Zoo keepers and veterinary staff at Denver Zoo are working around the
clock to care for emperor tamarin twins, orphaned after the death of
their mother. Yana, the twins’ mother, died on July 30, just three
weeks after giving birth from cancer.
Our first entry from Zoo la Boissière du Doré outside of Nantes, France, this little baby Squirrel Monkey clings tightly to mom's back in pictures taken this week. Interestingly Squirrel Monkeys have the largest brain to body mass ratio of any primate at 1:17 (versus 1:35 for a human!).
Well technically they're cubs... but the Woodland Park Zoo's newest little Snow Leopards sure look like curious kittens to us. ZooBorns covered these guys when they were tiny back in June but it's only been two months and they still have a lot of growing to do.
Once again, kudos to the Woodland Park Zoo's Ryan Hawk for the great footage and editing.
For 13 years the Binder Park Zoo has been hoping for a baby giraffe. But within 48 hours between August 11th-12th, they welcomed two! The first baby was 6' tall and the second 5' 6", but what's six inches when you're almost two yards tall at birth? Enjoy these tall pictures of these tall "little" boys!
The Cincinnati Zoo recently relocated their newest cheetah cub to the nursery after it's mother started ignoring it. Watch as the playful little girl unleashes a furious attack on her blanket in this video.
Gibbons are the trapeze artists of the primate world, spending their lives almost exclusively swinging in the tree tops. This tiny White-Cheeked Gibbon was born April 3rd at Chicago's Brookfield Zoo and still spends most of his time clinging tightly to mom, 21 year old Indah.
One of the best known Old World monkeys, the last wild Barbary Macaque population in Europe lives on the rock of Gibraltar, occasionally wandering into town to cause mischief. This baby macaque was born in the last few weeks at Apenheul Primate Park in the Netherlands, a rare open facility that allows its primate residents to wander around freely and build their own social groups. Thanks to photographer Jean Kern for sharing these photos as well as for his work on orangutan conservation.
ZooBorns gets visitors from all around the world but we would like it to make it even easier for our non-English speaking guests to enjoy and learn from the site. We are looking for experienced bloggers in foreign countries interested in operating a ZooBorns site in their native country/region and language. Most of the role will involve translating posts but we would also encourage you to track down stories from local zoos.
We wish we could accomodate everyone and anyone, but the truth is that this will be a time consuming position that must be managed consistently and professionally. To this end, we can only invite experienced bloggers over the age of 18 to apply. Of primary importance are Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, German, Portuguese and Russian bloggers, but we are open to other possibilities.
While there are small potential revenue possibilities, the primary motivation must be a passion for the mission of ZooBorns to educate while we entertain. To learn more, please tell us a bit about yourself in an email to zooborns [at] gmail.com.
Back in March we brought you pictures of the Columbus Zoo's newborn elephant calf, Beco, as he took his wobbly first steps. Now a toddler at 690 lbs, the zoo has shared some outstanding footage of Beco romping with his favorite toy, a very big, and very durable, blue rubber ball. Enjoy the video!
Photo and video credits: Grahm Jones / Columbus Zoo and Aquarium