Milwaukee County Zoo Keepers share that Asante (Born August 4th) and mom, Ziggy, continue to bond and are now spending the night with the other females in the indoor habitat. During the day, Asante and his half-sister, Poppy, can often be seen romping together, studying the public, or napping. Asante, like other calves his age, is experimenting with solid food and eating a small amount of alfalfa, browse (leaves from trees and shrubs), and pelleted chow — although he’s still nursing quite a bit as well. Along with Poppy, he spends a lot of time following his older half-sister, Maya, his aunt, Rahna, and other female, Marlee, outside. And he continues to grow, standing tall at roughly 6’6” now!
🚨Cuddle time with Dr. Erin and her cub at Milwaukee County Zoo. The Red panda cub was born June 12! Mom and cub are spending their time together in the nesting box, where they will remain for the next 2-3 months💚
The cub was the weight of a banana when born ➡️ the weight of a papaya (488 grams) now.
The “Baby Boom” continues at the Milwaukee County Zoo, with a red panda birth on June 12! This is the third cub for mom, Dr. Erin, and father, Dash. The female cub is part of the Red Panda Species Survival Plan® (SSP), which helps to maintain genetic diversity within red panda populations in AZA-accredited zoos.
Stop by to say hi to Milwaukee County Zoo’s newest addition! A female harbor seal pup was born on May 24 to first-time mom, Cossette and Ringo. The pup was born on land and was swimming after 30 minutes.
The Milwaukee County Zoo is excited to announce the birth of a Japanese macaque. The baby, whose sex is not yet known, was born May 1 to 9-year-old mom, Usagi, and 7-year-old dad, Kota. This marks the first offspring for Usagi and the fourth for Kota. Visitors can see the baby in the Macaque Island habitat. Japanese macaques are also known as snow monkeys, a terrestrial Old World monkey species native to Japan.
Milwaukee County Zoo is happy to announce the birth of 4 North American River Otters. Mother Shamrock gave birth to her pups on February 7, 2022. They are all healthy and doing well. The pups were recently weighed.