July 26, 2022


Get the Latest Updates on Your Favorite Denver Zoo Youngsters, From BB to Gus!


We're having a bit of a baby boom this summer at Denver Zoo! New arrivals from other zoos, and some exciting births are just a few of the reasons you should book your ticket to Denver Zoo TODAY! Read on to learn more about our precious new residents!

Name: BB

Species: Reticulated Giraffe

Birthdate: September 28, 2020

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BB isn't our official baby, but she is the newest addition our giraffe herd and we'd "BB" remiss not to celebrate her arrival! Sweet BB comes to Denver Zoo from Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, just south of us in Colorado Springs. Already she's making an impression on the herd, and making her presence known at the giraffe feeding platform. Add a giraffe feeding to your next visit and meet this mischevious girl for yourself!

Name: To Be Determined!

Species: Asian small-clawed otter

Birthdate: July 1, 2022

Parents: Bu and Pintar


While keepers decide this little guy's name, we'll just enjoy these sweet photos of the newest resident of Village Hall inside Toyota Elephant Passage. First-time parents Bu and Pintar are behind the scenes with their baby boy for a few more weeks, but we have a den camera set up streaming at their exhibit for you to enjoy on your next visit.

Name: To Be Determined!

Species: Golden lion tamarin

Birthdate: June 24, 2022

Parents: Kimmer and Chino

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Our golden lion tamarin is so small, and so dependent on mom, Kipper, that it may be weeks before we know their sex, or give them a name! But you can spot this sunny pair in Emerald Forest inside Primate Panorama on your next visit.

Name: Gus

Species: Southern gerenuk

Birthdate: July 12, 2022

Parents: Soomi and Draco


Gus is only a few weeks old, but is already venturing outside to see his adoring fans. He's small, so look out for mom, Soomi. Wherever she is, little Gus is likely to be nearby! Gus is nursing for now, but he'll eventually learn how to use his hind legs by watching mom and dad as they reach for high branches. Gerenuks are "browsers" so they like to use their legs and tongues to grab the leaves and bark from branches, much like their giraffe relatives.

Names: Winston and Doug

Species: Eastern Bongo

Birthdate: March 5, 2022 and March 16, 2022

Parents: Howard and Fern (Winston) Howard and Columbine (Doug)

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These half-brothers joined us just 11 days apart earlier this spring. They join our growing herd of bongos, and keep everyone on their toes in the bongo yard of Central Ranges.

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