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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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Zoo Miami is beaming about the birth of two highly endangered Clouded Leopard cubs. Since their birth on March 9th, the female kittens have been bonding with their mother in a quiet, cozy den. They first saw the light of... Continue reading
Posted 15 hours ago at ZooBorns
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Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, in San Jose, California, is proud to share the birth of four Fennec Fox kits! Photo Credits: Happy Hollow Park & Zoo The quad was born on January 23, and they recently made their social... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at ZooBorns
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A Mishmi Takin calf at Hellabrunn Zoo is already displaying the skills required to be a Takin: climbing, fighting, and leaping onto rocks. Photo Credit: Tierpark Hellabrunn/Marc Müller Born on February 19, the calf, named Paulina, displays her amazing climbing... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at ZooBorns
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The second-ever Tamandua to be born in a Uruguayan zoo came into the world on February 27 at Bioparque M'Bopicuá. Uruguay’s first captive-born Tamandua was also born at the Bioparque in September 2014. In the video below, the newborn calls... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at ZooBorns
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ZooBorns Motherly Love An adorable installment in the ZooBorns series, ZooBorns Motherly Love celebrates the special bond between exotic animal mothers and their babies from every corner of the globe: “Animal babies make conservation cute,” raves The New York Times.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at ZooBorns
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An endangered Clouded Leopard kitten, born March 7 at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, has become a worldwide ambassador for his imperiled species. Images and video of the rare newborn have been shared around the globe. Photo Credits: Dave Parkinson Now... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at ZooBorns
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Keepers at Edinburgh Zoo are delighted to announce the arrival of three Meerkat pups. Photo Credits: Royal Zoological Society of Scotland The lively bunch has joined the troop of Meerkats at Meerkat Plaza, in Edinburgh Zoo, and has started to... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at ZooBorns
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The Cincinnati Zoo’s newest resident is a two month old male Serval kitten! ‘Zeke’ was born at the Gladys Porter Zoo, in Brownsville, Texas. Photo Credits: Cassandre Crawford The feisty boy is currently in quarantine, at the Zoo’s nursery, to... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at ZooBorns
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Dartmoor Zoological Park, in the UK, is very proud to announce that ‘Xena’, Meerkat mum-in-residence, has given birth to four kits! Photo Credits: Dartmoor Zoological Park Head Keeper Mike Downman said, “Mum Xena is a very experienced mother, and… it's... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at ZooBorns
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The Albuquerque BioPark Zoo welcomed new twin Chimpanzees on November 4, 2014. The pair have stayed very close to their mother, ‘Elaine’, for the past four months. Photo Credits: by Ray Watt / ABQ Biopark Zoo Zoo staff were finally... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at ZooBorns
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A litter of Meerkats was born at the United Kingdom’s Blackpool Zoo on March 6! The teensy pups were photographed before they had even opened their eyes. Photo Credit: Blackpool Zoo Meerkat litters usually contain two to five pups, which... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2015 at ZooBorns
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Four 16-week-old Cheetah cubs push the limits of their mother’s patience every day at Florida’s White Oak Conservation Center. Photo Credit: Karen Meeks The cubs, born in December, treat mom (and each other) like a jungle gym. But what looks... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2015 at ZooBorns
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Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) and Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) scientists, working as part of the Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project, hatched the first Andinobates Geminisae Froglet born in captivity. Photo Credits: Brian Gratwicke (Images: 3,4,5,6) ; Jorge... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2015 at ZooBorns
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Lincoln Park Zoo is pleased to announce the birth of a healthy female Western Lowland Gorilla, born on February 24, 2015. Photo and Video Credits: Todd Rosenberg / Lincoln Park Zoo The baby, named ‘Bella’, is staying tucked close to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at ZooBorns
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Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are excited by the birth of three Oriental Small-Clawed Otter pups, born January 8, 2015. Photo Credits: Taronga Western Plains Zoo The litter consists of two females and one male, and all are yet... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at ZooBorns
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Taronga Zoo has welcomed more than 20 baby Chameleons, with the last of three clutches of eggs hatching this past week. About 5 cm long, the hatchlings are the first born at the Zoo in over five years. Photo Credits:... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at ZooBorns
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On Christmas Day 2014, ZooAmerica, in Hershey, Pennsylvania, welcomed three baby Ringtails (Ring-tailed Cats). The two females were named ‘Holly’ and ‘Noel’, and their brother was named ‘Kringle’. Photo Credits: ZooAmerica (Image 1: Kits at 5 weeks old; Image 2:... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at ZooBorns
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Asmara, a 16-week old Sumatran Orangutan at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, went into her exhibit for the first time last week. Until now, Asmara and her mother, Tara, have been living in an off-exhibit bedroom adjacent to the main... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2015 at ZooBorns
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Romance is a powerful motivator, even for Malayan Tapirs. Luckily, this love story at Zoo Antwerp resulted in a healthy baby Tapir being born on March 6. Photo Credit: Jonas Verhulst One night 13 months ago, keepers arrived in the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2015 at ZooBorns
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Staten Island Zoo is home to a new African Crested Porcupette! Photo Credits: Staten Island Zoo The male was born in early January and was donated to Staten Island Zoo by the Bright’s Zoo, in Tennessee, on recommendation of the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at ZooBorns
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KidZooU, at the Philadelphia Zoo, is home to two new baby Jacob Sheep! Photo Credits: Philadelphia Zoo Born to mom, ‘Cambria’, both lambs are strong, healthy, and bonding well with their mother. The pair were standing, walking, and nursing within... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at ZooBorns
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Represent your love for animals with these limited edition ZooBorns ankle socks! They come in unisex one size fits most, up to a size 10.5 Male (U.S.), and are only available for a limited time. Be sure to get a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at ZooBorns
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Alice Springs Desert Park, in NT, Australia, recently welcomed a Thorny Devil hatchling in the Park’s Nocturnal House. Photo Credits: Alice Springs Desert Park The Thorny Devil (also known as a ‘Thorny Dragon’, ‘Thorny Lizard’, or the ‘Moloch’) is a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at ZooBorns
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Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is home to a breeding pair of Malayan Tapirs known as “Albert” and “Ubi.” On January 30th, Ubi gave birth to the couple’s second offspring, a male named “Tembikai.” Photo Credits: Dave Parkinson With just 35... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at ZooBorns
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Como Zoo, in Minnesota, is thrilled to announce the addition of a baby Western Lowland Gorilla to its troop. The female gorilla was born in the evening hours of February 22, 2015, to first-time mother, ‘Dara’, inside the day room... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2015 at ZooBorns