubs, born and bred locally at the Cincinnati Zoo’s regional cheetah breeding facility (Mast Farm), in Clermont County, Ohio.
Last year the Cincinnati Zoo welcomed two litters of Red River Hogs. Endangered in their native Africa, the Red River Hog, also know as the Bush Pig, inhabits a diverse range of habitats, from rainforests to savannah and mountains. Like most pigs, they are social animal and live in herds of 6-20 members.