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Zoo Babies

By February 27, 2013

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This is a great time of year to visit the Albuquerque Zoo. When the weather is warm and sunny, you can enjoy a visit minus the summer crowds. But there are other reasons as well. There's a new koala, Netty, in the Australia exhibit, and though she isn't a baby, she's as cute as one. Chopper, the new baby rhino, comes out to play a few hours a day and is well worth a visit. Go online to check his schedule to make sure you can there at the right time to get a close look. He's usually out and about from 10 a.m. to noon. Chopper is a white rhino who made his star debut to the public on February 16.

Sarah the orangutan is pregnant. Mom to four year old Reese, Sarah should deliver her new baby in the next few months. It should be fun to watch Reese interact with her younger sibling.

For kids, one of the highlights of a zoo visit is the chance to see the animals being fed. The polar bears are fed daily at 2:30 p.m. and the seals and sea lions get their fish at 10:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. every day. The crocodiles are fed every Friday at 3:45 p.m. I'm not sure I'd want to see that!

Find out more about the Rio Grande Zoo.

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