VIDEO: Baby hyena born at the Buffalo Zoo

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – You can add a baby hyena to the Buffalo Zoo’s baby boom.

Lyndsey Zywczynski shared this video with News 4 of a hyena having a baby on Thursday at the zoo. Be aware: it is graphic in nature.

Other baby animals at the zoo include:

  • Four big horn sheep (two males, two females) were born in April and May of 2014. They are on exhibit daily during zoo hours.
  • Nyah, a baby western lowland gorilla, was born on September 4, 2013 to parents Lily and Koga. She joins her family in the gorilla exhibit daily during zoo hours.
  • An ocelot kitten named Arieta was born on December 10, 2013 to parents Ayla and Pedro. She can be seen with her mother from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. daily in the M&T Bank Rainforest Falls exhibit.
  • In March, sisters Daisy and Ellie each gave birth to a litter of pups. Rascal is the father of both litters. They take turns in the zoo’s otter creek from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. daily. Visitors often find them napping inside one of the exhibit’s hollow logs.
  • A baby reindeer was born on April 25, 2014 to parents Ellie and Borealis. The baby reindeer can be seen on exhibit daily during zoo hours.
  • Monica, the baby Indian rhino was born on June 5, 2014 to mother, Tashi. Zoo officials expect her to debut on exhibit during the next few weeks and will announce when the public can view her.
  • A number of baby vampire bats have been born in recent months. They are out on exhibit daily during zoo hours in the M&T Bank Rainforest Falls exhibit.

Meanwhile, a number of other babies remain off exhibit for now, including a Solomon Island leaf frog, desert grassland whiptail lizard, yellow-banded poison dart frog, Amazon milk frog, and Panamanian golden frog. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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