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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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Visitors to Chester Zoo were left stunned when an Eastern Black Rhino, named Malindi, gave birth in front of them. While most Rhino births typically happen at night or in the early hours of the morning, the 12-year-old critically endangered... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at ZooBorns
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A trio of 9-month-old Komodo Dragons made their public debut at Denver Zoo recently. The two males, Ryu and Bai, and one female, Saphira, currently weigh about 2 lbs. and measure 18 inches in length, but they will reach up... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at ZooBorns
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Caretakers at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden are developing a new technique with a Flamingo hatchling, enabling it to benefit from group socialization and parent rearing. This new partial hand-rearing method will allow the young bird to become... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at ZooBorns
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The Georgia Aquarium was thrilled to share news of their first-ever Tufted Puffin hatchling. The fluffy, female “puffling” arrived in late July, and fans have been able to watch her grow via the Aquarium’s nesting cam. Webcams are still up... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at ZooBorns
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Woodland Park Zoo’s veterinary team recently performed a third neonatal exam on the zoo’s twin Red Panda cubs. The 5-week-old female cubs, born on June 19, have opened their eyes and weigh just under two pounds each. At birth, they... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at ZooBorns
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A baby Masai Giraffe at the Phoenix Zoo now has a name! The female calf was named Rafiki after nearly 16,000 people participated in an online naming poll. Rafiki was born on June 26 to mom Imara and dad Miguu.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Four endangered Amur Tiger cubs at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo have finally taken their first steps outside. The cubs, born June 23, were finally snapped stepping out as a family after mum, Naya, spent several days carrying them around in her... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2018 at ZooBorns
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The Tulsa Zoo is proud of its latest addition, a Giraffe calf born on July 22. Mom, Lexi, and dad, Hekaya, welcomed the healthy male calf. “The calf was active immediately, and within two hours stood and began nursing, all... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo recently announced a naming opportunity for their new Snow Leopard cub triplets that were born on April 22. Until tomorrow, August 7, fans can cast their vote to help name the three-month-old cubs and contribute to species... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Belfast Zoo is celebrating the birth of a Blesbok calf. The latest arrival was born to mother Ariel and father Aurthur on May 28. For the first few weeks after the calf’s birth, keepers gave Ariel and her calf time... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2018 at ZooBorns
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The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) welcomed a litter of seven chirping Cheetah cubs July 9. The cubs were born to first-time mother, Erin. Staff members report she has been attentive and immediately started caring for the cubs after they... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2018 at ZooBorns
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The Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park is proud to announce that a Red Panda cub was born on July 7th to parents, Mei-Li and Ferguson. According to the Zoo, the cub has been with Mei-Li since birth and is growing,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2018 at ZooBorns
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The world’s largest member of the pigeon family, a Victoria Crowned Pigeon, recently hatched at Chester Zoo. Photo Credits: Chester Zoo According to the Zoo, the newly fledged little bird is now bright blue, rocks the best mowhawk, and can... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Keepers at ZSL London Zoo’s were checking the nest boxes at their Penguin Beach exhibit. Unfortunately, they found one of this season’s eggs had been accidentally broken by its parents, but they were astonished to find the tiny chick still... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is celebrating the hatching of two Eastern Indigo Snakes. The hatchlings emerged on July 10 and 11, and they mark the first time the Zoo hatched this vulnerable species since 1997. The species is listed as... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Woodland Park Zoo’s three-week-old Red Panda cubs had their second neonatal exam this week and the female twins are healthy and thriving. The cubs were born on June 19 to two-year-old mom Hazel and 14-year-old dad Yukiko. The last successful... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2018 at ZooBorns
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On a recent morning, keepers at Zoo Berlin began their daily inspection of the Harbor Seal habitat. One of the keepers’ first tasks is to perform a head count of the seven animals under their care. As they began to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Four endangered Amur Tiger cubs, born at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo on June 23, were recently seen being taken for a first look at the world by mother, Naya. The as-yet unsexed cubs were born to their seven year-old mum after... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Visitors to Hellabrunn Zoo might need a little patience to spot one of their newest residents. A Linnaeus's Two-toed Sloth baby, with brown button eyes, can be seen clinging to protective mom Maya, high up in a tree in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2018 at ZooBorns
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BIOPARC Valencia recently welcomed their first Zebra foal of the year! The new mother, Bom, arrived at BIOPARC Valencia in 2007 from the Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark, and the father, Zambé, was transferred from Safari de Peaugres in France in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2018 at ZooBorns
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The Chattanooga Zoo is excited to announce the birth of a Golden Lion Tamarin. The infant was born to first time parents, Fuego and Caliente, on July 1. The Zoo reports that parents and infant are all doing great! This... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2018 at ZooBorns
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The Wilds is proud to announce the birth of a male Masai Giraffe calf on July 10. Guests taking an Open-Air Safari Tour witnessed the birth in the open pasture at The Wilds, creating an unforgettable experience. So far, the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Two endangered Sri Lankan Leopards born on May 26 at Burgers’ Zoo had their first veterinary checkup last week. The cubs, a male and a female, were vaccinated, sexed, and microchipped for identification. Both were pronounced healthy and strong by... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Black-handed Spider Monkey babies are growing and developing rapidly. Born in October and December 2017, the two females have started to explore their island home away from their mothers. Isadora, the eldest of the two youngsters,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2018 at ZooBorns
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The Chicago Zoological Society, which manages Brookfield Zoo, is getting right to the “point” by announcing the birth of a Prehensile-tailed Porcupine on July 2. The little male porcupette is the first of his kind to be born at Brookfield... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2018 at ZooBorns