A male Grevy's zebra foal was born on Monday, July 13 to parents Darasa, 11, and Tanga, 14, at the Oklahoma City Zoo. This is Darasa's fourth birth at the Zoo. The Grevy's zebra is the largest of the three zebra species and originates from parts of northern Kenya and southern Ethiopia. Although foals are born with brown stripes and fuzzy coats, they grow into their unique black-and-white stripes by one year of age. These stripes allow them to blend in to their natural habitat. Foals weigh 80 to 125 pounds at birth, but can grow to be over 900 pounds as adults!
Civets are small, lithe-bodied, mostly arboreal mammals native to the tropics of Africa and Asia. The Owston's Palm Civet is a civet that lives in the forests and wooded lowland river basins of northern Vietnam, northern Laos, and southern China. These beautiful cubs are part of a conservation breeding programme at Newquay Zoo in Cornwall which also directly supports an overseas conservation project in the civets native home of Vietnam.
On July 19th, the Lincoln Children's Zoo welcomed a brand new baby Red Panda. It's mother was unable to produce enough milk, so zoo keepers have been on constant watch and are hand-raising the cub. ZooBorns is also please to welcome the Lincoln Zoo to it's ever growing family of participating zoos. Thanks and congratulations.
Last month, Denver Zoo celebrated the birth of a rare okapi
(Oh-kah-pee). The female calf, named Kalispell (Kal-i-spell), was born to
mother, Iosi (Ee-oh-see), and father, Jekaro (Jeh-car-oh), on June 27, and is
only the fifth birth of this species at the zoo. Kalispell will remain behind
the scenes for a short while longer, but visitors will soon be able to see
the youngster as she grows and becomes more self-sufficient.
Twycross Zoo is the only collection in the UK to exhibit and now breed the rare Tufted deer. The small male fawn was born on 16th June 09 and weighed 1.5 kg at birth which is smaller than a bag of sugar. Mother “Michelle” and father “Mitch” have been exceptional at rearing their first offspring.
Just last week, the Queens Zoo debuted three little pronghorn fawns. The world's second fastest animal, pronghorns zip across the plains at speeds of up to 60 mph from Canada to Northern Mexico.
While they may look like over-sized guinea pigs, hyraxes are actually more closely related to elephants and manatees and in prehistoric times reached the size of a small horse! The LA Zoo welcomed two litters of baby rock hyraxes, one on July 11th and another on July 12th. If you ask me, they look pretty devious...
How's this for a double take? These two Red Panda Cubs were abandoned at birth by their mother, and since have been nursed by a mother dog. The pair was born June 25th at north China's Taiyuan Zoo and are doing well thanks to their surrogate Mom.
"Mom" takes the cubs in as her own.
"Their mother, the first lesser panda bred at the zoo, was taken in from a nature reserve in the northwestern Shaanxi Province at the end of April. No one knew she was pregnant. Her plump body and bushy hair disguised her protruding belly until the babies were born," said zoo worker Ha Guo Jiang.
We here at ZooBorns have been waiting for great shots of a baby takin to share with you for quite some time and we are happy to say that the LA Zoo has delivered! On July 3rd they welcomed a baby female takin, a type of goat-antelope, like the serow we featured last week. The takin share their mountainous habitat with the giant panda and both are protected by the Chinese government.
Dad and baby have a moment
Mom looks proud