Baby Degus in the WCS's Bronx Zoo Mouse House
These baby degus are one month old. Degus are native to South America and live in large groups called colonies. They are found in rock outcroppings and are highly social and very active. Visitors to the Mouse House can see degu babies in different stages from infants to adolescents, as there are many new mothers this time of year.
The Bronx Zoo's baby degus are one of many attractions planned for spring. The Bronx Zoo will be kicking off the season with Animal Tales Extravaganza; every weekend in April, May and June will be packed with family-oriented entertainment.
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The Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and Martin Luther King Day. Adult admission is $15, children (3-12 years old) $11, children under 3 are free, seniors (65+) are $13. Parking is $12 for cars and $16 for buses. WCS's Bronx Zoo is conveniently located off the Bronx River Parkway at Exit 6; by train via the #2 or #5 or by bus via the #9, #12, #19, #22, MetroNorth, or BxM11 Express Bus service (from Manhattan that stops just outside the gate.) To plan your trip, visit www.bronxzoo.com or call 718-367-1010.