It’s a girl!
Zoo staff voted to name this new addition Babette after her dad, Bebeto, who sadly died from age-related complications in April.
This birth was in conjunction with the Jaguar SSP, or the Species Survival Plan ®, which manages species in Association of Zoos and Aquariums-accredited zoos across the nation. Native to the tropical rainforests of Mexico, Central and South America, jaguars are considered near threatened due to habitat loss. There are currently more than 100 jaguars in North American-accredited AZA zoos, while it is estimated that 10,000 jaguars currently exist in the wild.