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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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Samantha Keller, keeper at Zoo Vienna Schönbrunn, has become “surrogate mother” to Banshi, a small Kalong Fruit Bat or Large Flying Fox. “We found the small bat alone in a tree in our tropical rain forest house. It was only... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at ZooBorns
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Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens proudly announced the birth of a male Reticulated Giraffe calf. Born in the early hours of June 12, his birth marks the 39th giraffe born at the Zoo. Mother, Naomi, has had four previous calves and... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at ZooBorns
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A Moose calf and his mother, Connie, are making a home in the Free-Roaming Area at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. The male calf was born June 12. The yet-to-be-named youngster brings the population of his species, at Northwest Trek, to... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at ZooBorns
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A Yellow-breasted Capuchin was born on May 17, at Zoo de la Palmyre, bringing the number living in the Zoo’s Monkey House to a total of ten. The sex of the young Capuchin is yet unknown. Determining the sex requires... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at ZooBorns
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Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is happy to announce that a Magellanic Penguin chick hatched on June 3. The chick marks the second successful hatching at the Zoo since the opening of Tuxedo Coast in 2010. A male named CJ was... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at ZooBorns
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Visitors to Stone Zoo will notice a new furry face with the recent birth of a Markhor, an endangered Mountain Goat species. The female kid, born on May 30, was walking within a half hour of birth and was observed... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at ZooBorns
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On May 18, 2016, a male Red Ruffed Lemur was born at the San Diego Zoo’s behind-the-scenes Primate Propagation Center. It has been 13 years since the last Red Ruffed Lemur was born at the zoo, and excitement is in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2016 at ZooBorns
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A rare Lowland Anoa calf, the world’s smallest species of wild cattle, was born June 1st at Chester Zoo. Mum Oana welcomed the new youngster, which has yet to be sexed or named, after a 10-month pregnancy. The Anoa, which... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2016 at ZooBorns
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A Tawny Frogmouth chick, unofficially known as “Furby,” hatched at Brevard Zoo on May 28. Furby is the first member of its species to hatch at the Melbourne, Florida zoo. Furby’s parents, Nathan and Hotdog, had yet to successfully hatch... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at ZooBorns
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BIOPARC Valencia recently welcomed their first newborn Grant’s Zebra of this year! On June 7, the Spanish park started the day with the birth of the beautiful filly. With the arrival of good weather more frequent births of different species... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at ZooBorns
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A North American Porcupine was born April 24 at WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Bronx Zoo and is now on exhibit with his family in the newly renovated Children’s Zoo. The male porcupette was born to mother, Alice, and father, Patrick,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at ZooBorns
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The three Snow Leopard cubs, born March 5 at the Akron Zoo, made their first public appearance on June 3, 2016. The cubs were also recently allowed to pick their own names! The two males are now named: Layan, (short... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at ZooBorns
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A baby Sulawesi Crested Macaque at the Chester Zoo is getting a lot of attention – from the other 15 members of the zoo’s Macaque troop, and from conservationists concerned with protecting this critically endangered species. Born on May 29,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2016 at ZooBorns
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Three curious and active Red Ruffed Lemur babies born at the Nashville Zoo are a boost to this critically endangered species. The two females and one male were born on May 24, the eighth birthday of their mother, Lyra. Red... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2016 at ZooBorns
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A Giant Anteater baby made his debut at Cotswold Wildlife Park. The pup, named Nelson, is the second breeding success for parents Zorro and Zeta since their arrival at the Burford Collection in 2010. Keepers named the newborn after the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2016 at ZooBorns
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As warm weather arrived, so did the annual birthing season at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park. The latest new arrivals at the Highlands are two Elk twins, born on May 15. With their long, gangly legs and adorably oversized ears, the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2016 at ZooBorns
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Zoo Santo Inácio, in northern Portugal, announced their newest family member, a male Pygmy Hippo. After almost nine months of pregnancy, little Mendes (named by affectionate keepers) was born weighing just over 4 kilos (9 lbs). For several months after... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at ZooBorns
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Rotem, a rare Sand Cat at the Zoological Center Tel Aviv-Ramat Gan, recently emerged with a new litter of kittens. The fuzzy pair, born the middle of May, are not yet named, but keepers report they will both have monikers... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2016 at ZooBorns
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The Arctic Wolf pack, at Knuthenborg Safaripark, grew by seven this spring! The pups began emerging, a few weeks ago, from their cave at the Wolf Forest exhibit. Now, they are regularly out and about…but never too far from their... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2016 at ZooBorns
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The San Diego Zoo’s Masai Giraffe herd grew with the addition of a male calf at the end of May. The newborn calf stood six feet tall and tipped the scales at 146 pounds. Like all Giraffes, Harriet, the calf’s... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2016 at ZooBorns
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A Southern White Rhinoceros calf’s birth was highly anticipated by fans at Burgers’ Zoo. The Rhino den was live-streamed for almost a month as keepers awaited the baby’s arrival. Because Rhinos have such thick skin, even ultrasounds cannot accurately aid... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2016 at ZooBorns
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The Welsh Mountain Zoo has excitedly revealed details of their latest arrival, a female Bactrian Camel, named Willow. At a little over five-weeks-old, the double-hump-backed baby is said to be fit and well, cautiously exploring her new surroundings under the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2016 at ZooBorns
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Keepers at Zoo Wroclaw put on their dancin’ shoes to celebrate a new Hippopotamus birth! The calf, named Zumba, was born May 21 to mom, Rumba, and dad, Váleček. Big sister, Salsa, and proud Grandma, Samba, also welcomed the young... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2016 at ZooBorns
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Night Safari, in Singapore, received a gigantically-sweet, early birthday surprise this year, in the form of a 149kg (328 lb.) baby Asian Elephant, born May 12. The big bundle of joy arrived 14 days ahead of the award-winning park’s 22nd... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at ZooBorns
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Chester Zoo is home to a grand total of eight new Capybara pups! Zookeepers spotted Capybara mum, Lochley, giving birth to her first two youngsters at around 7:30am on May 17. The third and fourth members of her new quartet... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2016 at ZooBorns