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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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A baby Aardvark is thriving today thanks to quick action by a zoo keeper at Poland’s Wroclaw Zoo. At 2:00 AM on February 2, after a long and difficult labor, female Aardvark Lotte finally delivered her baby. Unfortunately, the little... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at ZooBorns
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Zoo Miami is proud to announce the recent hatching of two remarkable chicks. For the first time in the Zoo’s history, keepers welcomed the arrival of a Secretary Bird and a Great Blue Turaco. The Great Blue Turaco hatched on... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at ZooBorns
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The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is thrilled to announce the birth of a female Reticulated Giraffe calf. Born on February 6, to four-year-old Juma and eleven-year-old Caesar, this new calf is the first giraffe to be born at the Zoo... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at ZooBorns
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Two Rockhopper Penguin chicks recently went on display at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. Visitors will notice that the chicks are currently in a ‘playpen’ in the Zoo’s Antarctic Penguin exhibit. The playpen gives the chicks an opportunity to... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at ZooBorns
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Incredibly rare footage of a Tuatara hatching from its egg has been caught on camera at Chester Zoo. It is the first time the intricate process has ever been filmed in such stunning detail. The egg, from which the youngster... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at ZooBorns
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Taronga Zoo recently welcomed four tiny Squirrel Monkey babies to its vibrant group. Visitors to the Zoo’s new "Squirrel Monkey Jungle Walk" exhibit may spot the new arrivals clinging to their mothers’ backs, like tiny backpacks, as they leap and... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at ZooBorns
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Australia’s Perth Zoo has unveiled a spiky new addition: a Short-Beaked Echidna puggle. Hatched in September last year, this is the second offspring for parents Chindi and Nyingarn, who were the world’s first zoo-born Echidnas to successfully breed in 2015.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at ZooBorns
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A tiny Dik-dik is making a big impression at Chester Zoo. The little Antelope is being cared for by zoo staff after its mother passed away soon after giving birth. Standing only about 8 inches tall at the shoulders, the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2017 at ZooBorns
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Just a few weeks into the New Year, Brevard Zoo, in Melbourne, Florida, welcomed two endangered Perdido Key Beach Mouse pups. The pups’ parents, known among keepers as Hillary and Donald, were first paired in the heat of election season.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2017 at ZooBorns
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A bright orange, endangered Francois’ Langur was born February 6 at Lincoln Park Zoo and is now on exhibit at Helen Brach Primate House. The infant is the seventh successful offspring for Lincoln Park Zoo’s breeding pair, Pumpkin (dam) and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2017 at ZooBorns
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There is exciting news from Uganda’s Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch. On December 26, 2016, their fourth Rhino of 2016 was born. The young male Southern White Rhino was named Noel and is becoming a valuable member of the ranch’s... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at ZooBorns
It is not unusual for females who reject their first offspring to successfully raise babies in the future. Because these cubs are genetically valuable, they will most likely move to other zoos to be paired with unrelated individuals within a year or two to maintain a diverse gene pool among Malayan Tigers in human care.
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A female Western Lowland Gorilla born to mom Kudzoo on September 18, at Zoo Atlanta, has been named Mijadala. The infant’s new moniker emerged as the winner of public vote in a contest conducted from Tuesday, January 31 through Monday,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at ZooBorns
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Three Malayan Tiger cubs were born February 3 at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and are now being cared for in the Zoo’s nursery. First-time mom Cinta’s maternal instincts did not kick in, and vets, concerned that the cubs'... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at ZooBorns
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Taronga Zoo is celebrating a birth from the world’s smallest Fox species, with keepers monitoring the progress of a tiny Fennec Fox kit. The curious little kit was born on December 3, but has just started to venture outside its... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2017 at ZooBorns
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On January 28, an Aardvark was born at BIOPARC Valencia in Spain. The birth increased the number of this particular family at the park to a total of five, which includes the parents and two other females (also born in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at ZooBorns
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The four Asian Small-clawed Otters born at Woodland Park Zoo received their first veterinary examination last week. The zoo’s animal health team assessed their overall health, measured and weighed the pups, and administered vaccinations. The wellness exam is a part... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at ZooBorns
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Elmwood Park Zoo is excited to announce that their female Jaguar, Inka, has given birth to two cubs. The brother and sister were born in the early morning hours of January 24, and the zoo's animal care team has done... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at ZooBorns
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Cameron Park Zoo, in Waco, Texas, is proud to announce that Mei, the Zoo’s Bornean Orangutan, gave birth to a baby boy on January 12. The Zoo’s primate staff, veterinarian, a local ob/gyn, and NICU nurses from Baylor Scott &... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at ZooBorns
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A female Giant Anteater was born on December 28, at ZSL London Zoo, weighing just 1.2kg. Keepers soon realized first-time mum Inca was unable to care for her infant and that the pup would need a helping hand. Staff recruited... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at ZooBorns
These Pygmy Rabbits are only found in the wild and are an endangered species. There are many small breeds of Domestic Rabbits available as pets.
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A tiny Red Kangaroo abandoned by her mother has another shot at life thanks to the dedication of Brevard Zoo’s animal care team. The as-yet-unnamed female, who is approximately five months old, was discovered out of her mother's pouch on... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2017 at ZooBorns
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A litter of four male African Lion cubs born at Taronga Western Plains Zoo on November 19 is out of the den and playing outside. The yet-to-be-named cubs are doing very well under the watchful eye of their mother Maya... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2017 at ZooBorns
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The Alice Springs Desert Park, in the Northern Territory, Australia, has successfully produced fourteen new resident Thorny Devil Lizards. The recent hatching of the fourteen healthy Thorny Devils (Moloch horridus), also known as Thorny Dragon, adds to the Desert Park’s... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at ZooBorns
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A lively trio of Prevost’s Squirrels has emerged from their nest at Chester Zoo. It is the first time the colorful climbers, which are native to the forests of South East Asia, have been born at the U.K. zoo. The... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2017 at ZooBorns