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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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About three months ago, a little Kangaroo joey at Allwetterzoo Münster lost her mother. Ralf Nacke, zookeeper, has since been foster parent to the joey, and he has lovingly devoted himself to her care. Photo Credits: Allwetterzoo Münster According to... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at ZooBorns
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The Tennessee Aquarium recently celebrated the successful hatching of four endangered turtles. When it comes to breeding some turtles, making even small changes to their environment can be like trying to introduce new foods to an especially picky eater. “You... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at ZooBorns
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As thousands of viewers watched via live webcam on August 10, Izala the Southern White Rhinoceros gave birth to a healthy female calf at Burgers’ Zoo. Zoo staff members were anxious about the birth because Izala’s first calf was stillborn... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at ZooBorns
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On July 1, Colchester Zoo welcomed a baby Serval named Nala. The kitten currently lives behind the scenes, where she is under the expert care of zoo keepers. Like most kittens, Nala is playful, as you can see in the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at ZooBorns
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For the first time in Dallas Zoo’s 129-year history, they are proud to announce the birth of two extremely rare Somali Wild Ass foals. Born ten days apart, the little girls and their moms are doing great and have been... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at ZooBorns
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A tiny Horned Puffin is doing well at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. The chick hatched in July at the Rocky Shores habitat for sea birds. This is the first Horned Puffin ever hatched at the zoo, which has been... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at ZooBorns
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One of the rarest spiders on earth has bred at Bristol Zoo Gardens in a world first. Over 1,000 tiny Desertas Wolf Spiderlings have hatched in the Zoo’s Bug World. So valuable are the babies, some have even been hand-reared... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at ZooBorns
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Zookeepers at ZSL London Zoo are celebrating the arrival of the first Hanuman Langur born at the Zoo’s Land of the Lions exhibit. Photo Credits: ZSL London Zoo Born to first-time parents Saffron and Rex after a 200-day gestation, the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2017 at ZooBorns
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Nashville Zoo recently welcomed the birth of two Banded Palm Civets. The brother and sister were born on June 29. At their first well check, the male measured 19 cm (7.5 in) with a weight of 105g (3.7 oz). The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2017 at ZooBorns
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Three baby Rock Hyraxes have made their public debuts at Chester Zoo. The pocket-sized pups, which are yet to be named or sexed, arrived to mother Dassie and dad Nungu on July 21 weighing just over half a pound (250g)... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2017 at ZooBorns
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Stone Zoo recently announced the birth of a Markhor. The female kid was born on July 16 to parents, Maya and Tyrion. She recently had her first health check and was a healthy 8.8 pounds. The new family can be... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2017 at ZooBorns
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Eastern Black Rhino calf, Kendi, was born three weeks ago at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. The new calf and his mom, Seyia, are now making brief appearances in their outdoor habitat at the Zoo. “Kendi is a brave... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at ZooBorns
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Tulsa Zoo’s Reptile and Aquatics department recently announced the hatching of six Desert Iguanas. The little lizards are currently on display in the Zoo’s Conservation Center reptile nursery. Photo Credits: Matt Yockey and Ruth Holland / Tulsa Zoo The Desert... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at ZooBorns
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Great Cats keepers at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo have some big news to share about their new Sumatran Tiger cub…it’s a boy! Over a period of a few days, keepers were able to get a quick look at the cub... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at ZooBorns
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The Downtown Aquarium at Denver welcomed a new Three Banded Armadillo on July 15. The new guy, who has been named Alejandro, was born to first-time parents Lady Gaga and Howard Caruso. At his first weigh-in, Alejandro was 62g (2.2... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at ZooBorns
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Last week marked a big milestone for Lulu, Woodland Park Zoo’s baby girl Giraffe. For the first time, the 1½-month-old Giraffe ventured onto the vast African Savanna exhibit with mom Tufani and the herd. “Lulu’s adventurous spirit and self-confidence were... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at ZooBorns
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On July 21, the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden received a female Amur Tiger cub. The cub’s journey to Oklahoma is the result of the combined efforts of two amazing zoo teams and tiger conservation experts. Born at the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at ZooBorns
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Belfast Zoo is celebrating another conservation success with the birth of five Red Squirrel kittens. The kits were spotted outside of their drey (squirrel nest) for the first time at the start of July and can now be spotted in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2017 at ZooBorns
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Burgers’ Zoo is now home to five Golden Jackal pups! Until recently, they have been safely tucked away with mum in their underground den, which makes it difficult for keepers to pinpoint their exact birthdate. They are now spending more... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at ZooBorns
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The Clouded Leopard cubs at Toronto Zoo are growing! ZooBorns introduced readers to the pair when they were almost one-month-old: “Clouded Leopard Cubs a First for Toronto Zoo”. The two-month old cubs were born May 13 to mom, Pavarti, and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at ZooBorns
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Eleven endangered African Painted Dog puppies were given their first hands-on health check following their birth in April at Perth Zoo. The pups also received their names! Photo Credit: Alex Cearnes (1,2,4); Perth Zoo (3,5) The puppies were each individually... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2017 at ZooBorns
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On the evening of July 21, BIOPARC Valencia welcomed their third Western Lowland Gorilla birth! The Spanish zoo is calling the infant by the name Ali and, although keepers haven’t confirmed, they suspect it is a female. The new baby... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2017 at ZooBorns
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On July 6, a 12-year-old Snow Leopard named Helen gave birth to a male cub at Woodland Park Zoo. The new cub is the first offspring for mom and her 12-year-old mate, Dhirin (pronounced as dir-in). Helen has given birth... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2017 at ZooBorns
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Zoo Wroclaw is excited to announce the birth of a Northern White-cheeked Gibbon. The baby arrived on June 28th, and the sex is not yet known. Zoo Wrocław is now home to a total of three Northern White-cheeked Gibbons. The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2017 at ZooBorns
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Six Sidewinders were born on May 24 at Zoo Atlanta. The young Sidewinders currently live in the Zoo’s Conservation Breeding Center, a behind-the-scenes complex adjacent to Scaly Slimy Spectacular: The Amphibian and Reptile Experience. Photo Credits: Zoo Atlanta The Sidewinder... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2017 at ZooBorns