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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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Ellen Trout Zoo, in Texas, recently announced the birth of a male Jaguar cub. The cub was born August 20 to 9-year-old mom, Seraphina, and 3-year-old dad, Kabah. The little boy has been named Balam (Mayan word for jaguar). Photo... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at ZooBorns
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At almost three months old, the Northern Lynx triplets, at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park in Scotland, spent their first few weeks huddled together in the warmth of various dens with their mother, but they are now bravely venturing out to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at ZooBorns
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Since so many of you loved our story about Zoological Center Tel Aviv-Ramat Gan's Sand Cat kittens yesterday, we couldn't resist sharing new pictures we received this morning. The more recent images show the kittens a bit older and with... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at ZooBorns
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Rotem is a rare Sand Cat, and she lives at the Zoological Center Tel Aviv-Ramat Gan. After her partner, Sela, died about a year ago, keepers began searching for a young male Sand Cat who could take Sela's place. After... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at ZooBorns
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A rare Red Panda cub has been born at Longleat Safari & Adventure Park, in the UK, after keepers launched an international “lonely-hearts ad” to find a mate for the cub's father. It’s the first time the famous Wiltshire safari... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at ZooBorns
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Giant Panda Mei Xiang (may-SHONG) gave birth to twins at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo on August 22. The panda team witnessed the first cub’s birth at 5:35 pm. A second cub was born at 10:07pm. Photo Credits: Smithsonian's National Zoo... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at ZooBorns
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A baby Two-toed Sloth at the London Zoo has two special friends: a zoo keeper and a stuffed toy Sloth to cuddle with. Photo Credit: ZSL London Zoo The baby, born in June to second-time parents Marilyn and Leander, needed... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at ZooBorns
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These Black-footed Ferret kits born in 2015 are more than cute -- they represent a breakthrough for this critically endangered species that could benefit rare animals around the world. Photo Credit: Mehgan Murphy, Smithsonian's National Zoo In 1981, scientists found... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at ZooBorns
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In June, keepers at Zoo Osnabrück, in Germany, made the observation that their Snowy Owl was no longer attempting to incubate the three eggs she laid in her nest. Staff removed the eggs, and an incubator took over the work,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at ZooBorns
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Five critically endangered Cuban Crocodiles recently hatched, at the Reptile Discovery Center of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, between July 29 and Aug. 7. Dorothy, a 57-year-old genetically valuable crocodile, laid the eggs. The hatchlings are less than a foot long,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at ZooBorns
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Four baby Rock Hyraxes have been born at Chester Zoo, in the UK. The tiny quartet arrived on July 25, after a seven-month gestation, weighing just a few ounces. Photo Credits: Chester Zoo As soon as Rock Hyrax babies are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at ZooBorns
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Two tiny Brush-tailed Rock-Wallaby joeys have emerged from their mother's pouches at Taronga Zoo, continuing its successful breeding program for the endangered species. Photo Credits: Paul Fahy / Taronga Zoo A female joey has started peeking out from mother Mica’s... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at ZooBorns
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Burgers’ Zoo, in the Netherlands, recently welcomed a new Aardvark cub! The healthy baby was born the end of July and has been carefully monitored by zookeepers. Burgers’ Zoo, under the authority of the EAZA, manages the European breeding program... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at ZooBorns
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A boisterous, squeaky River Otter pup — orphaned last month near Oakridge, Oregon, and now living at the Oregon Zoo — has a name. The 4-month-old will be called Little Pudding, named for a tributary of Oregon’s Pudding River. Photo... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2015 at ZooBorns
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Two Red Panda cubs were born this spring at Austria’s Zoo Salzberg, the first birth of this species at the zoo in more than 13 years. Photo Credit: Zoo Salzberg The cubs were born to parents Banja and Eros, but... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2015 at ZooBorns
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Lincoln Park Zoo, in Chicago, Illinois, has announced a new arrival. A Hoffmann’s Two-Toed Sloth was born on July 25, at the zoo’s Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House! The sloth infant joins its 21-year-old mother, Hersey, and 32-year-old father, Carlos, on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2015 at ZooBorns
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Three African Lion cubs are the “pride” of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, in Colorado Springs, Colorado! The two boys and their sister were born June 25 to mom, Lomela, and dad, Abuto. The Zoo recently held a naming contest, for the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at ZooBorns
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For the first time in Zoo Liberec’s history, they have succeeded in breeding Red Pandas! A pair of young pandas was born, on June 28, at the Czech Republic zoo. The brother and sister are the offspring of mom, Lotus,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at ZooBorns
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Three new, curious Meerkat pups recently emerged from their burrow, at Zoo Brno, in the Czech Republic. The trio was born about a month ago, and this was the first time mom allowed them to venture out of the den.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at ZooBorns
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The baby Bornean Orangutan, at Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison, Wisconsin, has reached an important milestone in her growth and development. She recently turned 100 days old! Henry Vilas Zoo excitedly announced the infant’s birth on April 9. The healthy... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at ZooBorns
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The latest addition to the Albuquerque BioPark zoo is a male Reticulated Giraffe, born overnight July 16-17. The baby's mother, June, is very experienced with newborns, as this is her tenth calf. Photo Credit: Albuquerque BioPark June is 21 years... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2015 at ZooBorns
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The first Lear’s Macaw to hatch in captivity in Latin America popped out of its egg on April 13 at Brazil’s São Paulo Zoo. These photos show the chick’s growth from hatching to age three months. Photo Credit: Sao Paulo... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2015 at ZooBorns
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A rare, baby Giant Anteater has been born at Longleat Safari & Adventure Park, in the UK! The endangered South American mammal, named Julie-Poppet, was born in early July. She is only the third Giant Anteater to be born at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2015 at ZooBorns
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Zoo Miami is celebrating the birth of a critically endangered Somali Wild Ass. The male foal arrived July 23 and is the 5th of his kind born at Zoo Miami. New mom is 17-year-old Lisha. The new baby is healthy... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2015 at ZooBorns
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The Virginia Zoo is proud to announce the birth of a baby Masai Giraffe on July 23. The yet-to-be-named male calf was born to five-time mother Imara and father Billy. At birth, the calf weighed in at 152 pounds and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2015 at ZooBorns