Just in time for spring break, Ellen Trout Zoo adds several babies

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The Ellen Trout Zoo has several new additions that are starting to show their faces, just in time for the spring break holiday.

Zoo-goers will be able to get their first look at a two-month-old baby sloth and a  seven-month-old wallaby, and every day more and more ducklings are hatching and getting ready to make their debut.

The sloth might be hard to spot since he will stay latched to his mother most of the day. The wallaby has stayed hidden, but over the last month has started to come out of his mother's pouch more and more each day. Staff members say soon a lucky guest will see the joey make his first full movements outside of his mother's care.

Zoo staff say spring time is the best time to see these animals.

"Sometimes we are bringing animals in and also as we get into spring there will be some babies born; we have had a few already," Zoo curator Cecila Falzone said. "[We do not have] a lot yet at this point, but we've had a few."

Zoo officials also say that they are in the planning stages of possibly breeding several of the big cats, and that they are hoping to add a young male giraffe sometime later this year. The female giraffe that was born in 2013 is expected to make its debut in the next month.

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