Born in April of this year, Longleat Safari Park keepers were thrilled when Freda the wolf gave birth to a litter of five healthy pups. This is Freda's third litter but her first inside of the custom birthing den keepers created for her. Although this den was available for the first and second litters, it was not until keepers removed the small digital camera inside that Freda felt comfortable enough to use it.
On November 6th, the 6th baby Squirrel monkey of the season was born at the Colchester Zoo. Since October 15th, the zoo has been averaging two new squirrel monkey babies per week! Babies are cared for communally by the females in the group.
This summer Longleat Safari Park saw the birth of two sea lion pups. One of the few collections of California sea lions outside of the United States, Longleat now bosts eight boisterous sea lions.
Last year the Cincinnati Zoo welcomed two litters of Red River Hogs. Endangered in their native Africa, the Red River Hog, also know as the Bush Pig, inhabits a diverse range of habitats, from rainforests to savannah and mountains. Like most pigs, they are social animal and live in herds of 6-20 members.
In June of this year, the Riverbanks Zoo was thrilled to announce the birth of four healthy lion cubs.
As you can see, they have grown up a bit since then but are still as playful as ever!
Sydney's Taronga Zoo is celebrating the recent birth of its first pygmy hippopotamus in 23 years.
Monifa was born about three weeks ago and weighs six kilograms or about thirteen pounds.When compared with a normal full sized adult hippo weighing between 3,000 - 4,500 kilograms (6,500 - 10,000 pounds) you get an idea of what a mini hippo Monifa really is.
We thought it was time for a polar bear cub... and we didn't have to look back far. Little Wilbaer was born at Stuttgart's Wilhelma Zoo this past March and boy does he fit the bill. Looks like the Wilhelma Zoo recognized his potential as well, because they trademarked his name!
may have been christened “Logan”, but as soon as
Dreamworld’s superstar emerged from his mum’s
pouch and took a first glimpse of the world late in late 2007, he was
dubbed “Frank” for his extraordinary blue eyes.
He’s a little puff of fur with intense blue eyes, kind of like a Mel Gibson with a bit more fluff. Or Sinatra without the croon,” said Dreamworld’s Life Sciences Supervisor, Michelle Barnes. "I have worked with koalas for 14 years and have never seen a blue eyed one before.”
The Denver Zoo is chock full of babies these days. Two twin red panda cubs, Amaya and Takeo, are now on display and appear quite playful. Red pandas are classified as endangered, with an estimated population of less than 2,500 mature individuals remaining in the wild. Their population continues to decline due to habitat fragmentation and hunting. Who in the world could hunt these little guys?!
Denver Zoo welcomes its newest resident, a newborn colobus monkey named Darby. The infant, whose gender is still unknown, is all-white and can be seen being held by its mother, providing a rare and striking visual; although infants are born white, adults are mostly black with a white face border and white veiling flanks and a bushy white tail.
All photos credit: Dave Parsons/Denver Zoo