Alert, it’s raining zoo newborns! Penguin, pups, primate

Attention: It’s raining but not the cold, wet kind. The Columbus Zoo has announced a bevy of new babies and needless to say, they’re all excruciatingly adorable.

First up, five Asian small-clawed otter pups, born during the early morning hours of January 26. The three males and two females are thriving under the watchful eyes of both of their parents and are expected to be on view to the public later this spring.

Next, a beautiful female silvered leaf langur baby, born on February 16. Her beautiful, brightly colored coat will be easy to stop next time you’re visiting the Asia Quest region.

Rounding out the new arrivals is a female Humboldt penguin chick who hatched on February 19. After much deliberation, the keepers in the Shores region named her “Her Majesty Gertrude Sprinklebottom,” or Gertrude for short. Expect to gush over Gertrude once her parents are comfortable allowing the chick wander outside the comforts of the nesting box.



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