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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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Photos 1, 3, and 4 by David Haring. Photo 2 by Sara Clark. Meet Melisandre, a rare baby aye-aye born at the Duke Lemur Center on August 13, 2019! The daughter of 23-year-old Ardrey and 9-year-old Grendel, “Mel” is one... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2019 at ZooBorns
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Photo/Video credit: Ron Magill On Wednesday, September 25th, a Caribbean flamingo hatched at Zoo Miami! This is the first hatching of this iconic species since 2011 and is the first time that a chick has hatched since the flock was... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2019 at ZooBorns
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Photo Credits: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is proud to announce the birth of two Snow Leopard cubs on May 22. When they were one month old, the male and female cubs weighed just over... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2019 at ZooBorns
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Behind the scenes in the Panda Garden at Zoo Berlin, first-time Giant Panda mom Meng Meng snuggles her tiny newborns into the warm, soft fur of her face. On August 31, Berlin’s Panda population doubled as Germany welcomed its first-ever... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2019 at ZooBorns
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Two baby Madagascar Giant Day Geckos (Phelsuma grandis) hatched last month from eggs laid by adults currently living in the rainforest habitat at the Tennessee Aquarium. Photo Credit: Tennessee Aquarium In spite of their name, the babies are only a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2019 at ZooBorns
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Chester Zoo’s two Red Panda cubs have been revealed as a boy and a girl, during their first ever health check-up. The precious twelve-week-old twins, classed by conservationists as endangered in the wild, were born on June 22 to mum,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2019 at ZooBorns
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The Wilds, in Cumberland, OH, proudly welcomed a Greater One-horned Rhinoceros calf on August 24. The female calf is receiving excellent care from her mother and is the eighth Greater One-horned Rhino to be born at The Wilds. The birth... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2019 at ZooBorns
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Taronga Western Plains Zoo has welcomed a female White Rhino calf! The calf was born, behind-the-scenes, in the early hours of August 18 to mother, Mopani, at 16 months gestation. The new baby weighed in at 74kgs. “The calf required... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2019 at ZooBorns
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Staff at Paradise Park are thrilled at the hatching of their first Caribbean Flamingo chick! Director Alison Hales commented, “We love our flamingo group, and were delighted when two eggs were laid this summer. However one egg was infertile and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2019 at ZooBorns
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The Alpine Ibex enclosure at Hellabrunn Zoo gained two new members…Trapattoni and Theo. Born in late May and June, the two kids are said to be enthusiastically exploring the rocky terrain in their exhibit. Photo Credits: Tierpark Hellabrunn / Daniela... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2019 at ZooBorns
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Woburn Safari Park announced the arrival of two African Lion cubs, which were born to parents Zuri and Joco in late July. The cubs spend most of their time in the den with their mother but are expected to move... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2019 at ZooBorns
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The Virginia Zoo announced the birth of triplet Red Panda cubs to Masu, a three-year-old female, and four-year-old dad Timur. The three cubs, two males and one female, were born off-exhibit at the Zoo’s Animal Wellness Campus on June 18,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2019 at ZooBorns
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On August 15, a White Rhinoceros calf was born at Royal Burgers’ Zoo. According to keepers, the young bull calf is in good health. Since 2002, the Arnhem zoo has been remarkably successful at breeding Rhinoceros: as many as ten... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2019 at ZooBorns
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It’s three times the cuteness at the Kansas City Zoo’s ‘Tiger Trail’. Red Panda parents, Randy and Kate, welcomed three cubs on July 11. According to the zoo, the youngsters will stay in the nest box for a few months,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2019 at ZooBorns
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The Bison herd at Wildlife Safari Park in Ashland, Nebraska grew this summer. A calf was born on May 27 and visitors can now see the auburn-colored calf roaming the ‘Bison Plains’ with mom and the herd. Bison calves turn... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2019 at ZooBorns
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For the first time in Woodland Park Zoo’s 119-year history, a pair of White-naped Cranes successfully hatched. The chicks emerged July 9 and 10 and are the first offspring for 8-year-old mom, Laura, and 9-year-old dad, Cal. The sex of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2019 at ZooBorns
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The Milwaukee County Zoo proudly announced details of a Reticulated Giraffe birth on July 13. The new youngster marks the third giraffe calf born at the Zoo in the last three years. The male was born to mom, Ziggy, and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2019 at ZooBorns
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The Milwaukee County Zoo announced the birth of a female Red Panda cub. The new cub, named Kiki, was born June 7 to mother, Dr. Erin Curry, and father, Dash. This is the pair’s second cub; she is part of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2019 at ZooBorns
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The Milwaukee County Zoo announced the birth of a male Bactrian Camel on June 7. The calf, named Jethro, was born to parents Addie-Jean (better known as A.J.) and Stan. Mother, A.J., is 7-years-old, and father, Stan, is 6-years-old. This... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2019 at ZooBorns
As of 2008, the White-handed Gibbon (Hylobates lar) was classified as "Endangered" by the IUCN. Please see their website for more info: https://www.iucnredlist.org
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River Safari welcomed its fourth Giant Anteater on July 17, bringing the park’s current collection of the threatened species to four. As Iapura is an experienced mother having given birth to her previous pup, Leona, on March 3, 2018, she... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2019 at ZooBorns
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An African Fur Seal born on June 17 at Poland’s Zoo Wrocław is already charming zoo guests and her care team with her winning personality. The pup was named Zuri by her fans on social media. The name comes from... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2019 at ZooBorns
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More than 150 rare caterpillars hatched at Chester Zoo are now destined for release into the wild in parts of England, where they have been extinct for a century. Photo Credit: Chester Zoo Conservationists at the zoo have been using... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2019 at ZooBorns
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A Grey Crowned-crane, which hatched at the National Aviary on July 27, made its public debut last week. The fluffy chick strutted around the historic National Aviary Rose Garden for visitors, stretching its long legs during one of its multiple... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2019 at ZooBorns
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Nashville Zoo is pleased to announce the successful hatching of a Chilean Flamingo. The Flamingo egg came from Memphis Zoo on July 16 and had been kept in an incubator to develop until it hatched in the early morning hours... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2019 at ZooBorns