Baby Boom at the Zoo

SHOW ME ST. LOUIS- The St. Louis Zoo has many reasons to celebrate Mother's Day this year.

"It's been a pretty busy spring so far this year," said Tim Thier, Zoological Manager.

Some moms can be a bit over protective.

"An animal that's generally calm will become more aggressive," explained Thier.

Like mother like child.

"They do often take on their moms personalities," said Thier.

On one side of the primate house, you'll find a mom with a hands-on parenting method.

"The moms always there watching and she knows what the baby can do cause every once in awhile she'll get to a spot where it looks like it's not as safe and she'll grab that baby right up," explained Shannon Farrell, Primate House Keeper.

On the other side you'll find a mom with a more laid back approach.

"For the most part the baby stays off mom and plays with her siblings," said Farrell.

Even though they're small, visitors can easily spot the zoo babies.

"Spring is always kind of bunched up with births and this years not an exception," said Thier.

The Zoo is open from 9am-5pm Mother's Day.


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