Baby Animals at the Little Rock Zoo
(KATV) It's the circle of life.The Little Rock Zoo experienced two animal deaths this year of Jewell theelephant and Navasha the Rhino. But now they have something to celebrate: babyanimals are everywhere.
"She's like any other youngpenguin. She's kind of feisty," said Stephanie Hollister, Penguin Keeper at theLittle Rock Zoo.
Channel 7 News visited 7week old Bugsy on Wednesday who was just separated today from her parents sothat she can mature.
"We did pull her from herparents today to teach her how to eat whole fish from us," said Hollister.
The zoo also has six newbaby Capybaras. But the biggest stars of all are the four baby tiger cubs bornNovember 12th.
"They're cute little fluffballs," said Kate Barszczowski, Carnivore Keeper at the Little Rock Zoo.
The cubs are staying so closeto their mother, not even a veterinarian has seen them.
They'll be getting theirfirst check up in a couple of weeks and that's when the zoo will find out thesex of the babies.
"They're definitelyshowing some attitude. Just like their mom can be a little aggressive, a littlespunky. They're already hissing and spitting and when you watch them on thevideo monitor you can see them playing and wrestling around," Barszczowskisaid.
The cubs are watchedclosely every day on a video monitor. It will be months before the baby cubsare out on display, but no doubt, they'll be the biggest hit of the spring.