Head to the Zoos for Baby Animals


Lynx Kittens

Nothing is cuter than baby animals — nothing — since you clearly agree, now is a great time to head to the Minnesota Zoo or Como Zoo.

Both are now hosts to some adorable new babies ranging from few weeks old to ten months old.


Minnesota Zoo:

Lynx kitten mn zoo

Canadian Lynx Kittens: These four little kittens were born back in May but made their first public appearance just two days ago on August 13. The litter is made up of two boys and two girls. They were born in the zoo from their mother in captivity.

Baby wolf pups

Gray Wolf Pups: The Minnesota Zoo is the new home to five gray wolf pups from Alaska. These guys have a sad story compared to the kittens. They were found in their den by firefighters battling the Kenai Peninsula Fire. They were abandoned by their mother, pricked by porcupines and suffering from dehydration. They healed and made it to Minnesota where they have now been in their new display habitat for a few weeks. The pups are about three months old.


Como Zoo:

Baby Giraffe

Giraffe: The young giraffe at Como is about ten months old. She was born in the zoo back in September. Though she’s older now, she still hasn’t quite reached the height of her companions.

Baby Zebra

Baby Zebra: The baby is a few weeks old and still has the brown coloring all zebras are born with. They grow into the black and white stripes as they get older.


Even as adults we can appreciate seeing baby animals, but kids appreciate baby animals exponentially more. So if you have kids, get them to the zoo while these animals are still small and cuddly looking. You kids will love you for it.


Photos via: Minnesota Zoo — Galen Sjostorm —  National Wildlife Federation — Rebecca Mariscal



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Rebecca Mariscal

Rebecca Mariscal is a student at the University of St. Thomas majoring in Communication and Journalism with a minor in Spanish. She was born in California and has lived in four states since then, finally landing in Minnesota (maybe not for good). She loves to travel and studied abroad in London and Ireland last year with another planned trip to Argentina this upcoming year. She hopes to continue her travels after graduation without the excuse of class credit. She is an avid reader who enjoys anything she can get her hands on, from literature classics to popular trilogies. She enjoys writing in all forms, contributing to not only Minnesota Connect but also St. Thomas’s student-run online news source TommieMedia and the School of Social Work’s Perspectives.

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