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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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Ocelot/Los Angeles Zoo Spring means lots of new babies at the Los Angeles Zoo! Guests can now observe two Sichuan Takin calves and two Chacoan Peccary piglets out in their habitats while an Eastern Bongo calf, two Ocelot kittens, and... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at ZooBorns
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Veterinarians and keepers carried out a rare procedure to save the life of a Critically Endangered newborn Lemur at Wild Place Project. They stepped in just hours after the tiny White-belted Ruffed Lemur and his two siblings were born. The... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at ZooBorns
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On April 17, Taronga Wildlife Hospital staff released five healthy Little Penguins into the sea after nursing them back to health in Sydney, Australia. The birds arrived at Taronga from nearby beaches over the past two months. Injuries included dehydration,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Capron Park Zoo, in Attleboro, MA, excitedly announced the birth of three Fennec Fox kits! Two females and one male were born on March 7 to five-year-old mom, Hannah, and two-year-old dad, Taz. According to Zoo staff, this the second... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2018 at ZooBorns
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For the first time in nine years, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute is celebrating the birth of a male Western Lowland Gorilla. The baby boy was born on April 15 and has been named Moke [Mo-KEY], which... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2018 at ZooBorns
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With the slow arrival of spring in the Midwest, visitors to the Indianapolis Zoo had to wait a few weeks before meeting two Ring-tailed Lemurs born on March 14. But the twins finally went outdoors for the first time on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2018 at ZooBorns
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The first-ever endangered African Penguin chick has hatched at Lincoln Park Zoo’s new Robert and Mayari Pritzker Penguin Cove. After a 38-day incubation period, the chick emerged on February 10. At a recent wellness exam, veterinary staff deemed the chick... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Two adorable Asian Small-clawed Otter pups were born the middle of March at the Kansas City Zoo. For now, the fluffy male and female pups will remain behind-the-scenes with their parents and big brother, Otis. However, the Zoo is happy... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2018 at ZooBorns
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The Kansas City Zoo has four ‘new kids on the block’…goat kids, that is! Four Arapawa Goats were born at the Zoo during the first week of April. Keepers have been able to determine there are at least one boy... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Bunny, a Reindeer at Brookfield Zoo, gave birth to a fawn on April 2 after a 7½-month gestation. Within just a few minutes of the birth, the fawn was up and walking. The fawn, Bunny’s second, weighed just over 12... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2018 at ZooBorns
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A baby Spectacled Bear born at Tierpark Berlin “bears” a striking resemblance to Paddington Bear. That’s because the much-loved children’s book character was based on this species, which is native to the Andes Mountains of South America. Born on December... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Denver Zoo is thrilled to announce their newest critically endangered Sumatran Orangutan. The lovely female was born March 25 to mom, Nias, and dad, Berani. The new baby has been given the name, Cerah, which means “bright” in Indonesian and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2018 at ZooBorns
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A clutch of rare baby ‘Forest Dragons’ have hatched at Chester Zoo. The Bell’s Anglehead Lizard (Gonocephalus bellii), also known as the Borneo Forest Dragon, is found in parts of South East Asia. Reptile experts at Chester Zoo say very... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2018 at ZooBorns
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On the morning of March 28th, Zoo Miami welcomed their 52nd Giraffe calf! The Zoo also captured a series of amazing shots documenting the important event. Ron Magill, Photographer/Communications Director at the Zoo, said, “In all my years of working... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2018 at ZooBorns
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A pair of female Crested Screamer chicks hatched in early March at Woodland Park Zoo. The little birds represent the first offspring between the 15-year-old mother and 23-year-old father. The last successful hatching of this species at the Seattle, WA,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2018 at ZooBorns
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The Indianapolis Zoo welcomed the birth of a rare Addra Gazelle on September 29, 2017. After the birth, the female calf, named Carina, was not receiving the care she needed from her first-time mother. Keepers monitored the situation and decided... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at ZooBorns
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After months of cozying up with mom Tasha in the den, the Woodland Park Zoo’s 13-week-old Sloth Bear cubs took their first steps outdoors. The tiny adventurers explored all around, trying to climb on everything. The best perch of all?... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Nashville Zoo is pleased to announce the birth of a female Clouded Leopard on Monday, February 19. This is the sixth litter for eight-year-old mother Lom Choy and father Luk. The couple has been paired for mating since age one,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2018 at ZooBorns
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On March 14th and 15th, following an eight-week incubation, two Emu chicks emerged from their eggs at Brevard Zoo. The pair is the first shared offspring of six-year-old female, Lafawnduh, and 23-year-old male, Napoleon. “Once the female lays the eggs,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2018 at ZooBorns
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The Cincinnati Zoo recently announced the hatching of a Raggiana Bird-of-paradise chick. This is the Zoo’s third chick, and they are one of only four facilities in the U.S. to breed and raise the species in the last ten years.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Virginia Zoo Keepers are delighted to share news of the birth of a baby Bongo. The male calf was born to mom, Betty, on March 23 and weighed-in at 50 pounds. This is the sixth offspring for Betty and the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Zoo Wroclaw has been preparing for the arrival of their new Manatee calf since this past November, when it was confirmed their female was expecting. After consultation with other zoos, keepers at Wroclaw installed a special pen in their Manatee... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2018 at ZooBorns
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A Humboldt Penguin chick that hatched on February 12 at Brookfield Zoo is thriving, and in the near future, may be taking on an important role. As early as this May, and depending on whether he chooses to participate, the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Keepers at Newquay Zoo are currently giving round-the-clock care to a unique Six-banded Armadillo pup. The zoo is one of only ten zoos in the UK to keep Armadillos, and this is the first pup to be born in the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2018 at ZooBorns
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The months of February and March are traditionally the time of the year when Zoo Wroclaw welcomes new Dik-dik offspring. True to fashion, new mom, Lenonka, welcomed a female calf on February 26. According to the Zoo’s tradition, newborns are... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2018 at ZooBorns