The Denver Zoo has a new baby animal, and it turns out not all baby animals are cute

So here’s Penny the Red-Ruffed Lemur.

Penny, a female red-ruffed lemur, was born at the Denver Zoo on April 25, 2017. (Courtesy Denver Zoo)

I’m always excited to see a press release from the Denver Zoo about a new baby animal. Like all users of the internet, I enjoy a good dose of cuteness to go along with the special prosecutors and sudden resignations of elected officials. This year we’ve had Dobby the Giraffe, Miso-Chi the Fishing Cat and Umi the Malayan Tapir.

Now we have Penny the Red-Ruffed Lemur.

Penny, a female red-ruffed lemur, was born at the Denver Zoo on April 25, 2017. (Courtesy Denver Zoo)
Penny, a female red-ruffed lemur, was born at the Denver Zoo on April 25, 2017. (Courtesy Denver Zoo)

You ever have a friend have a baby, and the baby just isn’t that cute? And you’re like, oh, it’s a baby! Of course, someone might have felt that way about my babies, but to me they were beautiful. And I’m sure Penny is beautiful to her parents, Sixpence and Mego. Penny was born April 25 and is now hanging out in the public viewing areas of the Emerald Forest section of the Denver Zoo.

And I’m sure she’ll grow into her face pretty soon here.

Penny, a red-ruffed lemur, will surely grow into her face. (Courtesy Denver Zoo)
Penny, a red-ruffed lemur, won’t always be so awkward. (Courtesy Denver Zoo)

Erica Meltzer

Author: Erica Meltzer

Erica Meltzer covers government and politics. She's worked for newspapers in Colorado, Arizona and Illinois and once won a First Amendment Award by showing up in the wrong place at the wrong time. She served in the Peace Corps in Paraguay and can swear fluently in Guarani. She gets emotional about public libraries. Contact Erica Meltzer at 303-502-2802, emeltzer@denverite.com or @meltzere.