May at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has always been a time to celebrate Zoo Babies. This year, since the Zoo is temporarily closed, the stork will have to deliver the babies to people at home via virtual chats, programs, videos and calls.
Here’s the scoop on the Cincinnati Zoo’s Virtual Zoo Babies:
The Cincinnati Zoo’s Facebook Live videos will spotlight many of the littlest Zoo members.
Facebook Live Home Safaris this month will include visits with Lucille the bearcat, Adana the bongo, giraffes Theo and Fenn, Kris the cheetah and, of course, #TeamFiona! You won’t want to miss the special wallaby Home Safari that the Zoo will bring to you when the joey in mama Ava’s pouch starts to peek out!
Some of the babies will also be incorporated into the new Virtual Zoo Troop program that starts this week. The 4-week-long classes are designed for toddlers through 8th graders and provide, educational, wildlife rich experiences designed to develop knowledge and life skills.
The Zoo launched another virtual program recently where companies can now invite Zoo animals to a video conferences with Cincinnati ZOOm calls! Funds raised via Cincinnati ZOOm meetings, Cameos, and Home Safari donations go directly to the Zoo’s Emergency Operating Fund. For more information, visit http://cincinnatizoo.org/support/ways-to-help-the-zoo/.