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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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Pumpkins are everywhere, this time of year! They make great pies, Jack-O-Lanterns, and pretty awesome enrichment toys for zoo animals. Happy Halloween from ZooBorns! Photo Credits: Tammy Spratt/San Diego Zoo Safari Park (Image 1: African Lion Cub); Amiee Stubbs Photography... Continue reading
Posted 15 hours ago at ZooBorns
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Three endangered Sumatran Tiger Cubs, at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma, Washington, need names! Photo Credits: Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium/Ingrid Barrentine Zoo staff members are eager to have names for the tiny tiger triplets and are conducting... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at ZooBorns
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It’s a UK first for Belfast Zoological Gardens, as a Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroo has been born! Photo Credits: Belfast Zoological Gardens Belfast Zoo is home to the only Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroos in the United Kingdom and Ireland. In fact, there... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at ZooBorns
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Woodland Park Zoo’s lion pride just got bigger.Three African Lions were born, at the Seattle zoo, on Oct. 24th! Photo Credits: Dr. Darin Collins/Woodland Park Zoo (1,2); Dennis Dow/Woodland Park Zoo (3); Ruaha Carnivore Project (4) The cubs represent the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at ZooBorns
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Three tiny Otter cubs are melting the hearts of visitors at the United Kingdom’s Newquay Zoo after making their first public appearance this week. Photo Credit: Newquay Zoo Born in September, the Asian Small-clawed Otter cubs are still in the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at ZooBorns
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Seven rare Chinese Crocodile Lizards recently were born at the Staten Island Zoo. This may seem like a large litter, but the last litter included 11 babies! Photo Credit: Staten Island Zoo Chinese Crocodile Lizards are native to China and... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at ZooBorns
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Denver Zoo recently celebrated the birth of its very first Fossa (FOO-sah) pup! Photo Credits: Denver Zoo Born on July 28th, the male Fossa pup, ‘Rico’, stayed behind the scenes for his first couple months, under the watchful, attentive eye... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at ZooBorns
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Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo has recently experienced a Nigerian Dwarf Goat baby boom! Six goat babies were born: three on Friday, October 10th and three on Sunday, October 12th! Photo Credits: Shannon Calvert ‘Peaches’, who is four and a half years... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2014 at ZooBorns
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Zoo Osnabrück, in Germany, is home to four new Meerkat pups! Photo Credits: Zoo Osnabrück The youngsters were born September 2nd and are, now, wonderfully playful six-week-olds! ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad’ have their hands full but are assisted in babysitting duties... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at ZooBorns
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NaturZoo Rheine, in Germany, is excited to share news of the arrival of their newest Gelada Baboon baby. Photo Credits: Eva Bruns / NaturZoo Rheine The baby was born October 13th and is the sixth Gelada Baboon birth, this year,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at ZooBorns
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ZSL London Zoo has welcomed an adorable Kinkajou, named “Forrest”! Photo Credits: ZSL London Zoo Arriving from Scotland, Forrest is only 6-months-old and was hand-reared by his previous keepers. At the moment, the little guy is feeling a little shy... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at ZooBorns
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Four new Meerkat “kits” were born September 26th, at Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma, Washington! They’ll be on exhibit for the first time during the “Zoo Boo” event, occurring, at the zoo, this weekend, October 18th and 19th. Photo Credits:... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at ZooBorns
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The Abilene Zoo, in Texas, has a new baby Ocelot! Born Sept. 9th, to proud Ocelot parents ‘Hotrod’ and ‘Ellie’, little ‘Lucy’ is now old enough to be out on exhibit with her mother. Photo Credits: Abilene Zoo The father,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at ZooBorns
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On October 2nd, Zoo Berlin’s Black Rhino, ‘Maburi’, gave birth to a healthy baby boy! Photo Credits: Zoo Berlin (1,2,3); Peter Griesbach (4,5) The yet-to-be named bull calf is, according to keepers, doing exceedingly well. Even without a horn, he... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at ZooBorns
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Canada Lynx kitten, ‘Jasper’, was out enjoying the fall atmosphere, recently, at Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma, Washington. The six-month-old was helping the zoo promote their upcoming annual event, “Zoo Boo”, a special fall themed weekend that will be held... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at ZooBorns
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An orphaned Wombat Joey is receiving round-the-clock care at Taronga Zoo after its mother was struck by a car outside Sydney. Photo Credits: Paul Fahy / Taronga Zoo Taronga Keeper, Evelyn Weston, has taken on the role of surrogate mother... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at ZooBorns
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It’s been 18 years since the Belfast Zoo last welcomed a Red Panda cub, so when a baby was born on July 3, it was cause for celebration! Photo Credit: Belfast Zoo The female cub was born to mother Plocia... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at ZooBorns
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The birth of four Cheetah cubs on July 24 at Zoo Basel demonstrates the importance of inter-zoo cooperation and keeper knowledge to help an endangered species reproduce. Photo Credit: Zoo Basel On April 24 this year, keepers noticed that instead... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2014 at ZooBorns
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The staff at Franklin Park Zoo, in New England, is pleased to announce the birth of a female Masai Giraffe Calf! Photo Credits: Amanda Giardina/Zoo New England (1,2,3,4,5); Sarah Woodruff (6,7,8,9,10,11) After a labor and delivery that lasted about an... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at ZooBorns
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Photo Credit: Ken Bohn African Lion Cub, ‘Evelyn’, recently spent a beautiful morning, at San Diego Zoo Safari Park, tackling her regal father, ‘Izu’. Evelyn is one of four cubs who, for the first time, are sharing the Lion Camp... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at ZooBorns
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On September 8th, beautiful African Lion Cubs were born at the Oregon Zoo. The healthy trio was the first offspring for their seven-year-old mother, ‘Kya’, and father, ‘Zawadi Mungu’. Now, the cubs are 4-weeks-old, adventurous, feisty…and they need names! Photo... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at ZooBorns
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Recently, a keeper from Cotswold Wildlife Park, in the UK, became foster parent to an abandoned Clouded Leopard Cub. Photo Credits: Cotswold Wildlife Park The young female cub was found, at one-day-old, shivering and close to death. Jamie Craig, a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at ZooBorns
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In celebration of World Animal Day this year, Wildlife Reserves Singapore announced the arrival of some of the world’s rarest babies, and among them, a critically endangered Sunda Pangolin. Photo Credits: Wildlife Reserves Singapore The new baby, ‘Radin’, was born... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at ZooBorns
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A baby Tamandua born at Bioparque M'Bopicuá on September 10 is not only the first to be born at the zoo – it is the first captive-born Tamandua in all of Uruguay. Photo Credit: Juan Villalba Also known as Lesser... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2014 at ZooBorns
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A baby Red Panda has arrived at Franklin Park Zoo! Born on June 19, the male cub stayed in the nest box for about 90 days with his mother, Carys, and is just now peeking out to greet zoo visitors.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2014 at ZooBorns