Lincoln Park Zoo Announces Grevy’s Zebra Pregnancy and Welcomes New Arrivals sure to put a smile on your face
While Lincoln Park Zoo remains temporarily closed for the first extended period in its 152-year history, life goes on with the birth of a Diana Monkey and Two Japanese Macaques.
The zoo announced that 13-year-old female Grevy’s Zebra Adia is pregnant. This is Adia’s fourth offspring, and her second offspring with 9-year-old sire Wester.
The foal is expected to arrive in July. We can only hope that the zoo will be open by then.
Grevy's zebras are native to eastern Africa and are endangered in the wild due to hunting and habitat loss.
“We are looking forward to welcoming another Grevy’s zebra to the herd, not only because foals are adorable, but because they will be a success story for this endangered species,” said curator Dan Boehm.
At the other end of the zoo at Regenstein Macaque Forest, the zoo celebrated the birth of two Japanese macaques, also known as snow monkeys.
Mom, Nara welcomed a female infant named Nikko on March 15, 2020. A few weeks later, mom, Ono gave birth to a male infant named Ozu on April 18, 2020.
Both infants are doing well. The duo brings the total of snow monkeys at the zoo to 13.
Another special delivery arrived at the zoo on April 23. Diana monkey, Cece, welcomed her baby as part of the Diana Monkey Species Survival Plan® (SSP). The infant joins the troop of 4 Diana monkeys at Regenstein African Journey. It has yet to be sexed or named.
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