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Andrew Bleiman
Interests: chris and andrew love baby animals and it just so happens that they know a bunch of folks at zoos. these insitutions are always welcoming new arrivals, so we figured why not put them all in one place?
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Burgers’ Zoo, in the Netherlands, recently welcomed an adorable wrinkled new resident. A baby Aardvark was born the beginning of February! The cub is healthy and has been tended carefully by mom and monitored by zookeepers. Burgers’ Zoo, under the... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at ZooBorns
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Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens’ (JZG) first Tiger cub in 35 years will make her public debut on Saturday, February 13 at 10:00 a.m. The 18-pound Sumatran Tiger cub will be on exhibit for the first time in JZG’s ‘Land of... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at ZooBorns
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The public has spoken! Following a worldwide online poll, the three-month-old Polar Bear cub born at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium finally has a name…Nora! The name was one of four options the Zoo put to a public vote between... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at ZooBorns
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Prague Zoo is celebrating yet another breeding success. On January 20, a baby Giant Anteater was born. For Prague Zoo it is the first baby anteater born in its breeding history. The proud parents are mom, Ella, and dad, Hannibal,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at ZooBorns
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BIOPARC Valencia’s ‘baby New Year’, a female Rothschild Giraffe, has been given a name. Fans of the Spanish zoo voted via social media, and the winning name is…Lluna (moon in Valencian)! ZooBorns introduced readers to the endangered giraffe calf last... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at ZooBorns
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Two critically endangered Amur Tiger cubs born September 17 at the United Kingdom’s Woburn Safari Park are off and running as they explore their nine-acre habitat. Photo Credit: Woburn Safari Park The playful five-month-old cubs, both females, are now old... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at ZooBorns
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Two Meerkat pups born January 7 at Australia’s Taronga Zoo are already practicing the skills they’ll need as adults. Photo Credit: Paul Fahy The pups, which are the first to be born at Taronga Zoo in nearly seven years, have... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at ZooBorns
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Djamila, the Vietnamese Pot-bellied Pig, hit lucky number 7 with the birth of her litter. The piglets arrived January 27 at Tierpark Berlin. The farrow has been happily confined to their stable, where it is warm and cozy. Except for... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at ZooBorns
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Photo Credit: Susan Pearson A Red-flanked Duiker was born the end of January, at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens. The diminutive bovid was recently photographed enjoying the California sun. The Red-flanked Duiker (Cephalophus rufilatus) is a species of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2016 at ZooBorns
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A unique Tuatara has hatched at Chester Zoo. It is a species believed to have pre-dated the dinosaurs, having been on the planet more than 225 million years. This is also the first ever breeding of Tuatara outside of their... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2016 at ZooBorns
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The Maryland Zoo, in Baltimore, recently welcomed a male Lesser Kudu on December 18, 2015…the first Lesser Kudu to be born at the Zoo! The Zoo also welcomed two more members of the genus Tragelaphus, female Sitatunga calves born on... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2016 at ZooBorns
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A tiny male Eastern Black-and-white Colobus Monkey was born at the Saint Louis Zoo's Primate House on January 10. The little one was given the name Ziggy as a nod to rock star David Bowie who passed away on the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at ZooBorns
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Sporting her fluffy-soft baby fur, Kasema the Zebra foal galloped in the winter sun during her debut at the Berlin Zoo. Photo Credit: Zoo Berlin As Kasema followed her mother Bella’s every move around the exhibit, she displayed a mix... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2016 at ZooBorns
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Can you name a baby that was taller than an NBA point guard at birth? We can - this male Giraffe calf born at the Indianapolis Zoo on January 9. Photo Credit: Carla Knapp/Indianapolis Zoo The calf is the zoo’s... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2016 at ZooBorns
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On January 15, a Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra gave birth to her first foal -- and the first of her species at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo. The yet-to-be-named newborn is the second successful zebra foal born at the Zoo in as... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at ZooBorns
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On October 11, 2015, the Nashville Zoo was successful in hatching an Eastern Hellbender that was the result of an egg being artificially fertilized with cryopreserved sperm; an achievement that had only been successful once before in an internal fertilizing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at ZooBorns
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Chester Zoo’s Eastern Black Rhino calf recently stomped out into the sunshine on his public debut. The male calf, whose birth was captured on CCTV cameras, was born January 16 and has been named Gabe. The newcomer enjoyed his sunny... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at ZooBorns
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A Beaded Lizard hatched on January 17, at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and more emerged on January 21 and 22! This is the first successful Beaded Lizard hatching at the Zoo since 2000! The recommendation to breed this vulnerable... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at ZooBorns
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On January 20, 2016, the Toronto Zoo released a new video highlighting the first 100 days for their Giant Panda cubs. The 100-Day Celebration follows an ancient Chinese tradition that when a child reaches his or her 100th day of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at ZooBorns
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Sometimes baby animals need a little help, and that’s exactly what an about-to-hatch African Penguin received at Poland’s Zoo Wroclaw on December 28. Photo Credit: Zoo Wroclaw The Penguin chick, named Janush by keepers, was positioned abnormally inside his egg.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2016 at ZooBorns
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Utah's Hogle Zoo is pleased to introduce a six-foot bundle of leggy joy: A baby Giraffe named Willow was born on January 13. Photo Credit: Utah's Hogle Zoo The female calf hit the ground - literally – shortly after noon.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2016 at ZooBorns
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There is more news to report from the Virginia Zoo. A Yellow-backed Duiker was born there last week! The female calf was welcomed by mother, Dot, and father, Dash, and weighed 11.4 pounds at birth. Dot arrived at the Virginia... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at ZooBorns
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Two Malayan Tiger cubs were born at the Virginia Zoo on January 6. The two males arrived, about 12 hours apart, to parents Api and Christopher. The cubs were born after the typical 103 days gestation to a healthy mother.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at ZooBorns
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Three African Penguin chicks have hatched, so far this season, at the Minnesota Zoo. When the eggs first hatch, keepers at the Minnesota Zoo weigh the chicks to ensure the parents are feeding them properly. The three chicks that hatched... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at ZooBorns
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The Polar Bear cub, at the Toronto Zoo, continues to grow and gain strength. At just over two months old, she is still quite wobbly on her feet but works hard to get up on all fours. She feeds six... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2016 at ZooBorns