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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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In a world first for conservation, Adelaide Zoo Keepers and Veterinarians saved the life of an orphaned Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroo, by utilizing a surrogate wallaby mother. It’s a technique never attempted before with a Tree Kangaroo! Photo Credits: Zoos SA... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at ZooBorns
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The Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park, in New York, is proud to announce the arrival of a Prehensile-Tailed Porcupine. The porcupette was born on Father’s Day, June 21. Weighing in at 400 grams, the baby has progressively gained weight since... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at ZooBorns
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Photo credit: Dave Parkinson Home to the only breeding colony of African Penguins in the state of Florida, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo has welcomed chick number 9 to its rookery of 15 endangered Penguins. In addition to helping to raise... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at ZooBorns
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Shedd Aquarium welcomed a Rockhopper Penguin Chick on June 9, 2015. The chick hatched to parents Edward and Annie, following penguin-breeding season in March. The yet-to-be-named penguin weighed 57 grams at birth and came in at 200 grams at a... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at ZooBorns
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Natura Artis Magistra, in the Netherlands, is home to a newly born Java Mouse Deer. The Java Mouse Deer (Tragulus javanicus) is a species of even-toed ungulate from the family Tragulidae. At maturity it reaches the size of a rabbit,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at ZooBorns
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With fewer than 250 remaining in the wild, hopes are high that a pair of rare white-winged ducks hatched at the Chester Zoo can boost this endangered species. Photo Credit: Chester Zoo The duo can be seen swimming in their... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at ZooBorns
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A baby Asian Elephant arrived to the sound of a trumpeting herd on June 16 at Planckendael in Belgium. Photo Credit: Jonas Verhulst Mom Phyo Phyo delivered her female calf, named Qiyo, surrounded by her five female herdmates and offspring... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at ZooBorns
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It has been ten years since Zoo Basel has been able to share news of a Western Lowland Gorilla birth, but the day is finally here. On May 19, gorilla mom, Joas, and father, M’Tonge, welcomed their newborn at the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at ZooBorns
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Black-Necked Swan cygnets have hatched at Zoo Zurich. The grey offspring can be seen following their graceful parents in the water or riding, stylishly, on their backs. Photo Credits: Peter Bolliger / Zoo Zurich The Black-Necked Swan is native to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at ZooBorns
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A rare Southern Three-Banded Armadillo has been born at Longleat Safari & Adventure Park, in the UK. Born at the end of April, Charlie, as he has been nicknamed by keepers, is only the second armadillo to be successfully reared... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2015 at ZooBorns
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Two Golden Jackal pups recently emerged from their mother’s den, at NaturZoo Rheine. Until their recent venture out into the exhibit, keepers were unsure how many pups were safely tucked in the burrow. Photo Credits: NaturZoo Rheine The Golden Jackal... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at ZooBorns
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Taronga Zoo is celebrating the arrival of its first Koala joey for this year’s breeding season, with a tiny face starting to emerge from its mother’s pouch. The female joey has been spotted mouthing its first eucalyptus leaves and slowly... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at ZooBorns
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At just five days old, Sanyu the Giraffe calf is already walking -and sometimes running - tall with the rest of the herd at the United Kingdom’s Chester Zoo. Photo Credit: Chester Zoo The five-foot-tall youngster – a rare Rothschild’s... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at ZooBorns
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A very tiny primate at the Columbus Zoo had a very tiny baby on June 9! Pygmy Slow Lorises weigh only one pound as adults, and their babies weigh only a few ounces but are born fully-developed and with eyes... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2015 at ZooBorns
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Allwetterzoo Münster’s resident Cheetah, Namoja, gave birth to a remarkable litter of seven cubs on April 28. Affectionately known by zoo staff as “The Magnificent Seven” and the “Seven Dwarfs”, Namoja’s large litter is somewhat rare. Cheetahs typically give birth... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at ZooBorns
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Schönbrunn Zoo’s mustache collection increased by one this spring. A new Emperor Tamarin was born April 26, at the Vienna Zoo. The infant is frequently seen, riding piggyback, on the father or older brother. “The male Emperor Tamarins take on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at ZooBorns
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On June 2, the Topeka Zoo welcomed a female North American Elk calf. The girl was born to 4-year-old mother Aspen, and she has been given the name Maple. According to Zoo Staff Veterinarian, Dr. Shirley Llizo, the birth was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at ZooBorns
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The world’s critically endangered Lemur population recently expanded by two! Twin Ring-Tailed Lemurs were born at the Duke Lemur Center, and both were named Princess Julien, after Madagascar’s most famous royal Lemur, King Julien. Photo Credits: Duke Lemur Center Princess... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at ZooBorns
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An Okapi calf recently made his public debut at Chester Zoo, in the UK. The youngster, named Usala, was born April 30th to parents, Stuma and Dicky. Okapi calves are notoriously elusive, and Usala’s first public outing required some steady... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at ZooBorns
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The Meerkat exhibit at the Edinburgh Zoo is abuzz with the pitter patter of tiny feet – five babies were born on May 8. Photo Credit: Edinburgh Zoo The babies were born to Queenie, who is also the mother of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2015 at ZooBorns
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A baby Southern White Rhinoceros born May 21 at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo has increased the zoo’s herd by one, but the wild population of these magnificent beasts grows smaller every day. Photo Credit: Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo The female... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2015 at ZooBorns
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Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium’s Clouded Leopard quadruplets made their official public debut on June 5th. Visitors will be able to see the 4-week-old cubs during their 9:30am, 1:30pm and 5pm feedings, at the Tacoma, Washington zoo. Photo Credits: Ingrid... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at ZooBorns
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Buttonwood Park Zoo, in New Bedford, Massachusetts, was contacted in late April by a local resident concerning a Red Fox kit. The kit’s mother had been struck by a car, leaving the juvenile an orphan. Photo Credits: Buttonwood Park Zoo... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2015 at ZooBorns