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April 2009

Big Baby Camels at the Minnesota Zoo

actrian camel calves Sarah and Samara both weighed 98 lbs at birth. While they might sound like big babies, the little girls will continue to gain 3-5 lbs per day until they reach their adult size of 2,200-2,400 lbs.

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Critically endangered, there are fewer than 1,000 Bactrian Camels left in the wild. Born April 2nd and March 13th respectively, check out Sarah and Samara at the Minnesota Zoo now while they are still (relatively) little tikes!

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Sardine Flavored Baby Food

Everyone say hello to SeaWorld San Diego's newest harbor seal pup, born just last week on April 8th. The 29 lb. male will nurse from mom for four to six weeks then begin a diet of squid, mackerel and sardines.

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The pup's mom, Annie, was rescued by SeaWorld nearly thirty years ago as part of the park’s rescue and rehabilitation program. Once the pup and mom go back on exhibit, visitors can feed them small trays of fish at the Pacific Point exhibit.

First Glimpse of Little Lion Cubs

At just four weeks old, the Lee Richardson Zoo has shared the first pictures of their new lion cubs, two boys and a girl. Each has a distinct personality. One of the little boys is calm and mellow. The other is feisty and noisy. While the little girl is shy and sneaky. 

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The little cubs will be on display soon and should not be missed if you can get yourself to western Kansas.

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Sea-Lion Pup Makes a Splash at Taronga Zoo

Taronga Zoo has celebrated another conservation breeding success with the arrival of an Australian Sea-lion pup, the first to be born at the Zoo in seven years.

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The pup, a young female, which is yet to be named, was born to first time mother, 'Kira', and father, 'Malie' late in the evening of January 31 and has left her pup crèche to begin exploring the Zoo's marine exhibit, EnergyAustralia's Great Southern Oceans. 

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Four Little Lion Cubs (Vier kleine Löwenbabies)

On April 3, the Wuppertal Zoo in Germany debuted four little lion cubs. 

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Photo credit: Ina Fassbender-Reuters

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Per German ZooBorns reader "Lunchi" - The mother is named Kisangani and the father is Massai. Their are three males and one female. Interestingly, the father, almost 10 years old, was present during the birth of the babies.


The Secret Lives of (Baby) Seahorses

Yesterday the Monterey Bay Aquarium unveiled its newest exhibit, The Secret Lives of Seahorses, showcasing 15 species of seahorses, sea dragons, pipehorses and pipefish. Seahorses are unique in the animal kingdom because the male becomes pregnant and gives birth. The tiny babies stay close to their protective father by clinging to nearby plants with their strong tails.

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If you live anywhere in the United States, Western Hemisphere or planet earth, we strongly recommend you make the trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium to see these extraordinary creatures. In lieu of that, enjoy this webcast or at least watch the cool video below.