The San Antonio Zoo is getting more crowded, but a lot cuter.
Recently the SA Zoo has seen an influx of births during its temporary closure due to the Coronavirus. Among the new residents are amphibians, snakes, birds and even a set of lemur twins.
The zoo’s baby boom includes three adorable balls of fluff: a Southern Tamandua — a species of anteater native to South America — plus twin black-and-white ruffed lemurs. The Tamandua is the fourth born to parents Tammie and Lucho, and the twin lemurs, born to first-time mom Zaza, are the first black-and-white ruffed lemurs to be born at the zoo in 30 years.
San Antonio Zoo was booming with babies while guests were safely sheltering at home. New additions include a Southern Tamandua, black-and-white ruffed lemur twins, Hwamei chick (pictured), and more! These successful births are a result of the excellent care the animals receive. pic.twitter.com/cu1AZEHlU9
— San Antonio Zoological Society 🦏 (@SanAntonioZoo) June 9, 2020
The zoo’s Center for Conservation and Research (CCR) team also welcomed reticulated Flatwoods salamanders. After announcing the successful breeding of the salamanders at the beginning of March, they’ve hatched and are thriving. These births are another tremendous milestone for CCR.
“As always I am very proud of our Animal Care Specialists for all their hard work, dedication, and passion they bring to zoo daily,” said Tim Morrow, President & CEO, San Antonio Zoological Society. “These successful births are a result of the excellent care the animals receive and are key to continuing our mission of securing a future for wildlife.”