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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 male Southern White Rhino was born at the Wilds, in Ohio, on November 12th. He is the first fifth-generation White Rhino, on record, to be born outside of Africa. Photo Credits: Grahm S. Jones/ Columbus Zoo and Aquarium The... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at ZooBorns
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Taronga Zoo, in Australia, is celebrating its first successful birth of a Ghost Bat pup in 15 years! Photo Credits: Vanessa Stebbings/ Taronga Zoo Born last month, the pup is the first for Taronga’s new breeding pair, ‘Celeste’ and ‘Nocturne’.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at ZooBorns
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In early September, ZooBorns introduced you to four new African Lion Cubs, at the Philadelphia Zoo. The cubs have now been joined by their father in the zoo’s First Niagara Big Cat Falls exhibit. Photo Credits: Philadelphia Zoo Gradual reintroductions... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at ZooBorns
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On Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 12 p.m. CT, Shedd Aquarium and Monterey Bay Aquarium will host a Google Hangout On Air session with the public to share the latest progress and information on rescued Sea Otter Pup 681. Photo Credits:... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at ZooBorns
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With four breeding pairs, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo has one of the most successful Red Panda breeding programs in the United States. But even strong programs experience challenges: Earlier this year, two Red Panda cubs – named Henry and Tink... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at ZooBorns
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Not much bigger than a Sharpie marker, a baby Greater Malayan Chevrotain was born at the Topeka Zoo on October 16. This fawn, born to parents Nabisco and Wilma, is the second ever born at the Topeka Zoo. Photo Credit:... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at ZooBorns
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Woodland Park Zoo’s triplet Lion cubs are doing what cubs are supposed to do: grow, play, and get cuter every day. The African Lion cubs, all males, were born at the zoo on October 24 to 5-year-old mother Adia and... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at ZooBorns
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On Monday, November 10, 2014, ‘Jovian’, an endangered Coquerel’s Sifaka Lemur and star of the popular children’s show “Zoboomafoo”, passed away. Today we are sharing pictures of Jovian from 1994, when he was a new zoo baby! Photo Credits: Duke... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at ZooBorns
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The Emperor Tamarins, at Belfast Zoo, are up and ready for “Movember”! The newest moustached member of the zoo, ‘Lucky’, was born on September 28th to mother, ‘Bella’ and father, ‘Alfie’. Photo Credits: Belfast Zoo “Movember” is an international campaign,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at ZooBorns
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A Red Panda Cub, at the Kansas City Zoo, recently made his public debut. Born June 17th, the five month old male, named ‘Fei Jai’ (fay-jay), has been behind the scenes since birth, staying close to mom, ‘Gaila’. Photo Credits:... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at ZooBorns
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ZooBorns has more news to share from Bioparque M’Bopicuá, in Uruguay. A litter of three Azara’s Agouti was born at the park on October 30th! Photo Credits: Photo Credits: Montes del Plata/Bioparque M’Bopicuá Azara’s Agouti (Dasyprocta azarae) is a South... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at ZooBorns
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A Margay, at Bioparque M’Bopicuá, in Uruguay, gave birth to a beautiful, healthy kitten on November 1st. Photo Credits: Montes del Plata/Bioparque M’Bopicuá The Margay is a small cat that’s native range extends from southern Mexico, through Central America and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at ZooBorns
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Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo welcomed their second Giraffe calf of 2014 when a female baby was born on October 19. Photo Credit: Taronga Western Plains Zoo The new calf is named Ajali, which means “destiny” in Swahili. Ajali’s... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2014 at ZooBorns
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It's true! Two False Gharials hatched at the Audubon Zoo in September are the first ever to hatch there and the first to hatch in captivity in the United States since 2009. Photo Credit: Audubon Zoo False Gharials are freshwater... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2014 at ZooBorns
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Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium recently announced that it had welcomed a five-week old orphaned Southern Sea Otter pup from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). Photo Credits: Shedd Aquarium / Brenna Hernandez The female pup arrived at Shedd on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at ZooBorns
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Cotswold Wildlife Park, in the UK, is celebrating their first Brazilian Tapir birth since 2006! The calf has been named ‘Lolita’ and was born to first-time parents, ‘Gomez’ and ‘Cali’. Photo Credits: Georgia Dicks-age 11 (photo 2); Cotswold Wildlife Park... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at ZooBorns
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Durrell Wildlife Park is home to ‘Sid’, a critically endangered Bali Starling. The series of pictures, taken by bird keeper Catherine Francescon while she and her colleagues have been busy rearing him, demonstrate a timeline of his growth. You can... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at ZooBorns
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The Phoenix Zoo is home to an adorable new Bornean Orangutan. The new male was born September 2nd, to mother, ‘Bess’, and father, ‘Michael’, and he is the second baby born to the pair, joining eight-year-old sister, ‘Kasih’. Photo Credits:... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at ZooBorns
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The Dallas Zoo has welcomed a leggy, 6-foot-tall baby Giraffe, born October 26th to first-time mother, ‘Chrystal’. Photo Credits: Dallas Zoo The male calf’s arrival wasn’t without excitement. Giraffe keepers and the veterinary team had closely monitored the pregnancy and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at ZooBorns
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A spunky Ring-Tailed Lemur born on September 22 is growing up fast at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo. The female baby is named Madi, which is short for Madagascar, the home of Ring-Tailed Lemurs in the wild. Photo Credit: Fort... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2014 at ZooBorns
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When a Kirk’s Dik Dik was born in mid-October at thePueblo Zoo, keepers were thrilled. But when his mother did not feed the male calf, keepers stepped in to provide daily care. Photo Credit: Pueblo Zoo Though they look like... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2014 at ZooBorns
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Pumpkins are everywhere, this time of year! They make great pies, Jack-O-Lanterns, and pretty awesome enrichment toys for zoo animals. Happy Halloween from ZooBorns! Photo Credits: Tammy Spratt/San Diego Zoo Safari Park (Image 1: African Lion Cub); Amiee Stubbs Photography... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at ZooBorns
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Three endangered Sumatran Tiger Cubs, at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma, Washington, need names! Photo Credits: Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium/Ingrid Barrentine Zoo staff members are eager to have names for the tiny tiger triplets and are conducting... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at ZooBorns
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It’s a UK first for Belfast Zoological Gardens, as a Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroo has been born! Photo Credits: Belfast Zoological Gardens Belfast Zoo is home to the only Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroos in the United Kingdom and Ireland. In fact, there... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at ZooBorns
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Woodland Park Zoo’s lion pride just got bigger.Three African Lions were born, at the Seattle zoo, on Oct. 24th! Photo Credits: Dr. Darin Collins/Woodland Park Zoo (1,2); Dennis Dow/Woodland Park Zoo (3); Ruaha Carnivore Project (4) The cubs represent the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at ZooBorns