The newest giraffe was named Violet. Photo Courtesy: Como Zoo
ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) - If adorable baby animals are your thing, then the Como Zoo might be the place to be.
The zoo is celebrating several recent births including a giraffe, Dall's sheep and tamarins, according to an update from zoo officials.
Tuesday morning, zookeepers discovered Lara the emperor tamarin had given birth to two babies. The babies are "clinging well," but it will be some time before they will be available for public viewing. Zoo officials won't know the gender of the twins with absolute certainty for several weeks. Once the babies are strong enough they will rejoin their parents, Lara and Roger, and their brothers, Luke and Chewbacca.
Last week, a new baby female Dall's sheep was born to parents Storm and Thunder. She is already prancing around the exhibit with her parents and one-year-old sister Rainy. She still has yet to be named.
The zoo also welcomed a baby female giraffe on July 21. A member of the Como Friends Sunset Affair Gala won the honor in an auction to name the newest addition and chose to name her Violet. She is already 150 pounds and is 5'11" tall. She is the 21st giraffe born at Como Zoo in the last 24 years. People can see Violet in the giraffe exhibit, but her mother, Clover, has been keeping her behind the scenes lately.
Another family won an auction to name a baby reindeer, choosing to name it Forest as a tribute to their family home.