The Latest

Southern California breaking news and trends

Too cute: Meet the LA Zoo's 19 new baby animals! (photos)

50749 full

The Los Angeles Zoo unveiled the newest members of its menagerie, and they're so cute you'll squee. Seriously.

The zoo introduced the press this week to four lesser kudus — a species of antelope native to East Africa — and 15 Nigerian Dwarf goats — a species that reaches only about 2 feet and 20-50 pounds when fully grown.

The kudus were born in 2010 and '11 at the San Diego Zoo and are part of a national consortium to breed the animals, which are part of a near threatened species, the L.A. Zoo said in a news release. They will take up residence in a hillside habitat in the zoo.

But you can meet the new goats in the flesh in the Winnick Family Children's Zoo, where they go on display. It's the only part of the zoo where visitors can interact directly with the animals. The new goats will be on view from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. daily in the Muriel's Ranch contact yard.

In the meantime, enjoy our photo slideshow of the new kid-friendly critters.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Enjoy reading The Latest? You might like KPCC’s other blogs.

What's popular now on KPCC