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On November 5, the Santa Barbara Zoo ’s African lion, Felicia, gave birth to her first cub, a female named Pauline. Pauline is a meaningful family name selected by her Premier Foster Feeder sponsors, the Mozilo family. The Mozilos also... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2020 at ZooBorns
Over the last few days, Zoo Zurich has reported the emergence of a Koala Joey. While it’s showing a keen interest in snacking on Eucalyptus, it still needs its mother’s milk to survive. Believe it or not, the joey is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2020 at ZooBorns
With its white stripes and spots, unmistakable nose, and affinity to play in the water, there's not much is cuter than a baby tapir. The @Minnesota Zoo is excited to announce a baby Malayan tapir will be making his debut... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2020 at ZooBorns
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Bailey, an 8-year-old reticulated giraffe at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, welcomed her very first calf to the herd at 11:37 a.m. yesterday, September 28. Bailey and the female giraffe calf are doing well. Following Cheyenne Mountain Zoo tradition, the calf will... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2020 at ZooBorns
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Taronga Zoo Sydney is proud to announce the birth of a very cute, very playful Australian sea-lion pup who made her first splash today at Taronga’s Seal Bay and is calling on the public to help name the new arrival.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2020 at ZooBorns
In honor of World Rhino Day, we're throwing it back to Thursday 5th March 2020 in the morning, when an almost two month old square-lipped rhino calf encountered giraffes, zebras and antelopes for the very first time at Royal Burgers'... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2020 at ZooBorns
A baby gorilla has been born, helping to secure the future of this critically endangered species. The tiny western lowland gorilla arrived in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday, August 19) in the Gorilla House at the Zoo. Nine-year-old... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2020 at ZooBorns
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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