Feel Good Friday: Baby boom hits Jacksonville Zoo

The storks have been very busy dropping off little bundles of joy all over the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The storks have been very busy dropping off little bundles of joy all over the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, especially in the primate area.

In the last eight months there has been one bonobo, two gorillas, two lemurs, one mandrill and two colobus infants.

"The zoo family is just super excited by all the babies we've had," said Tracy Fenn, the Supervisor of Mammals.

She adds these adorable babies aren't just great for visitors.

"It has also been really great for the mammals themselves because the groups have been really dynamic, playful and active with the infants in them," she said.

All of the babies are in good health and sticking pretty close to their mamas. Speaking of moms, call it destiny or a dose of irony, but there is another new addition for Fenn.

"Oh my gosh, I had my daughter about seven months ago and she is just incredible," said Fenn.

So in the midst of the baby boom, Fenn also became a first time mother to her beautiful daughter Aria.

"I feel like I have a better understanding managing the primates now, especially with mothers and their infants," she said.

No matter the species being a mom, isn't easy.

"I'm sympathetic to the working moms," Tracy said, laughing.

To see the new babies, stop by the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens this summer. For ticket prices, visit their website: www.jacksonvillezoo.org


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