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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 Meerkat mob at Florida's Brevard Zoo is growing! The alpha male and female, Jasper and Kiki, have a new litter of pups, born about a month ago. But they've stayed mostly underground so far, and zoo officials aren't sure... Continue reading
Posted 11 minutes ago at ZooBorns
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Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo has welcomed four North American River Otter pups, born on February 15. The babies had their first exam by the zoo's veterinarian on April 17, revealing the sex and general health of the otters. The pups are... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at ZooBorns
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Two Ring-tailed Lemurs at the United Kingdom’s Woburn Safari Park gave birth to three babies in March! Both Koko, who delivered a single baby, and Krinidy, who gave birth to twins, are first-time mothers. All three babies are fathered by... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at ZooBorns
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With only 3,000 Chacoan Peccaries remaining in the wild, each birth is important. That’s why Fresno Chaffee Zoo is celebrating the arrival of a Chacoan Peccary on March 28. Photo Credit: Fresno Chaffee Zoo The baby’s gender and weight won’t... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at ZooBorns
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Staff at the Monterey Bay Aquarium are raising three Snowy Plover chicks, an Endangered species. The aquarium's experienced rehabilitators believe these little guys have an excellent chance of being successfully re-released back into the wild. Some well-meaning beachgoers brought two... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at ZooBorns
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Here’s a sure sign of spring from Zoo Basel in Switzerland: eight colorful Silkie chickens have hatched and are now cheeping and pecking away. The colourful little balls of fluff are exploring their surroundings and pecking at anything that looks... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at ZooBorns
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The first Humboldt Penguin chicks of 2014 have hatched at Chester Zoo in England. With the first chick hatched and healthy, the only real headache for keepers was what to call their new charge – and the others due to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2014 at ZooBorns
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The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens has announced the birth of a healthy Takin! She was born on February 12 and can now be seen on exhibit. Related to sheep, Takin are a goat-antelope found in the eastern Himalayas.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at ZooBorns
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Three new chicks have joined the Oregon Zoo’s Humboldt Penguin colony! Visitors can look for the young penguins this summer, once the chicks fledge and begin to explore the rugged terrain of the zoo’s penguinarium, which simulates the endangered birds’... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at ZooBorns
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Four Lion cubs born on March 6 at Zoo Miami were viewed in person for the first time last week after spending more than a month in the den with their mother. Photo Credit: Ivy Brower Until now, zoo keepers... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2014 at ZooBorns
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After a 10-year wait, keepers at Australia’s Taronga Western Plains Zoo are thrilled with the birth of two male Oriental Small-clawed Otter pups on January 24. Photo Credit: Taronga Zoo This is the first offspring for the mother, Emiko, and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2014 at ZooBorns
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A Somali Wild Ass has been born at Zoo Basel in Switzerland! The foal, named Lakisha, was born quickly and easily on March 27. Zoo Basel is a world leader in the conservation of this Critically Endangered species: Lakisha is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2014 at ZooBorns
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Secret World Wildlife Rescue Center, a wildlife rehabilitation center in South West England, is busy taking care of spring's first badger cubs. The four rescued cubs were all found orphaned or abandoned, but they're in good hands now. The first... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at ZooBorns
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The Tulsa Zoo is proud to announce the birth of a Jaguar cub, marking the third Jaguar birth at the zoo. This new addition was born on March 26 to mom, Ixchel, and dad, Bebeto. This is the second successful... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at ZooBorns
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Thanks to inter-agency cooperation, two rescued Eurasian Otter pups are getting the emergency care they need at Taipei Zoo in Taiwan. The abandoned pups arrived recently from Kinmen National Park and are being bottle-fed around the clock by staff at... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at ZooBorns
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In early March, Zoo Krefeld in Germany welcomed a litter of two Agoutis! Normally they would have liked to see the mother raise both babies, but she was not able to provide enough milk for both. One baby has stayed... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at ZooBorns
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A rescued Ring-tailed Lemur gave birth to twins at Great Britain’s Longleat Safari & Adventure Park. The twins, who were born on March 25 and have yet to be named, have already enjoyed a classic Lemur pastime – sunbathing! Photo... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2014 at ZooBorns
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The Denver Zoo welcomed the first Steller’s Sea Eagle chick to be successfully reared at the zoo. Because only a few United States zoos exhibit or breed these raptors, the chick’s hatching is a rare event in the U.S. The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2014 at ZooBorns
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Four Asian Small-clawed Otter pups born at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo in January have finally taken their first steps outdoors – despite the protests of their overprotective dad, Guntur. The four pups—three females and one male—have had only a few... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2014 at ZooBorns
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The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio has welcomed three Humboldt Penguins to the zoo’s Shores region. The chicks hatched in March and are three of over 20 Humboldt Penguins to hatch at the zoo since 1996. Although animal care... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at ZooBorns
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Last April, Five Sisters Zoo in Scotland was damaged by a terrible fire that not only destroyed their tropical house and 48 different species of small mammals and reptiles, but also the indoor meerkat house, killing 11 members of their... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at ZooBorns
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Zoo Miami has announced their first successful births of highly endangered Clouded Leopards. The two female kittens were born on March 13 and have been secluded in a den with their mother since then to avoid any external stress and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at ZooBorns
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Great news: two Asian Small-clawed Otter pups were born at Auckland Zoo in New Zealand! The parents are resident otters Jeta and Juno. Because Jeta is a first-time mother, keepers have been carefully making sure that they have as much... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at ZooBorns
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Dedicated keepers at Paignton Zoo in England are caring for a rare baby that weighed little more than a CD at birth. The Pygmy Slow Loris – which weighed just 22 grams when it was born - was one of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at ZooBorns
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Two separate litters of North American River Otters were born at the Buffalo Zoo in early March – the first Otters ever born at the zoo. Photo Credit: Melissa King Nine-year-old sisters Daisy and Ellie are first-time mothers. The father... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2014 at ZooBorns