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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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It has been fourteen years since Cotton-top Tamarins produced young at Cotswold Wildlife Park, so keepers were thrilled when their newest female gave birth to twins. The striking infants were born to first-time parents and have been named Tilly and... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at ZooBorns
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Dallas Zoo recently welcomed their first ever clutch of Texas Horned Lizard hatchlings – 39 babies in all! Also known as “horny toads”, Texas Horned Lizards, were once quite common, but are now disappearing. This threatened species has vanished in... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at ZooBorns
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A baby Pygmy Hippopotamus born in early June at the Melbourne Zoo is learning how to swim under the watchful eye of his mother Petre. Photo Credit: Mark Keenan Keepers named the calf Obi, which means “heart” in a Nigerian... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at ZooBorns
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Twin Red Panda cubs born on June 18 at Zoo Boise made their media debut last week. The cubs, a male and a female, are the fifth litter born to parents Dolly and Winston. Photo Credit: Zoo Boise Just five... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at ZooBorns
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Zoo Boise is excited to share photos of their two new Ruwenzori Long-Haired Fruit Bat pups. The two elusive boys are currently staying close to their mothers, which makes photography of the newborns a bit more challenging. Photo Credits: Zoo... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at ZooBorns
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Qiyo, the Asian Elephant calf at Zoo Antwerpen's Planckendael, was recently photographed, having the time of her life. Keepers say she loves the water...and the mud! Mom, Phyo Phyo, kept a close eye on her calf, but she seemed to... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at ZooBorns
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On July 16, Zoo Basel witnessed the arrival of another new Western Lowland Gorilla. It is the third birth for mom, Faddama, and it is the second offspring for dad, M'Tongé. M'Tongé’s first child was born in May to mother,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at ZooBorns
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Newquay Zoo, in Cornwall, UK, is excited to announce the birth of twin Owston’s Civets. The young pair, named Tai and Quy, are the offspring of mother, Dong Ha, and father, Bao. Dong Ha was born and bred at Newquay... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at ZooBorns
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On July 15, lucky visitors, to the African Village Exhibit at ZOO Brno, witnessed the birth of a Chapman’s Zebra! The foal was born, at the Czech zoo, to mom Arwen and dad, Elvis. Photo Credits: Zoo Brno (Images 1... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at ZooBorns
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We're a month away from the release of our new children's book, "1-2-3 ZooBorns!" You can pre-order it now for a special price: amzn.to/1GAlmWp Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2015 at ZooBorns
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Four Lion cubs born June 8 at Oregon’s Wildlife Safari are showing off their playful side! Photo Credit: Wildlife Safari The cubs, three male and one female, have already more than doubled their birth weight, a sign that they are... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2015 at ZooBorns
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Eight grey wolf pups born on April 30 at Omaha Zoo’s Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari have emerged from their den! Photo Credit: Omaha's Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari Seven of the pups have grey coats, and one has a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2015 at ZooBorns
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On May 4, Zoo Krefeld, in Germany, welcomed two new Snow Leopards. The two females were born to dad, Patan, and mom, Dari. Patan and Dari’s first offspring, Shan, was born in 2013 and now resides at Highland Wildlife Park,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at ZooBorns
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Staff at Paradise Park, in Hayle, Cornwall, UK, are delighted to have baby Humboldt Penguin chicks. Curator David Woolcock said, “These two wonderful little characters are proving very popular with visitors. They are now ten weeks old and have been... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at ZooBorns
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Five African Lion cubs were born, May 17, at Lee Richardson Zoo, in Garden City, Kansas. The cubs (four boys and one girl) are the second litter for mom, Amali, and dad, Razi. Amali was born at Lee Richardson Zoo... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at ZooBorns
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A few very tiny baby seahorses were born last month at the Tennessee Aquarium. The Dwarf Seahorse (Hippocampus zosterae) is among the smallest seahorse species, with adults growing to only one inch in length. Connie Arthur, the Aquarium’s seahorse keeper,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at ZooBorns
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Twin Addax calves were born July 5, at Rolling Hills Zoo, in Salina, Kansas. The twins, male and female, were born to mom, Aamira. Photo Credits: Mason Swenson/ Salina Journal This was Aamira’s first experience with a multiple birth. Peter... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at ZooBorns
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A Grevy’s Zebra foal born at the Brookfield Zoo on July 7 stays close to mom as if to say, “You can’t see me!” Photo Credit: Brookfield Zoo Indeed, Zebras’ striped coats help them blend in with the herd and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2015 at ZooBorns
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Keepers at the United Kingdom's Chester Zoo are celebrating the arrival of two exceptionally rare Onagers. The foals were born within hours of each other to two different mothers on July 4 after year-long pregnancies. Photo Credit: Chester Zoo The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2015 at ZooBorns
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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado is thrilled to welcome three roly-poly African Lion cubs! The cubs were born on June 25 to first-time parents Lomela, a seven-year-old female, and Abuto, a three-year-old male. Mom and the cubs—two males and one... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2015 at ZooBorns
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Ok, not literally tons. But Zoo Vienna in Austria is thrilled about the number of this year's Pink Flamingo chicks: 19 chicks have hatched, and still more eggs are being incubated by parents. Photo credits: Daniel Zupanc / Zoo Vienna... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at ZooBorns
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Just a few days ago, a new Fennec Fox kit ventured outside of the den for the first time at Zoo Wroclaw in Poland! The kit was born some time in early June, but keepers aren't sure exactly when, since... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2015 at ZooBorns
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In mid-June, NaturZoo Rheine in Germany welcomed a litter of two Patagonian Cavies, also called Mara. Baby Cavies can walk almost immediately after birth, and from their very first days, the pair started exploring outside of the burrow to play,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2015 at ZooBorns
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Keepers at Zoological Society of London's (ZSL) Whipsnade Zoo have an exciting new addition to care for, with the arrival of a tiny California Sea Lion pup. Born to first-time parents Bailey and Dominic on June 18, the two-week-old male,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at ZooBorns