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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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The Phoenix Zoo’s Arthur L. and Elaine V. Johnson Foundation Native Species Conservation Center has announced the first-ever propagation of the threatened Narrow-headed Gartersnake (Thamnophis rufipunctatus). In 2007, the Zoo received a small research population of wild-caught Narrow-headed Gartersnakes in... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at ZooBorns
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Binder Park Zoo will introduce to exhibit for the first time, not one, but two baby Giraffes born this summer! The first baby, born on June 12th, is a female named Kitovu. Her mother is 5 ½ year old Kayin.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at ZooBorns
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A group of Squirrel Monkeys new to Australia’s Taronga Zoo has already produced two energetic youngsters. The troop leaps and climbs in the treetops of the zoo’s Amazonia exhibit. Photo Credit: Taronga Zoo Eleven females recently joined Taronga’s male, Chico,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at ZooBorns
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A baby Meerkat is making its first public appearance at the United Kingdom’s Longleat Safari & Adventure Park. Photo Credit: Ian Turner Although born in May, the pup has spent the last two months inside an underground den with first-time... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at ZooBorns
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Meet Point Defiance Zoo's 9-week-old Canada Lynx kitten. Jasper is part of the Species Survival Plan® for Canada Lynx, which are listed as endangered in Washington state. He now weighs about 4 pounds and is being hand-reared by Point Defiance... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at ZooBorns
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An endangered species of lemur has become the first of its kind to be born at Chester Zoo. The new youngster – an Alaotran Gentle Lemur - arrived to mum Molly and dad Fady. Keepers have kept a close eye... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at ZooBorns
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This striking Tawny Frogmouth chick is being hand-reared by Bird keeper Jade Stott at Cotswold Wildlife Park. She took on the role of surrogate mother to the beautiful baby bird when, unfortunately, the breeding adults didn't prove to be the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at ZooBorns
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The Vancouver Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Rescue Centre assists ill, injured, or abandoned marine mammals with the goal of rehabilitating them for release back into their natural habitat. If you believe a marine mammal is in distress, contact the Marine Mammal... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at ZooBorns
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A Red Panda cub born June 9 at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo made her media debut this week and was proclaimed “feisty, chubby, and squirmy” by her keepers. Photo Credit: Fort Wayne Children's Zoo Now 30 days old, the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2014 at ZooBorns
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Taronga Zoo welcomed its first koala joey for this year’s breeding season, with the little female beginning to explore the world outside her mother’s pouch to the delight of visitors. Photo Credit: Taronga Zoo The joey has been named Bai’yali... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2014 at ZooBorns
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Lion Country Safari, a leader in Giraffe breeding programs in North America with over 60 Giraffe births, just welcomed its first giraffe calf of 2014. The baby, named Nafari, which means “first-born” in Swahili, was born June 24th. He was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at ZooBorns
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Posted Jul 10, 2014 at ZooBorns
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Visitors to Taronga's Backyard to Bush got a surprise last Friday when the zoo's MacArthur Merino Sheep, Berry, gave birth on exhibit! The healthy female lamb, who keepers’ have named Button, can now be seen alongside mum at Taronga’s farmyard.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at ZooBorns
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Zoo Praha has managed to parent-rear a Philippine Scops Owl chick. The endangered species of owl lives only in the northern part of the Philippines. Prague Zoo actively contributes to its protection in cooperation with the rescue station for owls... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at ZooBorns
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ZSL London Zoo has welcomed its first ever baby Sloth, after a very surprise pregnancy. Zookeepers were dealt a huge surprise in the Rainforest Life exhibit when female Sloth Marilyn was found to be pregnant – as they didn’t even... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at ZooBorns
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Two Snowy Owls have hatched at Drusillas Park and have been turning heads at the award winning zoo in East Sussex. The little hoots were discovered by keepers on June 12th and 14th and are making excellent progress. The chicks... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at ZooBorns
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Lily, a one-and-a-half-year-old Asian Elephant, enjoyed some splash time with the entire herd this week at the Oregon Zoo. Photo Credit: Shervin Hess The Oregon Zoo’s Elephant herd includes Lily, her mother Rose-Tu, her father Tusko, brother Samudra, adult males... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2014 at ZooBorns
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There’s much excitement at the United Kingdom’s Dudley Zoo! Three Carpathian Lynx cubs – the first ever born at the zoo – arrived on May 23. Photo Credit: Dudley Zoological Gardens The triplets have been tucked in their den with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2014 at ZooBorns
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All four Red Panda pairs at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Va., successfully bred and had cubs this year. Of the 10 cubs, more born at SCBI than any other year, seven have survived. The latest pair... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at ZooBorns
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Keepers at Highland Wildlife Park are excited to announce the arrival of a Muskox calf. Mum, Karin, who was born in the Czech Republic in 2002, gave birth to the male calf on June 2, 2014. This is a major... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at ZooBorns
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On June 10, Wroclaw Zoo welcomed a female South African Fur Seal. This is the first offspring for the zoo's Seal group and keepers are pleased to report that the pups mother is taking great care of her newborn. Mother... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at ZooBorns
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Five Golden Jackal pups were born this spring at Germany’s NaturZoo Rheine. Though not rare in the wild, this species is seldom found in zoos. Photo Credit: NaturZoo Rheine The Golden Jackal pack at NaturZoo Rheine lives “semi-wild” in an... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2014 at ZooBorns
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Topeka Zoo’s trio of Sumatran Tiger cubs, born on May 4, are becoming more active by the day! Their favorite toy? Mom’s tail! Photo Credit: Topeka Zoo ZooBorns introduced the cubs in May when they were just over a week... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2014 at ZooBorns
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Less than 1 year ago, Venus made headlines as one of few animals in the world to under-go eye surgery. Cango Wildlife Ranch's treasured 6 year old female Cheetah, Venus, experienced a challenging start to life but nothing prepared keepers... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at ZooBorns
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A seven-month-old Tammar Wallaby joey is one of the newest additions to the Lincoln Children's Zoo. Liv the Wallaby joey was found out of her mother's pouch one morning and was immediately rescued by zookeepers. Still being hand-raised, Liv is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at ZooBorns