There has been a baby boom at the Granby Zoo in recent months, and families are invited to come and meet the new arrivals. A snow leopard cub, a baby yak, little tigers, pandas and more will be on display on the weekends. Four times a day, zookeepers give special presentations where visitors can learn more about the baby animals and ask questions.
“The exhibit really came about due to luck and circumstance,” said Granby Zoo spokesperson Helene Bienvenue. “It is rare to have so many babies at once, and they happen to be the ones that are well-suited to cold weather conditions.” Many of the animals are kept outside. Visitors can step into the elephant and giraffe pavilion in order to warm up and meet Tutume, the zoo’s newest elephant.
There are also numerous other winter activities, such as an outdoor slide, inflatables, a labyrinth, daily juggling shows and mascots.
Winter hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. The zoo will be open every day during spring break, March 1 to 9. Admission is $19.95 for adults and $12.95 for kids 3 to 12, or $52.95 for a family of four.
For more information, visit zoodegranby.com.