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Baby Boom at the Columbus Zoo

Updated: Wednesday, April 24 2013, 12:37 PM EDT
POWELL -- There has been a baby boom at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in the expedition "Congo, African Forest."

They are welcoming four new little babies within the last six weeks.

Two are red river hog piglets and were born to mama Harriett and daddy Harold on April 12, 2013.

The red river hog is a wild member of the pig family living in Africa, with most of its distribution in the Guinean and Congolian forests. 

The little piglets are spotted at birth and get the red coats they are known for as they age.

On April 1, 2013 a baby duiker, which is very similar to a deer, was born.

This baby was about 3 1/2 pounds at birth and is being cared for by its mother at another area away from the zoo.

This is the third calf for mama Chelsea and daddy Kringle.

And finally, this baby boom was all kicked off on March 3, 2013 by the birth of a baby male colobus monkey who has been named Dr. Sheldon Cooper. (pictured here)

You may recognize that name from the show "The Big Bang Theory."  One of the characters is named Sheldon.


Web Producer: Kellie HannaBaby Boom at the Columbus Zoo

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