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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 rare Scottish Wildcat has been born at Chester Zoo. The female kitten is part of a breeding programme that is striving to save Britain’s rarest mammal from extinction. As few as 100 Wildcats – also known as the ‘Highland... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at ZooBorns
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On the morning of November 27, zoo keepers arrived at Zoo Sauvage and heard the strong cries of a newborn cub coming from the Polar Bear den. Female Aisaqvak had given birth to a cub. No Polar Bear had raised... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at ZooBorns
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Oakland Zoo is celebrating its newest addition to the Hamadryas Baboon troop, which is now three generations strong. Adult female Mocha gave birth to a baby boy, named Mousa, on November 3. Mousa is Mocha’s first baby and she is... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at ZooBorns
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Zoo de La Palmyre announced the arrival of a De Brazza’s Monkey baby. According to representatives from the French zoo, the one-month-old newborn is reportedly doing well and has started to eat solid food, though it is still suckling. Among... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at ZooBorns
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A 37-year-old Siamang, named Eloise, was recently photographed holding her infant after giving birth on exhibit, as volunteers and guests looked on, providing the San Diego Zoo with its first Siamang infant in more than 12 years. Eloise and 35-year-old... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Four-month-old Red Panda kits, Pokhara and Shimla, have begun to venture outside and try out their newfound climbing skills at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Highland Wildlife Park. Born in July, the brothers first began spending time outside their... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Belfast Zoo is celebrating the birth of endangered twin Red Panda cubs! The pair was born to parents, Chris and Vixen. Chris arrived at Belfast Zoo, from Beekse Bergen Safari Park in the Netherlands, in 2013. As part of a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2018 at ZooBorns
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ZooTampa at Lowry Park has been celebrating the births of seven rare African Painted Dog pups. The multi-colored pups are the first of this endangered African species to be born at the Zoo. They also are the first pups born... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2018 at ZooBorns
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These Perth Zoo Veterinarians have a lot to be thankful for! They are giving this tiny baby Meerkat Kit a clean bill of health. This is no ordinary Meerkat kit, however. He's just returned to the Zoo via police escort... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Brevard Zoo greeted a new furry face on October 17 when Linnaeus’s Two-toed Sloth Tango gave birth. The as-yet-unnamed newborn, who is the first Sloth born at the Zoo, will be hand-raised because Tango showed no interest in her new... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Two babies in one year might be a handful for most mothers. But ZSL London Zoo’s Tamandua Ria has plenty of help with her latest offspring, because her firstborn Poco literally shares the load. Since the new pup’s birth in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Zookeeper, Geraldine Murphy, has had her hands full over the last few weeks as she has been hand-rearing the first ever Chilean Flamingos to hatch at Belfast Zoo! Belfast Zoo has been home to flamingos since the zoo first opened... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Two young Elephant calves at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park enjoyed a high-spirited play session recently. Three-month-old male calf, Umzula-zuli (known as “Zuli”), and almost two-month-old female calf, Mkhaya (called “Kaia”), engaged in some friendly sparring, pushing, climbing, and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Capron Park Zoo, in Attleboro, Massachusetts, welcomed a baby Hoffmann’s Two-toed Sloth on August 24. Photo Credits: Dan Dibattista Because the little sloth sticks close to mom, veterinarians still don’t know the sex, but they report that the baby is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2018 at ZooBorns
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It’s spring in Australia, and the Healesville Sanctuary finally got a look at a baby Koala that is just beginning to explore outside of mom’s pouch. Photo Credit: Healesville Sanctuary Born the size of a jelly bean to first-time parents... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2018 at ZooBorns
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When a Nyala named Xolani went into labor with her first calf, keepers at Auckland Zoo were thrilled with the opportunity to witness the event – Nyala usually give birth overnight, when no one is there to watch. As the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Halloween was extra “egg-citing” at the San Antonio Zoo when four Komodo Dragons hatched, making them the second largest, successful clutch of their kind to hatch at the zoo. Laid in the spring by 14-year old mom, Tiga, the baby... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2018 at ZooBorns
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On October 1st, staff at Africa Alive!, in Kessingland, Suffolk, UK, were overjoyed to find a very welcome addition to the park’s growing family of King Colobus Monkeys. At birth, Colobus Monkeys are covered in white fur that is gradually... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Five Henkel’s Leaf-tailed Geckos (Uroplatus henkeli) have arrived at Lincoln Park Zoo – the first-ever successful hatch at the zoo for this rare Lizard species. The hatchlings will be on exhibit at Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House in the coming weeks.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2018 at ZooBorns
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ZooParc de Beauval announced that Sheila, one of its three female Gorillas, gave birth to a baby on October 27 in full view of zoo visitors. The infant is the first Great Ape born in France this year. Photo Credit:... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2018 at ZooBorns
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The Wellington Zoo welcomed an extra large litter of Capybara pups on October 25. First-time mother Iapa delivered seven pups - the normal litter size is three to four pups, but the litter size can range from one to eight.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Cotswold Wildlife Park is home to a diverse collection of over 1,500 animals from 250 different species. This includes the Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris), a giant rodent species from South America that is probably best described by zoologist, Desmond Morris, as... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Brevard Zoo welcomed a newborn Masai Giraffe on October 19. The little one, a male, was born six feet tall and weighed 158 pounds. The as-yet-unnamed calf arrived around 5:15 a.m., entering the world feet-first. He is the ninth offspring... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2018 at ZooBorns
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A Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra has been born at Marwell Zoo in Hampshire, UK. The first time mother, Dorotka, who is genetically very important to the European population, gave birth to the foal in the early hours of October 21. Keepers... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2018 at ZooBorns
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Two non-related Mountain Lion cubs are being cared for at Oakland Zoo’s veterinary hospital. In recent weeks, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) rescued the cubs separately. The male and female cubs, both approximately 9-10 weeks of age, are... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2018 at ZooBorns