Baby Animals Thrive At Zoo Miami

There is a lot to be happy about at Zoo Miami as a nearly two-month old lion cub, which faced many challenges after its birth, makes some big improvements. (Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
Lion Cub G There is a lot to be happy about at Zoo Miami as a nearly two-month old lion cub, which faced many challenges after its birth, makes some big improvements. (Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
The lone male lion cub was born on December 15th, 2013 but had some health issues. (Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
Lion Cub A The lone male lion cub was born on December 15th, 2013 but had some health issues. (Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
Soon after it was born to first time mother, “Asha,” the cub began to lose weight and faced several bacterial infections.  (Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
Lion Cub C Soon after it was born to first time mother, “Asha,” the cub began to lose weight and faced several bacterial infections. (Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
However, thanks to the dedicated efforts of zoo staff, the cub is now thriving and its prognosis for long-term survival is good. (Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
Lion Cub D However, thanks to the dedicated efforts of zoo staff, the cub is now thriving and its prognosis for long-term survival is good. (Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
Roar! The unnamed cub will remain off exhibit with its mother for several weeks with the hope of introducing it to the rest of the pride in the future. (Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
Lion Cub F Roar! The unnamed cub will remain off exhibit with its mother for several weeks with the hope of introducing it to the rest of the pride in the future. (Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
In another part of the zoo, a black handed spider monkey baby turned four months old Monday and can now be regularly seen on exhibit with its mother.  (Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
Spider Monkey Baby A In another part of the zoo, a black handed spider monkey baby turned four months old Monday and can now be regularly seen on exhibit with its mother. (Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
These threatened primates are found throughout much of Central America where they live in a variety of tropical forests feeding on primarily fruit.  They have extremely long arms and legs as well as a prehensile tail that works like a fifth appendage.  (Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
Spider Monkey Baby B These threatened primates are found throughout much of Central America where they live in a variety of tropical forests feeding on primarily fruit. They have extremely long arms and legs as well as a prehensile tail that works like a fifth appendage. (Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
This little female is the 5th spider monkey to be born at Zoo Miami. (Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
Spider Monkey Baby D This little female is the 5th spider monkey to be born at Zoo Miami. (Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
The most recent birth at Zoo Miami was a female Nyala which was born on Wednesday, February 5th. (Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
Nyala Baby A The most recent birth at Zoo Miami was a female Nyala which was born on Wednesday, February 5th. (Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
The newborn weighed approximately 13 pounds and appeared to be in general good health during its neonatal exam. (Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
Nyala Baby B The newborn weighed approximately 13 pounds and appeared to be in general good health during its neonatal exam. (Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
If all continues to progress normally, the baby should be out on exhibit by sometime in mid February. The Nyala is a relatively common antelope found in lowland woodlands and dense thickets of Southern Africa. (Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
Nyala Baby C If all continues to progress normally, the baby should be out on exhibit by sometime in mid February. The Nyala is a relatively common antelope found in lowland woodlands and dense thickets of Southern Africa. (Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
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