Masai Giraffe Pregnancy
We announced during our virtual fundraiser that Nasha, our 6-year-old Masai giraffe, is pregnant with her first calf! Watch this video to learn more about her pregnancy and how we're preparing the birth.
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UPDATE 1/8/20: Nasha is getting closer to delivering her first calf! Zookeepers have noticed that Nasha's body is preparing for delivery and that she is producing milk, which typically indicates for a first-time mom that birth will be soon. Her labor will be noticeable and could take a few hours. Here's what to look for: increased movement & urination, she may stop eating, tail sticking straight out, and looking uncomfortable overall.
- Congo - male, age 16, ~17 feet; spots are largest, darkest in color
- Nasha - female, age 6, ~15 feet; spots are most spaced out
- Tazama - female, age 3, ~14 feet; defined, darker spots
- These cameras are managed by WKRN; the Zoo does not have control over the cameras.
- Once Nasha is in labor, she'll be moved into the stall with a thick layer of sand and wood shavings and we will do our best to get the camera adjusted accordingly.
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