Babies of the Zoo
Baby Sitting An Alpaca babysitting a lamb in the Children's Zoo during Springtime 2012.



Colobus and Baby

Black and White Colobus baby born on March 8th 2006.

Babies of the Zoo
Colobus and Baby

Black and White Colobus babies are born all white. They slowly take on the coloring of the mature monkeys. The entire troupe takes care of the youngsters.

Ella on Branch

Photos by Ferne Spieler

Kima and Maude

This is Kima and Maude. Kima was born March 8, 2006 at the Central Park Zoo. He is a very active baby boy. All the adults in the troupe take care of him .. They are teaching him how to groom. He does enjoys eating the leaves the keepers give him.

Photo by Judith Wolfe


Kima and Maude Kima and Maude

Here is Kima our nine month old male Black and White Colobus monkey. He is a bundle of energy and such fun to watch.

Photo by Ferne Spieler


Kima and Maude

Kima taking a nap.




Victoria Crown Pigeon Chick
Victoria Crown Pigeon Baby

Victoria Crowned Pigeon Chick is born with no lace feathers on the top of his crown. In just a few short weeks the feathers begin to grow. In four months they are fully grown.


Baby Marmoset
Baby Marmoset

Baby Marmosets are a darker color than the mature marmosets.  The father will carry the young on his back until the youngster begins to explore. All of the troupe help to care for the young.

Baby Marmoset


Baby Red Panda
Baby Red Panda

Baby Red Panda, held by Keeper Erin. The keepers wear gloves and masks to keep germs away from the newborn.

Erin with Twin Panda Girls

Red Panda twins with their keeper, Erin. Scarlet and Rose are now almost full grown.

Jenny and Cub in Mouth

The red Panda mother  will carry her cub the same way a cat would carry their young. Here you can see the markings on the young red panda. Both parents take care of the baby and teach it how to get down from a tree.

Photo by Emil Rossdeutscher


Patty Cake
Patty Cake

One of our most famous babies, Patty Cake was born at the Central Park Zoo in 1972 and now lives in the Bronx zoo. She has had nine children and can be found in the "Congo" exhibit.
Baby Snow Monkey
 Baby Snow Monkeys

Young snow monkey with adult. The entire troupe takes care of the youngsters. The mother feeds the youngster, but the family steps in to play, teach, groom and to discipline. There is only one mature male in the troupe.
Baby Pygmy Goats
 Baby Pgymy Goats

Pearl and Onyx baby pygmy goats born at the Children's Zoo.
Chinstrap Penquin Chick
Chinstrap Penquin with Chick

Chinstrap penguin with chick. Both parents sit on the nest until the eggs are hatched. They also share the responsibility of feeding the chick. The chick is a gray color and cannot swim until he gets his swim feathers.
Vietnamese Pot-bellied Pigs
Vietnamese Pot-bellied Pigs

Otis and Oliver joined the Children's zoo six months ago.  They are a breed of vietnamese pot-bellied pigs.
Gentoo Penguin
Gentto Penquin and her chick

Here is one of our Gentoo penguins and her new chick. They are now behind the scenes and will return to the exhibit when they get their swim feathers.

Photo by Ferne Spieler
Seal Pup (January 2006)
Herbie Seal Pup

Herbie Seal Pup

Introducing our new seal pup that has arrived at the Central Park Zoo. Thanks to Yula who took my camera and got these great photos of this little guy. I will keep you posted and we hope to see him in the exhibit soon, with his soon to be pal Nicky. His name is Herbie and he is about 6 months old. He does have vision problems and so cannot be released into the wild. At the moment he is being introduced to our other Harbor Seal, Nicky. This photograph was taken while he was in qurantine in our holding area. He should be out in the exhibit shortly.





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