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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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A Black-footed Cat at Utah’s Hogle Zoo gave birth to a single kitten on August 23. Mom and kitten can now be seen on-exhibit in the Zoo’s Small Animal Building. Although the kitten has had several veterinarian check-ups since birth,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at ZooBorns
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A pair of Asian Small-clawed Otters at the Santa Barbara Zoo produced their first litter of pups. Three healthy offspring were born in a nesting box in their holding area on October 7. As in the wild, Otter parents prefer... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at ZooBorns
According to the official assessment and report by the IUCN, the Thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus) is classified as "Extinct". The IUCN Red List provides this justification for the assessment: "The last known Thylacine died in Hobart Zoo in 1936. Despite numerous, including contemporary, reports of its existence, and several organised searches (e.g. Smith 1980; see SEWPaC 2012), there has been no irrefutable evidence of its survival."
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Taronga Western Plains Zoo is pleased to announce the arrival of two healthy litters of Tasmanian Devil joeys! According to keepers, this is one of the most successful years to date for the Zoo’s Tasmanian Devil conservation breeding program. The... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at ZooBorns
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The Wilds welcomed a female Southern White Rhinoceros calf born in the pasture during the afternoon of October 5. The calf is the second fifth-generation White Rhino to be born outside of Africa (both fifth-generation calves were born at The... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at ZooBorns
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After spending months tucked away with their mother, two Cheetah cubs born at Basel Zoo can now be seen by zoo visitors. The cubs have been named Opuwo and Onysha. Born on July 18 to first-time mother Novi and father... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at ZooBorns
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On July 21, two Binturongs at Tierpark Berlin became proud parents. Vincent and Fiona welcomed four offspring when sixteen-year-old Fiona gave birth to two females and two males. The four fluffy siblings have been tucked away with their mother since... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2017 at ZooBorns
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The two Jaguar cubs born at ARTIS Zoo on June 28 recently explored their outdoor exhibit. Zoo visitors can now see the male and female on a regular basis, putting to practice their natural stalking abilities and big-cat skills. The... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at ZooBorns
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Zoo Knoxville has successfully hatched two female Bali Mynahs as part of a collaborative effort of accredited zoos to save them from extinction. The two females hatched to parents Zane and Kadek, both of whom arrived at Zoo Knoxville as... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2017 at ZooBorns
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A baby Gelada has made its public debut at the Bronx Zoo. The Bronx Zoo is the only zoo in the U.S. that breeds the Gelada and is one of only two that exhibit the species. The newest baby was... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2017 at ZooBorns
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A stranded Beluga Whale calf, struggling to survive on its own, was rescued from Cook Inlet, Alaska on Saturday, September 30. The male calf is undergoing intensive around-the-clock care at the Alaska SeaLife Center with the help of Marine Mammal... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at ZooBorns
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Three adorable, orphaned female Cougar cubs now reside at the Toledo Zoo and Aquarium, in Ohio. The cubs were all born in Washington state. The state of Washington’s Department of Fish and Wildlife reached out to the Association of Zoos... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at ZooBorns
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Because the turtle has red eyes, this would indicate albinism, which is caused by a lack of melanin pigment. With no melanin, which provides coloration in various parts of the eye, the red blood cells in the retina show through. In leucism, animals typically have normal eye color but have partial loss of melanin and other pigments, such as xanthin. Without being able to track down the original source of this material from 7 years ago, we have to assume the turtle is albino based on the red eyes. Thanks for reading ZooBorns!
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Three colorful Chameleons, so tiny they each fit on the end of a finger, have hatched at Chester Zoo. This is the first time the zoo has successfully bred the species, known as Cameroon Two-horned Mountain Chameleons. The first in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2017 at ZooBorns
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Two endangered Grevy’s Zebra foals were born this September at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. Female foal, Katie, was born to first-time mum Nafisa on September 10 and seemed delighted when a playmate joined her nine days later. Male foal, Kito, was... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at ZooBorns
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Zoo Ostrava welcomed a female Mongoose Lemur baby on April 5. The six-month-old is not only the first of her kind born at the Zoo; she is also the first-born in any Czech or Slovakian facility. The total population of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at ZooBorns
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Sedgwick County Zoo currently has two tiny Carrot-tail Viper Gecko hatchlings. The Zoo reports there are several more eggs incubating, and if all goes well, they expect two geckos to hatch every couple of weeks. Photo Credits: Sedgwick County Zoo... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2017 at ZooBorns
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The Denver Zoo welcomed the birth of two, male Red Panda cubs on August 27. The brothers, who don't have names yet, have been quietly spending time behind the scenes with their mother, Faith, in a nest box. Keepers say... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2017 at ZooBorns
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The Duke Lemur Center recently welcomed an endangered baby Aye-aye. The female is the first Aye-aye born at the Duke Lemur Center in six years, and she is one of only 24 of her kind in the United States. Third-time... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2017 at ZooBorns
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When Woodland Park Zoo keepers opened the door allowing Aibek, a 2-month-old Snow Leopard, to leave the maternity den for the first time, the cub zipped outside so fast that he beat his mom into the outdoor habitat. Photo Credit:... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2017 at ZooBorns
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Australia’s National Zoo & Aquarium Canberra is celebrating the arrival of three Meerkat pups, the first ever to be displayed at the zoo. Weighing just over five ounces each, the tiny triplets were born August 21 and emerged from their... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2017 at ZooBorns
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The San Diego Zoo welcomed a newborn Hippopotamus calf to its Lost Forest habitat on September 22. The curious baby is reported to be healthy and is staying close to mother, Funani. This is the 12th calf born to Funani... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2017 at ZooBorns
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After a five-year hiatus, Cheetah Conservation Station keepers at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo are celebrating a baby boom of critically endangered Dama Gazelles. A male calf was born in an off-exhibit enclosure on August 30 to ten-year-old mother, Adara. The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2017 at ZooBorns
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A two-month-old Eastern Black Rhino calf was filmed trying to get the attention of his mum in the most adorable way at Chester Zoo recently. The footage of baby Ike playfully jumping on mum, Zuri, was released just ahead of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2017 at ZooBorns