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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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An Otter pup whose life was saved by an emergency Caesarean section is out of the nest at Taronga Zoo. When a female Oriental Small-clawed Otter named Pia went into labor on February 28, keepers noticed that she was having... Continue reading
Posted 14 hours ago at ZooBorns
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On May 3rd, Wingham Wildlife Park welcomed their first ever European Wolf pups. Wolves have been part of Wingham Wildlife Park since 2013, when Dakota (the mother of this litter of pups) and her sister Arya arrived at the UK... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at ZooBorns
Hi Ron, Wild animals do make make good pets. If under human care, bats are best cared for by trained zoo keepers or wildlife rehabilitators, who have the proper tools and diets available, plus access to veterinary care.
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A female Southern White Rhino calf, born April 30 to first-time mother Kiazi and father Maoto, curiously checked out her surroundings May 18 at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, under the watchful eye of her attentive mother. Kiazi’s pregnancy... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at ZooBorns
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Utah's Hogle Zoo is pleased to introduce their new Amur Leopard cubs, Rafferty and Roman! The cubs were born February 17 and have been bonding with mom, Zeya, behind the scenes, learning all the basics of being an Amur Leopard.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at ZooBorns
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A tiny turtle made a timely debut on May 15 at ZSL London Zoo. Not only was the Spiny Hill Turtle hatchling the first ever of its kind to hatch at the Zoo, it arrived just in time for World... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at ZooBorns
Ocelots weigh around one half of a pound at birth.
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Reid Park Zoo celebrated a special arrival on April 22. A female Tamandua arrived on “Earth Day”, and in honor of the baby’s special birthday, she has been named Terra (Latin for “the planet earth”). Reid Park Zoo is working... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at ZooBorns
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With huge eyes, spotted wings, and tubular nostrils, Eastern Tube-nosed Bats are a unique and fascinating Australian Fruit Bat species. Two of these little Bats are currently being cared for at the Australian Bat Clinic. Photo Credit: Rachael Wasiak/Wakaleo Video... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2017 at ZooBorns
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A Bornean Orangutan was born on December 5 at Zoo Krefeld, in Germany. Proud mother, Lea, welcomed the lovely female infant. Because of the baby’s beautiful orange-red coloring, keepers decided to name her Suria, from the Malay (Sanskrit) word for... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2017 at ZooBorns
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A rare Pheasant, usually found in the rainforests of South East Asia, has been successfully bred at Chester Zoo for the first time. Two Great Argus Pheasant chicks hatched on May 3, after a 24-day incubation. With Great Argus Pheasant... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at ZooBorns
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Six American Bison calves have been born at WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Bronx Zoo, and four of them are now on exhibit on the Zoo’s ‘Bison Range’. The calves were born to a herd of seven females and one male... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2017 at ZooBorns
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A lively trio of North American River Otter pups recently made their debut at Oakland Zoo. A male and two females were born February 9, and they were introduced to the public prior to Mother’s Day weekend. According to keepers,... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at ZooBorns
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Three Chicken Turtles hatched in mid-April at the Tennessee Aquarium. The tiny trio hatched from eggs that were laid in January by adults in the Aquarium’s ‘Delta Swamp’ exhibit. At their initial exam, each of these hatchlings measured less than... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at ZooBorns
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Two rare Humboldt Penguin chicks named Pedro and Perdy are being reared by keepers at Paradise Park Wildlife Sanctuary. Penguins typically lay two eggs a few days apart. When the first chick hatches, it receives all of mom and dad’s... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2017 at ZooBorns
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On April 27, Annakiya, an Eastern Bongo, gave birth to a female calf at Franklin Park Zoo. The morning after her birth, the 42-pound-calf had her well-baby examination, which included a general physical examination and blood work. Dr. Alex Becket,... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at ZooBorns
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On April 9, a rare Blue-eyed Black Lemur at La Palmyre Zoo gave birth to a tiny female. Due to a low birth weight, the newborn was transferred to the zoo’s nursery. According to the zoo, there are only about... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at ZooBorns
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Cotswold Wildlife Park has become the first zoological collection in the UK to breed the rare Chinese Crocodile Lizard. The sex of the newborn is currently unknown, and the baby Lizard is currently off-show in the specialist Reptile rearing room.... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at ZooBorns
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An Andean Bear cub, born over the winter at Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Queens Zoo, recently made his public debut. This is the first Andean Bear born in New York City! The male cub was born over the winter to... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at ZooBorns
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Since mid-April, Zoo Vienna Tiergarten Schönbrunn has welcomed eleven Northern Rockhopper Penguin chicks! After about 33 days of incubation, the hatchlings were greeted by caring penguin parents that have since been providing all the food and warmth they need. The... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at ZooBorns
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A newborn endangered Amur Tiger cub has been reunited with her mother thanks to the work of keepers at the Minnesota Zoo. The female cub was born on April 26 and removed for hand-raising when Sundari, a first-time mom, wasn’t... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2017 at ZooBorns
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Two Tawny Frogmouth chicks that hatched in early April are being hand-reared at Paradise Park in the United Kingdom. “The parents have sadly not been very successful in the past at raising their own chicks. So the decision was made... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2017 at ZooBorns
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Idaho Falls Zoo is thrilled to announce the extraordinary birth of a male African Lion cub! The cub was born February 17 to first-time parents, Kimani and Dahoma. “Unfortunately, shortly after his birth, the cub had to be removed from... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at ZooBorns
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A tiny, orphaned Cougar cub has briefly taken up residence behind the scenes at the Oregon Zoo’s veterinary medical center. The cub, described as “loud and rambunctious” by zoo vet staff, was recently rescued by Washington Department of Fish and... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at ZooBorns
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The Museum of Life and Science, at Durham, North Carolina, is howling with excitement! On April 28 the Museum's 6-year-old Red Wolf gave birth to a litter of three male and three female pups. This is the first litter for... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at ZooBorns