St. Louis Zoo
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Fri October 7, 2011

Baby miniature burro makes big entrance at St. Louis Zoo

The St. Louis Zoo's new arrival, "Nina," a miniature burro, with her mother, "Miss Barney," on Oct. 4, the day the foal was born.
(Michael Abbene/Saint Louis Zoo)

Cute alert!

St. Louis has a new resident - at the St. Louis Zoo's Emerson Children's Zoo.

"Nina," a miniature burro, was born Tuesday, Oct. 4 in front of staff and visitors. Her mother, "Miss Barney," came to the St. Louis Zoo this summer.

The little foal weighs 31 pounds and stands 23 inches tall. The Zoo says ancestors of the mini burro, or miniature donkey, come from the island of Sicily near the Mediterranean Sea.

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