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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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The Dallas Zoo welcomed a big new arrival on May 14: a male African Elephant born to Mlilo, an Elephant rescued from drought-stricken Swaziland this spring. The calf stands about three feet tall, and his tiny trunk is just over... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at ZooBorns
A Rothschild’s Giraffe has been born at Paignton Zoo. The male calf was born to mother Janica on the morning of May 19. Sadly, his mother rejected him, so zookeepers have stepped in to bottle feed him. Senior Keeper, Craig... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at ZooBorns
RZSS Edinburgh Zoo has welcomed the arrival of an endangered Malayan Tapir calf. The spotty and striped young male was born in the evening of May 19 to mother, Sayang, and father, Mowgli. The tiny calf was born weighing 11kg... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at ZooBorns
Belfast Zoo keepers are hearing the ‘pitter patter’ of tiny webbed Capybara feet as the parents, Charlie and Lola, welcomed four pups on May 10. Capybaras (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) are the largest rodent species in the world. These rodents are found... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at ZooBorns
NaturZoo Rheine considers themselves very lucky to be able to announce the hatching and rearing of nine Humboldt Penguin chicks this year. NaturZoo’s breeding success with this species has been so huge over the past four decades, their Humboldt Penguin’s,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at ZooBorns
A Flamingo chick pecking its way out of an egg was an almost daily occurrence for several weeks at Hellabrunn Zoo. Warmed and well protected, the chicks at Hellabrunn Zoo began hatching on May 9th. Currently, seven chicks have been... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at ZooBorns
Four Reindeer were born at Zoo Basel in quick succession between April 20 and May 5. All four calves were healthy, following their mothers and nursing within just a few hours of their births. Photo Credit: Zoo Basel Zoo staff... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2016 at ZooBorns
A passel of Prairie Dog pups popped up this spring at Germany’s NaturZoo Rheine. Seven playful and social babies make the colony busy and active all day long. Photo Credit: Eva Bruns/NaturZoo Rheine The seven pups are from three different... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2016 at ZooBorns
The Chicago Zoological Society (CZS) is excited to announce the birth of a litter of five Mexican Gray Wolves at Brookfield Zoo on April 25. This is the second litter born to mom, Zana (age 4), and dad, Flint (age... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2016 at ZooBorns
Keepers at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo are delighted to announce the birth of a Southern Three-banded Armadillo. The tiny, female, armour-plated arrival was born in the middle of April and has been named Inti by her keepers. (Pronounced ‘In-tee’, the name... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2016 at ZooBorns
The Indianapolis Zoo excitedly announced the first Orangutan birth for the Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center. The female Sumatran Orangutan was born March 23 to mom Sirih. Sirih gave birth in a behind-the-scenes area. The other resident Orangutans at the... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2016 at ZooBorns
April 28th was a rainy morning in San Diego, but at the San Diego Zoo, the forecast called for snow! One-year-old Jaguar cub Valerio and his mom, Nindiri, woke up to an unexpected surprise: piles of fresh, glistening snow blanketing... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2016 at ZooBorns
A male Giant Anteater, named Demetrio, was born on April 6 at the Nashville Zoo. The pup weighed in at 3.8 lbs. and is currently being raised by his mother in the Zoo’s off-exhibit facility. This is the second pup... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2016 at ZooBorns
Lili the Polar Bear cub was born December 11, 2015 at Zoo am Meer Bremerhaven, Germany. Mom, Valeska (age 11), father, Lloyd (age 15), and the whole Zoo have been very happy about this second healthy little bear in two... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at ZooBorns
The almost-three-month-old Clouded Leopard sisters, Aiya and Shigu, born February 29 at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, are developing by leaps and bounds---literally! At the end of April, the cubs were introduced to the Zoo’s main Clouded Leopard habitat to help... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at ZooBorns
A rare baby Sulawesi Crested Macaque, a species that’s critically endangered in the wild, is the latest arrival at Chester Zoo. Keepers recently released the first pictures of the newborn monkey, which is being looked after by its mum Lisa... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at ZooBorns
With summer around the corner, the first of the Gentoo Penguin chicks at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo have started to poke their beaks out of their shells. The first fluffy chick hatched on May 5 and was soon followed by another... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2016 at ZooBorns
Staff at the Prague Zoo are celebrating the April 5 birth of a male Asian Elephant, the first to be both conceived and born at the zoo. Other Elephants have been born at the zoo, but they were conceived at... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2016 at ZooBorns
Two Golden Lion Tamarins born March 13 at France’s La Palmyre Zoo are part of a worldwide program aimed at boosting the wild population. Golden Lion Tamarins were on the brink of extinction in their native Brazilian rain forest in... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2016 at ZooBorns
The Madagascar! exhibit at WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Bronx Zoo is now home to three new Lemur babies. Two Ring-tailed Lemurs (Lemur catta) and one Brown Collared Lemur (Eulemur collaris) were born in late March and have made their public... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2016 at ZooBorns
In a previous statement by the late Mary Healy, Former Sacramento Zoo Director/CEO: "Shani and Chifu, the Zoo’s two Masai Giraffes, were brought to the Zoo with the hope that they would become the nucleus of a new herd to support the genetic diversity of the North American Masai Giraffe population.” As an AZA accredited facility, the Sacramento Zoo is expected to follow specific protocol in an effort to preserve species and sub-species. You can find more information on the Zoo's website (archived press releases etc.) :)
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Shani, a six-year-old Masai Giraffe at the Sacramento Zoo, gave birth to a healthy 163-pound male calf on April 10. The calf has been given the name Rocket. Zookeepers chose the name based on his playful personality and "on-the-go" attitude.... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2016 at ZooBorns
The “cute meter” hit an all-time high the morning of April 18, as the Meerkat mob at the San Diego Zoo showed off four new additions to the family. Mom Debbie gave birth to four adorable baby Meerkats, and the... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2016 at ZooBorns
A highly endangered baby Sumatran Orangutan was born via Cesarean section at the Memphis Zoo on March 19, 2016. The new male is doing well and is being reared by his mother, Jahe (Jah-hay). To celebrate the excitement of the... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2016 at ZooBorns
Keepers at Taronga Zoo are celebrating the unexpected birth of an endangered Brush-tailed Rock-Wallaby – more than a year after its father left the Zoo! The joey recently started peeking out from mother Mica’s pouch to the surprise of keepers... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2016 at ZooBorns