7 Photos - Sep 27, 2012
Photo: Male eastern black rhinoceros Zuri plays on a plastic barrel at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on Aug. 3, 2012. The calf was born July 1 at the zoo. (Lisa DeJong, The Plain Dealer)Photo: Three meerkat kits were born in August and just recently have started to come outside their tunnels, appearing above ground in the African elephant exhibit at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. The recent births brings the zoo's meerkat mob to eight members. (Chuck Crow, The Plain Dealer)Photo: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's two new dingos, Brumby (darker one) and his sister Elsey, a brother and sister pair of 6-month-old dingos, try to squeeze past animal keeper Meghan McNamara in their new home in Australian Adventure in August. These dingo puppies were part of a litter of seven born Jan. 30 at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo in Indiana, and they were be the first dingos ever exhibited at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. (Lonnie Timmons III, The Plain Dealer)Photo: Bean, the new female fossa at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, is one of the many new animals at the zoo. The fossa is a carnivorous predator in the mongoose family and is native to Madagascar. Bean is 10 years old; zoo officials hope to mate with the male Jack. Bean came to Cleveland from the San Diego Zoo. (Chuck Crow, The Plain Dealer)Photo: A male eastern black rhinoceros calf, right, keeps close to his mother, Kibibbi, left, at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on Aug. 3, 2012. The calf, named Juba, was born July 1 at the zoo. The birth marks the start of a third generation of rhinos there. The calf weighed 80 pounds at birth. (Lisa DeJong, The Plain Dealer)Photo: Moufasa, left, walks near Nala, right, one of two new female lions at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Sept. 7. Zoo workers have been getting the females, Nala and Serena, adjusted to the lone male lion in the past month. (Marvin Fong, The Plain Dealer)Photo: For the first time ever, the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo has moon jellyfish on exhibit in the Primate, Cat & Aquatics Building. The moon jellies are native to the Atlantic Ocean and can be found along the coast of North America. (Chuck Crow, The Plain Dealer)