There's A Baby Boom At Des Moines Zoo
DES MOINES (AP) — Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines is welcoming more babies.
Zoo officials say they've added eight goats, four prairie dogs, a penguin and thousands of jellyfish. They join a recent baby boom that also includes wallaby joeys and a baby camel.
Zoo spokesman Jeff Dier says it's been about five years since they've had baby prairie dogs.
The goats, which include a set of twins and a set of triplets, and the prairie dogs can be seen in their exhibits.
The baby penguin, which hatched about two weeks ago, won't be ready for visitors until it's mature, vaccinated and can swim. The new jellyfish also need to grow a bit.
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