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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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Since 2013, the Tennessee Aquarium has partnered with several organizations to propagate wild Southern Appalachian Brook Trout in an effort to help this beautiful fish reclaim some of its lost territories. On June 5, participants in this program celebrated the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at ZooBorns
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Back in April, an egg barely the size of a ping-pong ball arrived at the Woodland Park Zoo from the Sacramento Zoo, where its parents were not able to incubate it. On April 17, a feisty little Burrowing Owl chick... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at ZooBorns
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An endangered Przewalski’s Horse foal has been born at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo! Once classified as extinct in the wild, the Przewalski’s Horse is a rare species of wild horse. Thanks to conservation breeding efforts by organisations, such as the Zoological... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at ZooBorns
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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of a Sumatran Orangutan on June 6. The baby is the third offspring for 30-year-old mom, Sumagu, and 27-year-old dad, Baka. The Zoo reports that mother and baby will be in... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at ZooBorns
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Meet Fred, the smallest new addition to the reptile house at Bristol Zoo Gardens. Only the size of a grape (15mm long) and just four weeks old, he is one of two Bearded Pygmy Chameleons that hatched in their enclosure... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at ZooBorns
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On June 2, Belfast Zoo celebrated another conservation success when two female Red Squirrels, born at the Cave Hill site, left the zoo as part of a release programme at Silent Valley Mountain Park. (ZooBorns shared news of the birth... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at ZooBorns
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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is proud to announce the 200th successful Giraffe birth in the Colorado zoo’s history! A female calf was born June 4 to a worldwide audience, as the birth was live streamed on YouTube and Facebook. The calf... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at ZooBorns
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A rare White American Bison calf was born at the Belgrade Zoo on May 28. White Bison are estimated to occur in only one out of ten million births. The calf, named Dusica, is the offspring of Jova, an 11-year-old... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2018 at ZooBorns
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An Asian Elephant calf born three months after its due date has been named Anjan by zoo keepers at Chester Zoo. The male calf, born May 17, astonished experts when he was born to mum Thi Hi Way last month... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2018 at ZooBorns
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A total of four Magellanic Penguin chicks hatched recently at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. Magellanic Penguin parents, “Yellow” and “Orange,” welcomed two chicks last week. These new chicks joined two chicks that hatched the week before to parents, “Pink”... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2018 at ZooBorns
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On May 17, one of the most endangered bird species on the planet hatched at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) in Front Royal, Virginia. Although currently helpless and almost featherless, the female Guam Kingfisher will soon enough be vibrant... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2018 at ZooBorns
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‘Tobi the Tamandua’ took-up residence at ZSL London Zoo, last October, as a potential companion for female, Ria. Zookeepers hoped to someday hear the pitter patter of tiny Tamandua toes. So, the Zoo was overjoyed when just five months later... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2018 at ZooBorns
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A trio of Red River Hogs was recently born at Chester Zoo. The tiny triplets arrived to mum Mali on May 4, following a four-month-long pregnancy. The piglets stayed safely tucked in their den, bonding with mum, for the first... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at ZooBorns
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An abandoned Cheetah cub is being hand reared by her keeper at Longleat. The female cub has been nicknamed “Xena”, after the warrior princess, which also marks her battling qualities. Xena spent her first ten days being cared for by... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Zoo Wrocław says that the tiny Sulawesi Bear Cuscus born there recently is the first documented zoo birth of this rare species. According to the Zoo, only four zoological gardens in the world are part of its conservation-breeding program. This... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at ZooBorns
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A rare Crowned Lemur was born at NaturZoo Rheine, Germany on May 7. This is the first time this species has reproduced successfully in this zoo. The birth took place during daytime within the habitat called “Lemur-Forest”. The exhibit is... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2018 at ZooBorns
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ZooTampa at Lowry Park visitors may now be able to see a litter of new Red Wolf puppies, which are the most critically endangered Wolf species in the world! The successful birth of four Red Wolf pups is an important... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Taronga Zoo, located in Sydney, Australia, is celebrating the breeding success of 13 Feathertail Glider babies, adding to 20 babies born only months ago. Born in March, the new joeys have just emerged from their mothers’ pouches. Joeys usually emerge... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2018 at ZooBorns
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The Oregon Zoo announced the arrival of a new kid. Mountain Goat, Sassy, gave birth May 20. Mom and kid can be seen amid the rocky crags of the Zoo’s “Cascade Crest” habitat, just past the zoo’s main entrance. Photo... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Ten years ago, Cotswold Wildlife Park’s interactive Lemur exhibit, “Madagascar”, officially opened to the public. On the exhibit’s anniversary, the Park’s Primate team is thrilled to announce the birth of a Collared Lemur, bringing the total numbers of Lemur breeding... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2018 at ZooBorns
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The Los Angeles Zoo excitedly shared news of the birth of four Tadjik Markhor calves. Two calves arrived the first week of May, and two more followed the next week! The new babies can be seen in the zoo habitat... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2018 at ZooBorns
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A rare Greater One-horned Rhino calf was born May 3 at Chester Zoo. After 16 months gestation and a 20-minute labor, the male calf arrived to mum, Asha (11-years old), and dad, Beni (13). The Zoo captured the birth on... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Four mischievous Meerkat pups have been born at Chester Zoo. The quadruplets have been tucked away in their den since being born on March 26, but have started exploring their habitat for the very first time. Photo Credit: Chester Zoo... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Northern Spotted Owls are one of the rarest birds in Canada, with only about 30 individuals remaining in the country. That’s why the Northern Spotted Owl Breeding Program is thrilled to announce the successful hatching and release of a Northern... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Shedd Aquarium welcomed a new Magellanic Penguin chick on May 12, following the breeding season in late March. This is the first Penguin chick born at the aquarium since Diego in 2015. The newest arrival will stay in the nest... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2018 at ZooBorns