(Colorado Springs, CO) Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs announced today in a press release that the first spring zoo baby was born on Wednesday, May 4th. The newest member of the family is an adorable Rocky Mountain goat kid.
The zoo shared this post on Twitter:
The calf, Lena's first baby, is a girl! The zoo reported that the little one tried to nurse for a few hours on Wednesday but was unsuccessful, so she was hand-fed her first meal by zoo staff.
Since the first feeding, the baby has been nursing consistently with her mom, and they appear to be bonding well.
The adorable calf, weighing in at about eight pounds, does not have a name yet. The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo waits to name babies until they are one month old. Stay tuned for the big reveal.
Visitors may catch a glimpse of Lena and her baby at the Rocky Mountain goat habitat located not far from the zoo entrance across from the Sky Ride.
If the new family is resting and not visible, you can enjoy the other Rocky Mountain goats that live in the habitat. They include Yazhi (an eleven-year-old female), Albert (a seven-year-old male), and Twinkie (a seventeen-year-old female).
Until you can visit, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo shared this YouTube video clip of the sweet new family.
The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is nominated for USA TODAY's Readers Choice for Best Zoo, and they need our votes. Please go here to vote for this local treasure.
I'll see you at the goat habitat!