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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 baby Tortoise hatched on April 4 at the Como Zoo will grow up to be as flat as a pancake – but that’s exactly what this species, called the Pancake Tortoise, is supposed to be. Photo Credit: Como Zoo... Continue reading
Posted 31 minutes ago at ZooBorns
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On April 11th, a lovely Chapman’s Zebra foal was born, at Tiergarten Delitzsch, in Germany! The healthy female and her mother, ‘Daisy’, have been enjoying the pleasant spring weather, on exhibit, with three other adult zebras and three Eland Antelopes.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at ZooBorns
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A rare Clouded Leopard cub, born March 7 at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, has reached a new step in his development: introduction to the great outdoors (and his adoring fans). He also has a new name: ‘Mowgli’, after the main... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at ZooBorns
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On April 11th, ‘Tiana’, a Brazilian Tapir, gave birth to a healthy male calf, at Linton Zoo! Photo Credits: Gary Chisholm / Linton Zoo Mom, ‘Tiana’, and dad, ‘Thiago’, are both part of a European Breeding Programme aimed at saving... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at ZooBorns
Duke Lemur Center is now giving away one of three FREE copy of "ZooBorns Motherly Love", our latest hardcover book along with an Adopt-a-Lemur Package. Be sure to 'like' the post on THEIR facebook page to enter to win! Duke... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at ZooBorns
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On April 15th, Zoo Miami’s newest baby Giraffe made its first appearance, on exhibit, with the rest of the herd! The baby was born April 8th, to 4½ year old mom, ‘Sabra’. Photo Credits: Zoo Miami The newborn weighed 108... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at ZooBorns
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‘Abbey’, a 14-year-old Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra, at the Virginia Zoo, gave birth to a female foal April 13th. This is the second foal for Abbey and the first for 11-year-old father ‘Zack’. Photo Credits: Virginia Zoo This is a significant... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at ZooBorns
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Two infant Western Lowland Gorillas are making their public debut at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo. This is the second pair of Gorillas born at the Bronx Zoo in just over a year. Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher The... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at ZooBorns
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A baby Echidna is recovering at Australia’s Taronga Zoo after being seriously injured when its burrow was dug up by a bulldozer. Photo Credit: Paul Fahy Zoo keepers have taken on the role of surrogate mother to the baby Echidna,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at ZooBorns
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Dartmoor Zoological Park is incredibly proud of their new Brazilian Tapir! Little ‘Rofilho’ was born, April 6th, to mom ‘Chana’. Photo Credits: Dartmoor Zoological Park; Video Credits: Colin Northcott Rofilho is Chana’s third son. He was named in honor of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at ZooBorns
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An adorable installment in the ZooBorns series, ZooBorns Motherly Love celebrates the special bond between exotic animal mothers and their babies from every corner of the globe: “Animal babies make conservation cute,” raves The New York Times. In stores now:... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at ZooBorns
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On April 4th, Zoo Salzburg’s Southern White Rhino, ‘Tamu’, gave birth to her first offspring. The healthy male calf arrived, without complications, and was up on his feet an hour after birth. “Our joy is huge,” says Managing Director, Sabine... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at ZooBorns
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Back in February, ZooBorns featured news of the birth of ‘Niko’, the Sloth Bear cub, at NaturZoo Rheine. The young guy is now on public display in the Zoo’s outdoor exhibit, and he is enjoying one of the perks of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at ZooBorns
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San Diego Zoo’s photogenic Jaguar cub is proving himself to be quite the handful…and mouthful. Photo Credits: Nancy Cunningham Casey (Image 1); Debbie Beals (2); Darlene McAfee (3); Ion Moe (4) ZooBorns introduced you to the yet-to-be-named-cub last week, with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at ZooBorns
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After 46 years of waiting, Prague Zoo is finally home to a brand new Grant’s Zebra foal! The young stallion is in excellent condition, and he is receiving the attentive care needed from his mother. Photo Credits: Miroslav Bobek /Prague... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at ZooBorns
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When keepers arrived at Switzerland’s Zoo Basel in the early morning on April 1, they were greeted by a brand-new arrival: female Giraffe Sophie had just delivered a healthy baby boy! Photo Credit: Zoo Basel A video camera installed in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2015 at ZooBorns
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Three Lion cubs born at the Taronga Western Plains Zoo on February 28 had their first veterinary visit this week, and all were pronounced healthy and strong. Photo Credit: Taronga Western Plains Zoo The cubs, a male and two females,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2015 at ZooBorns
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Born August 6th, 2014, female Manatee calf ‘Canola’ is the offspring of Wildlife Reserves Singapore’s largest Manatee, 23-year-old ‘Eva’. For unknown reasons, Eva abandoned her latest calf, despite having successfully raised eight offspring in the past and being a grandmother... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at ZooBorns
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The Rosamond Gifford Zoo is home to two new North American River Otters. The adorable male pups were born March 8th to six-year-old mom, ‘Brie’, and nine-year-old dad, ‘Johann’, and the cheese-tastic newborns have been named ‘Monterey’ and ‘Jack’. Photo... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at ZooBorns
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The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is happy to announce the birth of twin African Pygmy Goat kids. The kids, one male and one female, were born, March 10th, to the Zoo’s African Pygmy Goat pair, ‘Lex’ and ‘Lois’. Photo Credits:... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at ZooBorns
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An adorable installment in the ZooBorns series, ZooBorns Motherly Love celebrates the special bond between exotic animal mothers and their babies from every corner of the globe: “Animal babies make conservation cute,” raves The New York Times. In stores now... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at ZooBorns
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The Cincinnati Zoo is home to five species of penguins, and their colony of Blue Penguins recently increased their census with the hatching of their newest chicks! Photo Credits: Cassandre Crawford/ Cincinnati Zoo The Blue Penguin (also known as: Little... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at ZooBorns
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Cotswold Wildlife Park celebrated an incredible milestone, recently. First-time mother, ‘Ruby’, gave birth to the Park’s first male White Rhino. The comparatively tiny calf is healthy and nursing well from Ruby, who is proving to be an exceptional mother. Photo... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at ZooBorns
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A three-week-old Jaguar cub made his first public appearance this weekend at the San Diego Zoo. Born on March 12 to Nindiri, the male cub has just begun to explore the world outside his den. The cub, who has not... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2015 at ZooBorns
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Two Clouded Leopard cubs born at the Nashville Zoo will help build a sustainable population of these vulnerable cats. The cubs, both female, were born on March 13 and March 18 and are being hand raised together. Photo Credit: Amiee... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2015 at ZooBorns