Keep Up to Date with our newest little additions!
Name: Udara (Air in Malay)
Date of Birth: 5/7/22
Time: 11:22 am
Weight: guessing 3.3 lbs
Just in time for Mother’s Day, Rudy gave birth to Udara, and endangered Bornean orangutan. On May 12, it was announced that Baby is a female named "Udara," meaning "air" in Malay, the perfect name to accompany older brother, Bumi whose name means "Earth!" Now, Udara is showing excellent grip strength and will soon begin to separate from mom and explore the habitat on her own!
I have a Name!
Meeting big brother Bumi
On Mommy's back!
First Moments with Mom
LEarn about the journey getting here...
Greater Malayan Chevrotain
Name: Izz (Honor&Glory in Malay)
Date of Birth: 4/23/22
On April 23, a baby chevrotain was born in the tropical rainforest. You can see why they are also known as "mouse deer" from just how TINY they are. At two weeks, baby was given the name "Izz", meaning "honor and glory" in Malay. We aren't quite sure yet if the baby is male or female, so stay tuned to find out!
bali mayna Baby
Date of Birth: 7/2/22
A critically endangered Bali Myna (Leucopsar rothschildi), hatched in the Topeka Zoo Tropical Rainforest habitat on July 2 for the first time in 5 years. The Bali Myna is one of the rarest birds in the world and faces extinction in the wild without conservation efforts like those at the Topeka Zoo. The hatchling signifies another step towards boosting the population and long-term sustainability of the endangered species.