Masai Giraffe Pregnancy
We are heartbroken to announce that Nasha's calf died shortly after our birth announcement earlier today after the calf was accidentally stepped on by her mother. Our animal care team quickly intervened but were unsuccessful at saving the calf. An initial necropsy showed trauma to the neck but further testing will follow to determine if there were any underlying causes for the newborn's death. Thank you all for your support over the past few weeks and especially during this tough time. 💛
You can read the full update on our blog here
Bruce's Green Pigeon to Hatch
Our female Bruce's Green Pigeon is sitting on a single egg that is due to hatch around January 19. This will be her 26th chick since 2013. The pigeon lives in our Unseen New World Aviary with several other species, so you may also see other birds, lizards, and maybe a sloth on this treetop camera!
Spider Monkey Pregnancy
Update 1/6/20: Overnight on New Year's Eve, Molly went into labor and gave birth to a male. Unfortunately, the baby was stillborn. We are saddened by this loss but grateful for the knowledge we acquired during Molly's pregnancy. Molly is doing well, and our keeper staff is giving her an abundance of comfort and care.
We announced in November that two of our Mexican spider monkeys, Molly and Sandy, are expecting their first baby before the end of the year! This will be the first Mexican spider monkey birth at the Zoo and will be a significant addition for this critically endangered species. Read this blog to learn more about the pregnancy.
Kangaroo Kickabout is (still) Booming
Growing Up Neo
On June 5, Nashville Zoo welcomed our first cassowary chick into the world. Since then, Neo has become an internet sensation.
Neo is currently living in a behind-the-scenes area and will eventually be moving to our cassowary exhibit. Until then, keep with her antics on social media and our blog.
Watch Neo Grow