Milwaukee County Zoo

UPDATE: The Little De Brazza’s Monkey Now Has a Name!

The little De Brazza’s Monkey born in early June at Milwaukee County Zoo now has a name! The animal care team decided on “Heri.” In Swahili, the name means “happiness” and can also mean “blessed” or “good luck.”

Heri has become more independent and quite adventurous. Holly continues to be a very attentive mom and is available if he needs help. Dad, Hugo, maintains a respectful distance.

Heri has been weighed with Holly holding him, and they recently weighed 6 kg (about 13 pounds) together.

Bactrian Camel Born at the Milwaukee County Zoo

Update: 6/13/23 — With over 4,000 votes and the winning name getting 50% of the votes — the camel calf’s name is Leilani (“heavenly flower”)!

Originally posted: 5/24/23 — The Milwaukee County Zoo is excited to announce the birth of a female Bactrian camel. The calf was born May 20 at 11:35 a.m. to parents Addie-Jean (better known as A.J.) and Stan. The calf is doing well, and animal care staff say she appears healthy. The birth took place in the outdoor Camel habitat, and the calf was observed nursing well from mom the same evening. Zookeepers say A.J. is an excellent mother and is noticeably calmer with this calf compared to her first three offspring.


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De Brazza’s Monkey Born at the Milwaukee County Zoo

It was an exciting Saturday for visitors to the Primates of the World building at the Milwaukee County Zoo — a De Brazza’s monkey was born in their habitat, in front of the public!

The animal care team shares that mom Holly, 6, had a smooth birth on June 10 and that she and the baby are doing well. Holly is a first-time mom and has been attentive right from the start. Dad is Hugo, 4. Because Holly’s so attentive (and protective), zookeepers have avoided getting too involved, including weighing the baby or determining their sex initially, unless there’s cause for concern.


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UPDATE: Asante The Giraffe Calf Settling In With His Tower

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!

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Baby Macaque Mania!

Check out Japanese macaque babies Emi, Sora, and Tomaru on Milwaukee County Zoo’s Macaque Island!

Their birth dates were May 1st, May 13th and June 1st, 2022

Visit the link below for a look back at the first baby’s Announcement back in May and see how far they’ve all come.

Photo/Video Credit: Milwaukee County Zoo


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Harbor Seal Pup Born at the Milwaukee County Zoo

It’s a Girl! Harbor Seal Pup Born May 24, 2022 at the Milwaukee County Zoo.

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.

Video filmed on May 24, 2022

Video Credit to the Milwaukee County Zoo

Joel Miller

Photo and Video Production Coordinator

Milwaukee County Zoo