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October 2008

Ridiculous Red Panda Cubs

I would trade in every stuffed animal I have ever loved for 10 minutes with one of these little guys. The Edmonton Valley Zoo announced the birth of Tai and Pip on May 26th, 2008. Red Panda births are relatively rare in North America, with only four newborns in 2007. Every cub is crucial to the conservation breeding program and these little guys will contribute to the effort to protect their species as well as delight visitors.

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These little furballs will eventually grow-up to be even more colorful furballs.
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Baby Boom at the Virginia Zoo!

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Zb_new_7 The Zoo’s male eastern bongo fathered a calf, the first of his offspring since he arrived at the Virginia Zoo last year.  The female baby, named Eva, was born the morning of September 23.

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The Zoo also is proud to announce the hatching of two eastern box turtles on September 24.



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The  Zoo’s six-banded armadillos, Bobby and June Bug, are the parents of two male armadillo  pups born on July 24.

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Black Footed Ferret Pup

A two week old black footed ferret in its nesting box at the National Zoo’s Conservation and Research Center in Front Royal, Va. on July 3, 2008.

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Photo Credit Mehgan Murphy /Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Date July 3, 2008

A two month old black-footed ferret (right) with its mother at the National Zoo’s Conservation and Research Center.

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Photo Credit Jessie Cohen/Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Date Aug. 18, 2008

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Rhea Chicks Burrow in Their Father's Feathers

Three of the four new rhea chicks at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo nest in the feathers of their father. The chicks hatched on Apr. 20 and were the first rhea chicks to hatch at the National Zoo in 30 years. Dedicated fathers, it is the male rhea who incubates the eggs and protects the chicks after they hatch. The Zoo is now home to a total of seven rheas: a male, two females, and the four new chicks.

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Photo Credit: Mehgan Murphy/Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Date Apr. 24, 2008

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Photo Credit: Mehgan Murphy/Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Date Apr. 24, 2008

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Photo Credit: Jessie Cohen /Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Date Apr. 24, 2008

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