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John Ball Zoo to host animal baby shower

Special day celebrates 7 births in the past 6 months
Posted at 11:24 AM, Aug 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-12 11:24:54-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A string of new arrivals is the cause for a celebration at John Ball Zoo later this month.

In the past six months seven species have welcomed new members to the Zoo's family. Now John Ball Zoo plans to hold an animal baby shower.

So far in 2020 the Zoo has seen births of red pandas, Canada lynx, tenrec, Anthony's poison arrow frog, cotton-top tamarin, Goeldi's monkey, and six-banded armadillo.

To celebrate there will be a special baby shower day on August 18. A zoo-wide bingo game will be held, along with discounts at the food and gift shops. The Zoo created an Amazon Wish-list with gift ideas for each species, plus a donation form for anyone who cannot attend the shower.

Details on the whole event are on the Zoo's website.

To see the new arrivals click through the slideshow below.