Nashville Zoo continues celebrating the conservation milestone of the birth of three critically endangered Sumatran tiger cubs. The cubs were born October 20, 2023, and they are now ready to be named. The public is invited to help vote for their favorite names from the choices below. Each vote comes with a financial commitment of the voter's choosing and every dollar raised will go to the Tiger Conservation Campaign, an organization helping to save native habitats, curb poaching, eliminate the trade of tiger parts and reduce human/tiger conflicts.
Nashville Zoo’s ongoing dedication to animal conservation is on full display as it welcomes the arrival of a clouded leopard cub and one banded palm civet kit. Both newborns can be seen at the Zoo’s HCA Healthcare Veterinary Center and online with their nursery camera.
A new 5-month-old male clouded leopard cub (last photo in this video) recently arrived at the Nashville Zoo’s HCA Healthcare Veterinary Center! Based on his genetics, the Clouded Leopard Species Survival Plan® recommended this cub be paired with Nashville’s 1.5-month-old female cub (one of the cubs seen in this clip) as a future breeding pair.
Nashville Zoo’s female baby spider monkey is now over four months old and officially has a name!
While she is slowly starting to explore more on her own, Dottie will continue to hang out on mom for another few months.
Nashville Zoo’s male and female clouded leopard cubs are just over a month old. Guests can stop by Nashville Zoo's Vet Center and watch the clouded leopard cubs feeding at 10 am and 2 pm daily. To check in on them from afar, these cloudie cubs can also be seen from a live baby cam.
Nashville Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of a male and female clouded leopard on June 30.
The cubs weighed in at about half a pound and measured around 4 inches in length at birth which is much larger than the average cub. Nashville Zoo now has 16 clouded leopards in their care. In total, Nashville Zoo has celebrated the birth of 42 clouded leopards since 2009. These are the first cubs to be raised at the Zoo since 2019.
[June 7, 2022] - Nashville Zoo is excited to announce the birth of a cotton-top tamarin monkey. The baby was born on May 29 to 8-year-old Caqueta (mom) and 17-year-old Pancho (dad) and the sex has yet to be determined. This species is among the most endangered primates in the world so each birth in human care is crucial to the survival of the species.
Sound On for the CUTEST king vulture chick sounds you have EVER heard! This little lady is now 3 weeks old and is growing so fast at Nashville Zoo! Every day she's gaining more confidence with standing, walking and doing all the vulture things.
You can see her in the window of Nashville’s veterinary center and watch her feed daily around 5:00 pm.
On April 29, Nashville Zoo welcomed the very first spotted fanaloka to be born in the United States. The male pup is being hand-reared by the Zoo's veterinary staff and is alert and healthy.
He was born to a pair of fanaloka that recently arrived at the Zoo and are being cared for in an area away from public view. The three fanaloka, including the baby, are the only known members of its species that live at an AZA facility in the US. Nashville Zoo is working to breed and conserve them in an effort to bring attention to this lesser-known species.
[April 18, 2022] - Nashville Zoo is excited to announce the first successful Mexican spider monkey birth at the Zoo. The monkey was born on April 9 to Molly (mom) and Sandy (dad) bringing the total number of spider monkeys in the Zoo's care to five. The baby and mom are healthy and made their exhibit debut last Thursday.
"Molly has been a great mom so far. She is calm, nurturing and gives the baby plenty of time to nurse," said Nashville Zoo's Primate Supervisor Brittany Canfield. "Each member occasionally gets to groom the baby too."
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