Three miniature Juliana pigs on display as part of this year's Zoo Babies. - Photo courtesy The Cincinnati Zoo
May is an awesome month for so many reasons. It's Bike Month, the sun's out, the mangoes are getting better and sundresses are officially acceptable attire.
Most importantly, perhaps, the whole month of May is "Zoo Babies" month at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. And as much fun as it is to unproductively scroll through photos of cute fuzzy things at your computer before you start your day at work, there's something so, so much better about seeing them in person.
The Zoo Babies exhibit runs until May 31. Looking for the babies? Follow the six-foot-tall pink and blue stork statues around the zoo. A sample of some of the most coo-worthy babies to see this month:
- Bogart, the baby Bactrian camel — the zoo's first camel birth in about 30 years. - HEDGEHOG BABIES - Two baby wallabies - Three miniature Juliana pigs - twin Stellar sea eagles
It's a bit harder to get excited about anything unfuzzy, including the "baby" Australian walking sticks, Malayan Leaf katydids, Emperor scorpions, Giant Spiny Leaf Insects, East African Whip scorpions or the Hissing Cockroaches. But it's worth a try. Click here for a complete list of the babies part of this year's 26th annual Zoo Babies exhibit. Please? Bogart is begging you.
Bogart, the new Bactrian camel
Photo: The Cincinnati Zoo
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