The Woodland Park Zoo proudly welcomed their first ever Tawny frogmouth hatchling last week. After a quick examination by zoo staff, the tiny cotton ball was quickly returned to the nest and its parents have been feeding it regularly.
Photo Credits: Ryan Hawk, Woodland Park Zoo
Both mother and father frogmouth typically look after their young for the first month or so until the chick is ready to leave the nest. Currently parents and chick are off exhibit to give the new family some private time, but you can follow them at the Woodland Park Zoo's blog.
Well, it's been a while since we've seen hide or hair of photographer A.J. Haverkamp here at ZooBorns. A.J. has a knack for delivering compelling closeups of some of our favorite friends, and this is no exception. Today, we have a litter of eight baby Arctic Foxes seen yesterday at the Netherlands' Dierenrijk Europa Zoo.
Mom stands guard.
The cougar cub we just featured in her full kitten glory. At this age keepers can still handle the cub, named "Gillin," but it's pretty clear that won't last long.
Last month, a cougar cub was discovered in Klamaath Falls, Oregon. Residing temporarily in the care of the Oregon Zoo, the cub is preparing for a move to his new home at The Northeastern Wisconsin Zoo. Here, puma expert Michelle Schireman is seen yesterday, caring for the young cougar.
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The Shedd Aquarium’s newly hatched Magellanic penguin chicks are small enough to fit into your cupped hands — for now, anyway. These chicks are between 15-24 days old and once full grown will be settled in the renovated penguin habitat in the Oceanarium’s new Polar Play Zone exhibit.
These fast-growing penguins triple in size during their first week. Magellanic penguins can grow to be around 27 inches high and weigh seven to nine pounds.
These lion cubs call Korea's Everland Zoo home. Thanks to In Cherl Kim for the pictures taken in late April.
At this exact moment, the Nashville Zoo's Clouded Leopard cubs hold the title for cutest kittens on the planet. These face-meltingly-adorable pictures taken earlier today seal the deal.
See and learn more about the little guys in this post from earlier this week.
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Yes, it's a mammal! Zoo keepers at Thailand's Dusit Zoo nurse a baby Pangolin. Villagers found the baby abandoned on a roadside in the outskirts of Bangkok. Pangolins curl up when frightened, exposing sharp scales for defense. Babies, like this one photograped Tuesday, have much softer scales, which harden as they mature.