- Associated Press - Sunday, May 28, 2017

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Des Moines’ Blank Park Zoo has seen a spate of new births in the past month.

The Des Moines Register reports (https://dmreg.co/2qudHsi ) that the zoo’s south-side wildlife park has recently welcomed four new babies, including a Bactrian camel named Tootsie, an addax named Moana, and two common elands named Cotton and Indigo.

The zoo is also awaiting the emergence of two recently-born wallaby joeys from their mother’s pouch.

Spokesman Ryan Bickel says the additions bring the zoo’s total large mammal births over the past year to 11 - most the zoo has experienced in at least a decade.

Bickel says a penguin and several trumpeter swan eggs are also expected to hatch soon.


Information from: The Des Moines Register, https://www.desmoinesregister.com

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