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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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Already squeaking and stamping their feet when just a few days old, twin Porcupettes were surprise arrivals at Cotswold Wildlife Park. The baby Cape Porcupines, both males, stay close to mom Hannah and dad Prickles and have begun to show... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at ZooBorns
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Keepers at Chester Zoo are celebrating the birth of the zoo’s first Dusky Pademelon – a small cousin of the Kangaroo from Indonesia. Photo Credit: Chester Zoo The joey has just started to peek out from the pouch of first-time... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at ZooBorns
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The Virginia Zoo kicked off Spring with two new babies! A Bongo calf and a Porcupette were born recently, and both will soon be seen on exhibit. A Crested Porcupine baby, or 'porcupette', was born to parents, Wilma and Flapjack,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at ZooBorns
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After what felt like an eternity for the Denver Zoo, their long-awaited Linne’s Two-toed Sloth baby finally arrived on April 11. The new baby, whose name and sex are yet to be determined, has been deemed “very healthy” by the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at ZooBorns
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Newquay Zoo recently welcomed the arrival of a new Nyala. The calf was born to parents, Ayra and Arnold. John Meek, Newquay Zoo Curator of Animals, said, “We are thrilled that our successful breeding of this handsome antelope continues. Our... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at ZooBorns
Hi Leonnie, I'm not sure what copyright law says about using images for painting reference, but I'd suggest you ask Dickerson Park Zoo for permission here. Thanks, Chris
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Five endangered Ring-tailed Lemur babies - including two sets of twins - and the zoo’s first-ever baby Black Lemur, a species which is Vulnerable to Extinction in the wild in Madagascar, are the latest arrivals at Chester Zoo. Born between... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at ZooBorns
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The staff at South Africa’s Cango Wildlife Ranch is celebrating the hatching of four critically endangered Radiated Tortoises. Known as one of the world’s most beautiful Tortoise species, Radiated Tortoises are under serious threat due to illegal capture for the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2019 at ZooBorns
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On March 12, a female Takin was born at Zoo Wrocław. The Zoo proudly shared that she is the first Golden Takin ever born in Poland! Keepers have been observing a very good relationship between the new calf and her... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2019 at ZooBorns
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The first Clouded Leopard to be born from artificial insemination using frozen/thawed semen has given birth to two cubs at the Nashville Zoo. The two-year-old female, Niran, gave birth with no complications. “We’ve really made history with Niran,” said Dr.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2019 at ZooBorns
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Early in the morning on March 28, the care team at John Ball Zoo discovered not one, not two, but three Cotton-top Tamarin babies had been born overnight. The birth of triplets in this species is unusual. Most often, females... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2019 at ZooBorns
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Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium hatched a Cape Thick-knee Chick on March 14. The chick, which is the first since 2015, can be seen in the Desert Dome with its parents. Although the species is free ranging, they spend... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2019 at ZooBorns
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A pair of rescued Southern Sea Otters has made their way to the Georgia Aquarium after being found stranded near the California coastline. Mara, a female, is approximately eleven-weeks-old, and Gibson, a male, is approximately five-weeks-old. They will stay in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2019 at ZooBorns
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Woodland Park Zoo is excited to announce that a North American River Otter gave birth to four pups on March 16. The pups are the first offspring for mom, Valkyrie, and dad, Ziggy (both 5-years-old). As far back as the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2019 at ZooBorns
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In the early morning hours of the first day of spring, March 20, The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens welcomed a female Giraffe calf to the herd. Born to mother, Dadisi, and father, Hesabu, the female calf weighed in at... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2019 at ZooBorns
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The Los Angeles Zoo announced the birth of an endangered François' Langur baby. The infant, a female, was born on February 11 to mother Kim-Ly and father Paak. Photo Credit: Los Angeles Zoo The infant’s bright orange fur is typical... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2019 at ZooBorns
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Last week, Zoo Miami’s newest litter of endangered African Painted Dogs received their 8-week exam which included getting weighed, having blood drawn, and receiving vaccinations for distemper. This exam represents only the second time that the puppies have been separated... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2019 at ZooBorns
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The first day of spring was still hours away when Cheyenne Mountain Zoo welcomed a special springtime arrival. Three-year-old Howler Monkey, Charlie, gave birth March 19, much to the delight of her keepers, who say mom and baby are bonding... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2019 at ZooBorns
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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo recently announced the birth of a Sloth Bear cub to 4-year-old mom, Shiva, and 13-year-old dad, Balawat. The cub is the first Sloth Bear born at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in 30 years. The cub was born on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2019 at ZooBorns
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The Manatee care team at Royal Burgers’ Zoo in the Netherlands was in suspense for weeks awaiting the birth of a baby West Indian Manatee. Then, early in the morning of March 19, the waiting was over: a healthy baby... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2019 at ZooBorns
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Tierpark Berlin’s Polar Bear cub ventured outdoors for the first time recently. Keepers watched with pride as the cub left the den with her mother, Tonja, and explored the outdoor exhibit for the very first time. “Today is an extremely... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2019 at ZooBorns
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Dudley Zoological Gardens would like to introduce the newest member of their Gelada troop! The little male was born on March 6 to eleven-year-old mum, Jimma, and 14-year-old dad, Ebano. According to keepers, this is the sixth Gelada to be... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2019 at ZooBorns
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An eight-month-old Koala joey at the Royal Zoological Society’s Edinburgh Zoo was weighed with the special assistance of a cuddly toy last week. Kalari, whose Aboriginal-inspired name means ‘daughter’, is one of the UK’s only Queensland Koalas. She is also... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2019 at ZooBorns
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Twin Black and White Ruffed Lemurs born on February 19 are ready to explore their world at the United Kingdom’s Dudley Zoo. Photo Credit: Dudley Zoo The babies were born to 17-year-old Olivia and her 25-year-old mate, Broom. Since birth,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2019 at ZooBorns
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Zoo Miami proudly announces the debut of a litter of highly endangered African Painted Dog puppies. The litter of one male and four females was born on January 23 and has been in seclusion in a den with their mother... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2019 at ZooBorns