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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 Pancake Tortoise was recently hatched at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo. The tortoise has been named Pamba and is an important addition to the Zoo as the species is classed as “Vulnerable” on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Gareth... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at ZooBorns
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Taronga Western Plains Zoo welcomed the arrival of a female Black-handed Spider Monkey baby, just prior to Christmas, on December 21, 2017. After a little more than seven months gestation, the yet-to-be-named baby arrived to first-time mother, Margarita, and father,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at ZooBorns
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Planckendael’s famous Asian Elephant, Kai-Mook, gave birth to her first calf on Saturday, January 13. The playful, little female was recently given a name during a very special ceremony at Planckendael. The calf was given the name Tun Kai: ‘Tun’... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at ZooBorns
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On February 3rd, two endangered Grévy's Zebras were born at Zoo Miami! The male and female foals were born after a gestation period of approximately 13 months. The female weighed in at a robust 115 pounds, while the male weighed... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at ZooBorns
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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo recently welcomed its sixth Eastern Black Rhino calf. After a fifteen-month pregnancy, 14-year-old Kibibbi gave birth on February 7. "Kibibbi's pregnancy announcement last year coincided [with] bringing our Future for Wildlife program and conservation work to the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2018 at ZooBorns
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The Masai Giraffe herd at the Kansas City Zoo just grew by four hooves! At 4:57 a.m. on February 2, Giraffe Lizzie gave birth to a female calf. At the calf’s neonatal exam, the veterinary team determined that the baby... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2018 at ZooBorns
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The pitter-patter of little hooves has been welcomed at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, with the arrival of a rare Przewalski's Horse foal. The filly was born on January 1 to first-time mother, Zaria. The Zoo now has a breeding herd... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Remarkably, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo’s ten-year-old Amur Tiger, Changbai, gave birth to four cubs on November 25. However, only two survived. When keepers observed Changbai showing little interest in caring for the two surviving females, the cubs were removed and taken... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2018 at ZooBorns
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A male Black-and-white Colobus Monkey was born at the Saint Louis Zoo on December 29. Zookeepers will name the baby at a later date, but visitors can see the new family at the Primate House during regular Zoo hours. Photo... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Taronga Zoo is celebrating the breeding success of more than twenty Feathertail Gliders, one of the smallest mammals in the world. Twelve different female adult Feathertail Glider’s fell pregnant at a similar time with the joeys, and the mothers now... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2018 at ZooBorns
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A rare, tiny Philippine Spotted Deer now makes her home at Chester Zoo. The fawn was born December 15 to five-year-old mum, Tala, and six-year-old dad, Bulan. The new little “dear” was led out for her first public appearance by... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Denver Zoo is happy to announce the arrival of a baby Linne’s Two-toed Sloth, who was born on January 28 to Charlotte Greenie, the zoo’s 21-year-old female Sloth, and her 27-year-old mate, Elliot. Charlotte and the baby, whose name has... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2018 at ZooBorns
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On January 7, the Peoria Zoo welcomed their newest Giraffe calf. Mom, Vivian, gave birth to a 5 foot 10 inch, 122 pound baby girl! The Zoo endeavored to carefully document this latest Giraffe birth. Their goal was to not... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2018 at ZooBorns
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The Los Angeles Zoo is excited to announce the birth of its first-ever female Okapi calf. The calf was born on November 10, 2017 and is the second offspring for 14-year-old mother, Opey, and the first for three-year-old father, Jackson.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Franklin Park Zoo’s new Baird’s Tapir made her exhibit debut last week, and now the sweet calf needs a name! Zoo New England is running a naming contest via CrowdRise, with donations supporting Global Wildlife Conservation’s Nicaragua Tapir Project. With... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Perth Zoo’s new Nepalese Red Panda cub was given its first health check, just as an Australian conservation organization helped rescue six Red Pandas being trafficked across international borders. Perth Zoo Keeper, Marty Boland said, “We were very excited to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Disney’s Animal Kingdom is delighted to announce the birth of a Nile Hippopotamus, the first Hippo born at the park in 13 years. Born on January 13 at approximately 10 p.m., the calf is staying close to mom Tuma. The... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2018 at ZooBorns
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There’s a new addition to the Greater Flamingo family at New Zealand’s Auckland Zoo. The little chick hatched on January 9 in the Flamingo exhibit as an amazed group of zoo visitors looked on. Photo Credit: Auckland Zoo This is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2018 at ZooBorns
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There’s a new Penguin in the Kansas City Zoo’s ‘Helzberg Penguin Plaza’ exhibit! Several months ago, the Zoo was fortunate to receive a King Penguin egg from the St. Louis Zoo. The Kansas City Zoo incubated the egg until it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo started the new year with the birth of a rare Bornean Orangutan. The endangered, female primate was born in the early morning of January 6 to experienced mother Dee Dee, weighing in at an estimated three... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Zookeepers at ZSL London Zoo have named their new Okapi calf, “Meghan”, in honor of Prince Harry’s fiancée, Meghan Markle. The name is particularly fitting since Okapis were first brought to the world’s attention in 1901 by another Harry -... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Planckendael’s famous Asian Elephant, Kai-Mook, recently gave birth to her first calf! Zoo staff shared that the much-anticipated baby made his entrance into the world sometime between the late hours of January 12 and early January 13. According to keepers,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Two male Sumatran Tiger cubs at Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens had a big week: they received their first round of vaccinations and were named! Born on November 20, 2017 to mom Dorcas and dad Berani, the two male cubs are... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2018 at ZooBorns
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In just over one month, three orphaned Mountain Lion cubs have been rescued by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and all have found sanctuary at Oakland Zoo. The most recent, and youngest, arrived the night of December... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2018 at ZooBorns
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The National Aviary recently introduced its new Linnaeus’s Two-toed Sloth. The female was born August 21, 2017 and has been named Vivien, in honor of the iconic actress, Vivien Leigh. Measuring about 14 ½” long and weighing almost 2.5 pounds,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2018 at ZooBorns