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With fewer than 100 individuals remaining in the wild, Amur Leopards are the world’s rarest big Cats. That’s why the birth of two cubs at Zoo Vienna Schönbrunn is cause for celebration. Photo Credits: Daniel Zupanc Fotographie and Norbert Potensky... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2018 at ZooBorns
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The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium welcomed two rehabilitating Manatees on April 24. The two new additions, one male and one female, became the 28th and 29th Manatees to be rehabilitated at the Columbus Zoo since the zoo’s involvement in the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2018 at ZooBorns
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A rare Fishing Cat kitten is being hand-reared after he was born by cesarean delivery at Oklahoma City Zoo. The baby was born on March 31 after his mother, Miri, surpassed her expected due date. The gestation period for Fishing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2018 at ZooBorns
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A baby Wallaby which is being hand reared in a backpack after being found abandoned is delighting keepers at Longleat with his progress. The baby, who has been nicknamed Newt, is thought to be around 30 weeks old. He has... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Each spring, thousands of Salamanders migrate within Tennessee’s woodlands, and biologists at the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute are studying their movements as part of an effort to better understand the animals. Like their cousins the Frogs and Toads, Salamanders are... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2018 at ZooBorns
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There's a tiny new addition at the Hamilton Zoo - a Pygmy Marmoset! The baby was born to mom Picchu and dad Salvador. Both are providing attentive care to their newborn. Marmoset parents share the responsibility of looking after their... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Visitors hoping to glimpse three Cheetah cubs at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park weren’t disappointed when the trio debuted on February 22. The three siblings – one male and two females – watched the people, explored their surroundings, played... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2018 at ZooBorns
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A rare François’ Langur born in late 2017 has finally made his first appearance for visitors at Belfast Zoo. This endangered primate was born on November 7, 2017 to mom, Nicoleen and dad, AJ, but spent most of his time... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2018 at ZooBorns
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On January 31, a female South American Tapir calf was born at Poland’s Wrocław Zoo. The baby, named Sarah, will be part of zoo breeding programs designed to save this Vulnerable species. Sarah weighed about 13 pounds and had a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2018 at ZooBorns
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The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium welcomed not one but two rare Dama Gazelle calves in January. A male Dama Gazelle calf was born on January 14 to mom Layla and dad Zultan. Just three days later, a female calf was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Meet the new Gentoo Penguin at Milwaukee County Zoo! The chick hatched on December 18 to parents Oscar and Fiona. The chick still has its soft, fluffy down feathers, which provide warmth but are not suited for swimming. Only when... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Seven endangered African Painted Dog pups have made their first public appearances at Chester Zoo. The playful pups scampered out of their underground den, led by their mother K’mana who had kept them safely tucked away since giving birth to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2018 at ZooBorns
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France’s first Giant Panda cub is growing up fast and revealing his daring personality at ZooParc de Beauval. Now five months old, little Yuan Meng was born to mother Huan Huan and father Yuan Zi and has captured the hearts... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Two Endangered Sri Lankan Leopard cubs at the Czech Republic’s Zoo Brno had their first veterinary checkup last week. Born in November 2017 to female Nayana, the cubs – one male and one female – were proclaimed healthy and strong... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2018 at ZooBorns
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The staff at Belgium’s Planckendael Animal Park received an amazing Christmas present: a female Asian Elephant was born on Christmas Day, December 25. Female Elephant May Tagu gave birth surrounded all the females in the zoo’s Elephant herd, including her... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2017 at ZooBorns
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A Palm Cockatoo chick named Herbert is being hand-reared at Paradise Park in the United Kingdom, and he is charming the zoo keepers who care for him. Photo Credit: Paradise Park Keepers are raising the chick because his parents, Tess... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2017 at ZooBorns
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Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is celebrating the birth of two critically endangered Sumatran Tiger cubs. The cubs’ mother, 6-year-old Dorcas, gave birth at 11:40 a.m. on November 20. The Tigers’ keepers were able to keep an eye on the process... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2017 at ZooBorns
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On November 6, eight West African Dwarf Crocodiles hatched from eggs at the San Diego Zoo’s Reptile House—the first hatching of its kind in the zoo’s 101-year history. Three baby Crocs successfully hatched on their own, keepers assisted a fourth... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2017 at ZooBorns
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The “Panda-monium” continues as France’s first Giant Panda baby grows up at Zoo de Beauval. Born on August 4, the little Panda is now three months old, has opened his eyes, and sports a fluffy black-and-white coat. Photo Credit: Zoo... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2017 at ZooBorns
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A Snow Leopard cub born this summer at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Bronx Zoo has made its public debut. The female cub, who has not yet been named, plays and wrestles with her mother, K2, in the photos and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2017 at ZooBorns
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A male Asian Small-clawed Otter at the Kansas City Zoo needs a name, and you can submit your favorite here until October 20. The tiny male was born on August 27 to mom Cai, age 10, and dad Ian, age... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2017 at ZooBorns
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The Los Angeles Zoo is thrilled to welcome two Mandrill babies to the troop. Mandrills are the largest of all Monkey species and one of the most colorful. The female baby was born on August 3, 2017 to five-year-old mother,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2017 at ZooBorns
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Toronto Zoo’s four-month-old Clouded Leopard cubs are transitioning to a new play space and zoo guests can now see the sisters during limited times on most days. Their new den has climbing logs positioned just right for the growing cubs... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2017 at ZooBorns
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A tiny male Bengal Tiger cub that was being smuggled into the United States is receiving care at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The young Tiger was confiscated by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officers, who discovered the cub... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2017 at ZooBorns
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The long-awaited birth of a precious Giant Panda cub at Zoo de Beauval, the first to be born in France, occurred on August 4 under the close scrutiny of zoo staff and their Chinese counterparts. Now just over one week... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2017 at ZooBorns