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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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The Houston Zoo is proud to announce the birth of a baby Okapi. The yet-to-be-named male calf was born on November 6 and has been thriving under the care of his mother, Tulia. Photo Credits: Houston Zoo The pair will... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at ZooBorns
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A newborn Thomson’s Gazelle, abandoned by its mother, was taken home by a senior keeper at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo and nursed back to health. Photo Credits: ZSL Whipsnade Zoo ‘Larry’, who was born October 9th, is one of only four... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at ZooBorns
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Biologists from the California Academy of Sciences excitedly announced that two African Penguin chicks have recently hatched, as part of the aquarium’s Species Survival Plan program. Photo Credits: California Academy of Sciences Hatched just days apart on November 1 and... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at ZooBorns
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A remarkable Golden Retriever, named ‘Lilly’, is helping save a litter of endangered African Wild Dogs, at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, by becoming their surrogate mother. Photo Credits: Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden (Images 1,3); Jaimee... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at ZooBorns
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The Sacramento Zoo was excited to announce the birth of three African Lion cubs on October 24th! The cubs are now four weeks old. They have learned to walk and are beginning to play with one another, and their first-time... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at ZooBorns
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A four-week-old orphaned Cougar kitten traveled from central Idaho to Boston, where he will eventually make his new home at Zoo New England’s Stone Zoo. Photo Credit: Dayle Sullivan-Taylor Blue, a male kitten weighing five pounds, was found near Salmon,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at ZooBorns
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Audrey, a Masai Giraffe at the Santa Barbara Zoo, delivered her third calf in four years on November 13. The baby, a male, arrived less than two hours after keepers observed the onset of labor. Photo Credit: Santa Barbara Zoo... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at ZooBorns
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Denver Zoo welcomed the birth of an adorable, Asian Small-Clawed Otter on August 26. The male, named ‘Jilin’ (JEE-Lin) has been under the care of mother, ‘Asha’, and father, ‘Bugsy’. Photo Credits: Denver Zoo Zookeepers are giving the young pup... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2014 at ZooBorns
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A male Southern White Rhino was born at the Wilds, in Ohio, on November 12th. He is the first fifth-generation White Rhino, on record, to be born outside of Africa. Photo Credits: Grahm S. Jones/ Columbus Zoo and Aquarium The... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at ZooBorns
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Taronga Zoo, in Australia, is celebrating its first successful birth of a Ghost Bat pup in 15 years! Photo Credits: Vanessa Stebbings/ Taronga Zoo Born last month, the pup is the first for Taronga’s new breeding pair, ‘Celeste’ and ‘Nocturne’.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at ZooBorns
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In early September, ZooBorns introduced you to four new African Lion Cubs, at the Philadelphia Zoo. The cubs have now been joined by their father in the zoo’s First Niagara Big Cat Falls exhibit. Photo Credits: Philadelphia Zoo Gradual reintroductions... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at ZooBorns
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On Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 12 p.m. CT, Shedd Aquarium and Monterey Bay Aquarium will host a Google Hangout On Air session with the public to share the latest progress and information on rescued Sea Otter Pup 681. Photo Credits:... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at ZooBorns
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With four breeding pairs, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo has one of the most successful Red Panda breeding programs in the United States. But even strong programs experience challenges: Earlier this year, two Red Panda cubs – named Henry and Tink... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at ZooBorns
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Not much bigger than a Sharpie marker, a baby Greater Malayan Chevrotain was born at the Topeka Zoo on October 16. This fawn, born to parents Nabisco and Wilma, is the second ever born at the Topeka Zoo. Photo Credit:... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at ZooBorns
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Woodland Park Zoo’s triplet Lion cubs are doing what cubs are supposed to do: grow, play, and get cuter every day. The African Lion cubs, all males, were born at the zoo on October 24 to 5-year-old mother Adia and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2014 at ZooBorns
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On Monday, November 10, 2014, ‘Jovian’, an endangered Coquerel’s Sifaka Lemur and star of the popular children’s show “Zoboomafoo”, passed away. Today we are sharing pictures of Jovian from 1994, when he was a new zoo baby! Photo Credits: Duke... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at ZooBorns
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The Emperor Tamarins, at Belfast Zoo, are up and ready for “Movember”! The newest moustached member of the zoo, ‘Lucky’, was born on September 28th to mother, ‘Bella’ and father, ‘Alfie’. Photo Credits: Belfast Zoo “Movember” is an international campaign,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at ZooBorns
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A Red Panda Cub, at the Kansas City Zoo, recently made his public debut. Born June 17th, the five month old male, named ‘Fei Jai’ (fay-jay), has been behind the scenes since birth, staying close to mom, ‘Gaila’. Photo Credits:... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at ZooBorns
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ZooBorns has more news to share from Bioparque M’Bopicuá, in Uruguay. A litter of three Azara’s Agouti was born at the park on October 30th! Photo Credits: Photo Credits: Montes del Plata/Bioparque M’Bopicuá Azara’s Agouti (Dasyprocta azarae) is a South... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at ZooBorns
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A Margay, at Bioparque M’Bopicuá, in Uruguay, gave birth to a beautiful, healthy kitten on November 1st. Photo Credits: Montes del Plata/Bioparque M’Bopicuá The Margay is a small cat that’s native range extends from southern Mexico, through Central America and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at ZooBorns
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Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo welcomed their second Giraffe calf of 2014 when a female baby was born on October 19. Photo Credit: Taronga Western Plains Zoo The new calf is named Ajali, which means “destiny” in Swahili. Ajali’s... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2014 at ZooBorns
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It's true! Two False Gharials hatched at the Audubon Zoo in September are the first ever to hatch there and the first to hatch in captivity in the United States since 2009. Photo Credit: Audubon Zoo False Gharials are freshwater... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2014 at ZooBorns
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Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium recently announced that it had welcomed a five-week old orphaned Southern Sea Otter pup from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). Photo Credits: Shedd Aquarium / Brenna Hernandez The female pup arrived at Shedd on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at ZooBorns
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Cotswold Wildlife Park, in the UK, is celebrating their first Brazilian Tapir birth since 2006! The calf has been named ‘Lolita’ and was born to first-time parents, ‘Gomez’ and ‘Cali’. Photo Credits: Georgia Dicks-age 11 (photo 2); Cotswold Wildlife Park... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at ZooBorns
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Durrell Wildlife Park is home to ‘Sid’, a critically endangered Bali Starling. The series of pictures, taken by bird keeper Catherine Francescon while she and her colleagues have been busy rearing him, demonstrate a timeline of his growth. You can... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at ZooBorns