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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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Shani, a six-year-old Masai Giraffe at the Sacramento Zoo, gave birth to a healthy 163-pound male calf on April 10. The calf has been given the name Rocket. Zookeepers chose the name based on his playful personality and "on-the-go" attitude.... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at ZooBorns
The “cute meter” hit an all-time high the morning of April 18, as the Meerkat mob at the San Diego Zoo showed off four new additions to the family. Mom Debbie gave birth to four adorable baby Meerkats, and the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at ZooBorns
A highly endangered baby Sumatran Orangutan was born via Cesarean section at the Memphis Zoo on March 19, 2016. The new male is doing well and is being reared by his mother, Jahe (Jah-hay). To celebrate the excitement of the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at ZooBorns
Keepers at Taronga Zoo are celebrating the unexpected birth of an endangered Brush-tailed Rock-Wallaby – more than a year after its father left the Zoo! The joey recently started peeking out from mother Mica’s pouch to the surprise of keepers... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at ZooBorns
Greensboro Science Center is excited about the birth of two Maned Wolf pups! The pups, a male and a female, were born on March 7 to mom Anaheim and dad Nazca. The wolves’ exhibit was closed from mid-February till the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at ZooBorns
Chester Zoo sometimes provides more current info on their animals via their facebook page:
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A rare Banteng born at Chester Zoo has provided a welcome boost to the conservation of the South East Asian species. The Banteng is a wild forest-dwelling member of the cattle family. It is listed as “Endangered” by the International... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at ZooBorns
The San Francisco Zoo & Gardens recently welcomed a new addition. A female Reticulated Giraffe calf was born April 8 in the Bernard Osher Foundation Giraffe Barn. Mother, Barbro, and her calf are in excellent condition, and the calf stood... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2016 at ZooBorns
On April 3, 2016 the adult pair of Red River Hogs at the Sacramento Zoo welcomed two female hoglets and two males, each weighing between 2 and 2.5 pounds. Inspired by Star Wars, zookeepers have named the two males Poe... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2016 at ZooBorns
A tiny Ouessant Lamb was born earlier this month at Paradise Park in Hayle, Cornwall, UK. Park Director, Nick Reynolds, commented, “We keep Ouessant Sheep in the Fun Farm here at Paradise Park. As one of the world's smallest breeds,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at ZooBorns
A baby Sloth born at Great Britain’s Drusillas Park is the first ever born in the zoo’s 91-year history. The little Linne’s Two-toed Sloth was born to female Sidone and her mate Sophocles on March 26. Zoo keepers had been... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2016 at ZooBorns
Clouded Leopard triplets were born March 30 at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. They are under the 24-hour care of keepers who feed them seven times a day and see to all of their other needs. They squeak. They crawl... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at ZooBorns
The San Diego Zoo’s Avian Propagation Center is caring for a Brown Kiwi chick for the first time in more than a decade. The female chick hatched from its egg March 11, and as is typical of this species, it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at ZooBorns
If you’ve ever wanted to name a tiger cub, now is your chance! The Virginia Zoo will be auctioning off the naming rights for both male Malayan Tigers born in January. The online auction began April 14, 2016 and will... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at ZooBorns
Four Cheetah cubs in the Cincinnati Zoo’s nursery now have a brother from another mother: A lone Cheetah cub, just 12 days older than the zoo’s litter of four, arrived in Cincinnati from Oregon’s Wildlife Safari after his mother was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2016 at ZooBorns
Four fuzzy Penguin chicks named Wotsit, Quaver, Frazzle, and Cheeto have become the first of their kind to hatch at the Chester Zoo this year. The tiny Humboldt Penguin chicks, which hatched between March 27 and April 5 to four... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2016 at ZooBorns
The Santa Barbara Zoo has a new Masai Giraffe calf. Audrey, aged eight, gave birth to the calf on the evening of March 26 in the Zoo’s Giraffe Barn, after approximately five hours of labor. The male calf has been... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2016 at ZooBorns
Since 2010, three Brazilian Ocelot kittens (females “Milagre,” “Ayla,” and “Revy”) have been produced using artificial insemination (AI) techniques developed and performed by scientists from the Cincinnati Zoo’s Center for Conservation & Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW). All three of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2016 at ZooBorns
An Asiatic Lioness named Lorena gave birth to three adorable cubs on January 25, at Planckendael Zoo. This is the first litter for Lorena, and the two boys and one girl recently explored their outdoor exhibit for the first time.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2016 at ZooBorns
Three Meerkat pups recently made their first public appearances at Chester Zoo. Born on January 28, the terrific trio had been kept out of sight by their mum, and the rest of the Meerkat mob, until they were ready to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2016 at ZooBorns
A baby Southern Tamandua born March 22 at the Nashville Zoo will help to bolster the zoo-dwelling population of this unique species. The baby, a female, is the first birth for mother Ke$ha. Because it was Ke$ha’s first pregnancy, keepers... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2016 at ZooBorns
Meet Philadelphia Zoo’s Black-and-white Ruffed Lemurs, born on February 21. Together, these four fluffy babies weigh only one-third of a pound, but they add up to a ton of cuteness. The babies were born to 9-year-old Kiaka and 10-year-old Huey... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2016 at ZooBorns
Chester Zoo’s Eastern Black Rhino calf, Gabe, was recently photographed enjoying his first ever mud bath. The youngster was seen slipping and sliding in the mud as he charged around with 13-year-old mum, Ema Elsa. Kim Wood, assistant team manager... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2016 at ZooBorns
It’s a girl! …The Polar Bear cub, born to mom Cora at Zoo Brno, had her first veterinarian exam, and staff confirmed the sex. The feisty female was born at the end of November 2015. The cub is now almost... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2016 at ZooBorns
In the early morning hours of March 13, Taipei Zoo welcomed the birth of a male Pangolin. The small, energetic baby is part of the 3rd generation of Pangolin born at the Zoo. Staff had been carefully monitoring the Pangolin... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2016 at ZooBorns