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Each year, Marwell Wildlife, which owns and operates Marwell Zoo, keeps watch on Barn Owl nests on the lands surrounding the zoo. So far this summer, they’ve discovered six healthy chicks on the property. The six fluffy Owlets come from... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2019 at ZooBorns
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The Shedd Aquarium welcomed two orphaned Southern Sea Otter pups that were rescued by the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The pups, temporarily referred to as Pups 870 and 872, will remain behind the scenes for a few months as they reach... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2019 at ZooBorns
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Taronga Western Plains Zoo welcomed four Oriental Small-clawed Otter pups on May 1. The pups have been tucked away in their den since birth, but have recently started to emerge for short periods, giving zoo guests a sneak peek of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2019 at ZooBorns
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Photo credit: Maria Simmons Two Humboldt Penguin chicks hatched at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo on May 1 and May 4. The chicks made their public debut in early June. The chicks are both males and are named Peru and Lima... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2019 at ZooBorns
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The pitter patter of tiny flippers is being heard at the National Sea Life Centre in the United Kingdom as the staff celebrates the hatching of a Gentoo Penguin. The chick was named Flash due to its speedy arrival just... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2019 at ZooBorns
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Baby Giraffe Hasani was born with rear leg abnormalities that prompted Woodland Park Zoo staff to fit him with custom-made shoes to improve his condition. A few weeks later, he upgraded to newer shoes and went outdoors for the first... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2019 at ZooBorns
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Three orphaned Mountain Lion cubs arrived at their new home at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in late May after being found alone in a den in Washington state. The two sisters and their brother were estimated to be about six weeks... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2019 at ZooBorns
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A litter of six African Wild Dog pups born on April 24 at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens got their first well-baby exam in late May and were proclaimed healthy and thriving. Photo Credit: The Living Desert Zoo and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2019 at ZooBorns
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The Virginia Zoo welcomed a 141-pound, six-foot-tall female Masai Giraffe calf on May 20, 2019. This is the sixth calf to be born to mom Imara and seventh for dad Billy. Photo Credit: Virginia Zoo The calf was standing within... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2019 at ZooBorns
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A baby Giraffe born May 2 at Woodland Park Zoo reached three milestones in the past two weeks: he was given a name, got new shoes, and went outdoors for the first time. The little Giraffe will be called Hasani,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2019 at ZooBorns
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Eight young Tarantulas, or “Spiderlings,” were brought to Brevard Zoo after being confiscated from an importer by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The small Spiders, which are each about the size of a quarter, include four Brazilian Whiteknee Tarantulas... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2019 at ZooBorns
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After waiting four months for its new Sloth Bear cub to emerge from the den, staff at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo gave the cub its first checkup. They learned that the cub is a female! Photo Credit: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2019 at ZooBorns
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On May 12, Bioparc Valencia announced a rare birth: a baby Aardvark was born! The baby joins a family of mom, dad, and two siblings. For now, mom and baby have private living quarters so they can properly bond and... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2019 at ZooBorns
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Marwell Zoo is celebrating the arrival of an endangered Okapi calf - and it's a girl! Te female calf has been named Niari, which means 'rare' in an African language. It is also the name of a region within the... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2019 at ZooBorns
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With the Midwest in the grip of a brutal winter, the Kansas City Zoo has welcomed two King Penguin chicks. Photo Credit: Kansas City Zoo The first chick hatched on January 13 during a blizzard and was given the name... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2019 at ZooBorns
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Photo Credit: The Toronto Zoo A pair of Red River Hogs was born at The Toronto Zoo on February 17, and the zoo announced their arrival on National Pig Day, March 1. The two hoglets were born to mom Tisa... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2019 at ZooBorns
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Using a tiny high-resolution camera, zoo keeper Theo Kruse filmed two little Sri Lankan Leopard cubs playing and nursing from their mother in the family’s private maternity den at Burgers’ Zoo in The Netherlands. The footage shows the two-month-old cubs,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2018 at ZooBorns
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A 2-year-old Mountain Goat, Bluebelle, gave birth Saturday, June 16, to a female kid at Woodland Park Zoo. The last birth of a Mountain Goat at the zoo was in 1995. The zoo’s animal health staff performed a neonatal exam... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Zoo Miami celebrated the birth of a critically endangered Somali Wild Ass on June 16. The foal was born to 10-year-old dad Hakim and 13-year-old mom Stella. The unnamed foal, the 8th born at Zoo Miami, is now in the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2018 at ZooBorns
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The Brookfield Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of two male Amur Leopard cubs. Born on April 18, the now 8 and 9 pound, two-month-old cubs are doing well and bonding with their mom, Lisa, behind the scenes. It... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Zookeepers at Chester Zoo have revealed the name of a rare baby Rhino born on May 3. Meet Akeno, the Greater One-horned Rhinoceros calf – only the second of his kind to ever be born at the zoo. The name... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2018 at ZooBorns
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The Milwaukee County Zoo is proud to announce that a Reticulated Giraffe was born on May 15. The female calf arrived in the early evening to mom Marlee. This marks the second offspring for Marlee and the fourth for Bahatika,... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2018 at ZooBorns
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With fewer than 100 individuals remaining in the wild, Amur Leopards are the world’s rarest big Cats. That’s why the birth of two cubs at Zoo Vienna Schönbrunn is cause for celebration. Photo Credits: Daniel Zupanc Fotographie and Norbert Potensky... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2018 at ZooBorns
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The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium welcomed two rehabilitating Manatees on April 24. The two new additions, one male and one female, became the 28th and 29th Manatees to be rehabilitated at the Columbus Zoo since the zoo’s involvement in the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2018 at ZooBorns
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A rare Fishing Cat kitten is being hand-reared after he was born by cesarean delivery at Oklahoma City Zoo. The baby was born on March 31 after his mother, Miri, surpassed her expected due date. The gestation period for Fishing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2018 at ZooBorns