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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 4-month-old Amur Leopard cub at the Brookfield Zoo doesn’t know that he’s one of only 300 of these big cats alive today. He just wants to play! The 20-pound male cub, named Temur (pronounced Tee-moor), has been bonding behind... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at ZooBorns
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The Milwaukee County Zoo’s three Amur Tiger cubs made their public debut on December 2 in the Zoo’s Florence Mila Borchert Big Cat Country. The cubs, one male and two females, have been named: Kashtan, Eloise and Bernadette. The cubs... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at ZooBorns
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The San Diego Zoo’s Mandrill group welcomed a new addition to their ranks last week. Female, Kesi, gave birth to a baby boy, and he is the first Mandrill born at the Zoo in over 14 years. Animal care staff... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at ZooBorns
Thank you for clarifying the range of this species.
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Nashville Zoo is excited to announce the hatching of four endangered Yellow-blotched Map Turtles. This hatching ranks Nashville Zoo as the third AZA institution to ever successfully breed these beautifully patterned turtles. “This is an exciting hatching for the Yellow-blotched... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at ZooBorns
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Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s male Asian Elephant calf has been officially named ‘Sabai’, which means peaceful, happiness, relaxed or comfortable in Thai. The name was chosen from almost 1500 suggestions. The competition called for suggestions that reflected the Thai origin... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at ZooBorns
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Ginger and Ivy, two rare Babirusa piglets born at the Audubon Zoo, recently made their public debut. The piglets are the third litter born at Audubon Zoo to mom Betty and dad Wrigley. Born October 14, the piglets’ names have... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at ZooBorns
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A baby Grevy's Zebra born at the Brookfield Zoo is already earning his stripes as a valued addition to the population of this endangered species. Born November 9, the foal is doing well as he bonds with Mypa, his nearly... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2016 at ZooBorns
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BIOPARC Valencia recently announced the birth of a lovely female Rothschild’s Giraffe. The healthy calf has been spending time bonding with mom, Bulería. Father Julius and the rest of the herd have also been introduced to the almost-one-month-old Giraffe. Photo... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2016 at ZooBorns
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A pair of Black-and-white Ruffed Lemurs, at the National Zoo and Aquarium Canberra, Australia, became first time parents recently. Polo and Masina welcomed four adorable offspring in late October. The Zoo shares the new parents’ excitement, as the babies will... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at ZooBorns
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Zoo Basel welcomed nine rare Black-tailed Antenna Stingrays on November 5th. The small, yet sensational pups are doing well and can be seen in the zoo’s aquarium exhibit. The Black-tailed Antenna Stingray (Plesiotrygon nana), also known as the Dwarf Antenna... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2016 at ZooBorns
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The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is pleased to announce the October 25th birth of a Coquerel’s Sifaka. “We are so excited to have this new baby join our Sifaka troop,” stated Erin Cantwell, mammal collection and conservation manager. “Mom and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2016 at ZooBorns
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Recently, Fresno Chaffee Zoo excitedly announced the birth of an African Lion cub. The male cub was born October 11 to mom, Kiki, and dad, Chisulo. “We are very happy to have a healthy cub. Kiki is an experienced mom... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at ZooBorns
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A Greater One-horned Rhino – a species that nearly went extinct in the 20th century – was born at the Wilds conservation center on November 11. This is the seventh Greater One-horned Rhino to be born at the Wilds. The... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2016 at ZooBorns
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Hidden cameras show a rare newborn Babirusa piglet snuggling with and nursing from its mother at the Chester Zoo in the video below. Babirusas are one of the rarest pig species in the world. The tiny male piglet, named Bukaan,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2016 at ZooBorns
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The Western Lowland Gorilla, born August 18 at BIOPARC Valencia, was recently given a name. The zoo excitedly revealed that the little female’s name would be one that honored and gave recognition to a special place…Virunga. Formerly known as Albert... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at ZooBorns
Yes..thank you! Typographical error--corrected to "72 cm". According to another source, arkive.org, the males horns can reach up to 95 cm.
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The Minnesota Zoo recently welcomed two orphaned Puma kittens to Apple Valley, MN. The brother-sister pair was found in late October just outside the Port Angeles, Washington area by a local resident and rescued by the Washington Department of Fish... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at ZooBorns
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The Lesser Kudu herd at Zoo Basel welcomed a new calf. The young male was born October 29 to mom, Cony. Keepers report that the little Kudu, named Namib, was standing within an hour of birth. Mom and calf have... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at ZooBorns
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Audubon Zoo's 10 newborn African Painted Dogs had their first doctor's visit last week and passed with flying colors. Examining 10 pups is a big job, but veterinary staff and zoo keepers conducted the exam in just one hour, moving... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2016 at ZooBorns
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Twin Manatees orphaned after their mother suffered fatal boat-related injuries arrived at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium this month as part of the zoo’s Manatee Rescue & Rehabilitation Partnership. Weighing about 100 pounds each, the twin calves were rescued from... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2016 at ZooBorns
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Adelaide Zoo excitedly welcomed a baby Hamadryas Baboon to their family. Born in the early hours of October 27, the infant is the second offspring born to parents Chappi and Horus. Soon after the birth, Adelaide Zoo Primate Keeper, Pij... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2016 at ZooBorns
Thanks Michael, we've made the correction!
Toggle Commented Nov 18, 2016 on Elephant Calf Makes Quick Entrance at ZooBorns
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After a gestation period of 631 days (21 months), it only took a grand total of two minutes for the delivery of Artis Zoo’s new Asian Elephant calf! New mom, Thong Tai, welcomed the quick arrival of her new baby... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at ZooBorns
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These adorable twin Capuchin Monkeys are almost guaranteed to make you smile, and could, quite possibly, help you make it through the mid-week blues. As evidenced by this great series of photos, their tiny, expressive faces also make them excellent... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at ZooBorns