A new baby male snow leopard, Yukichi, went on display before the public at Tama Zoo in Hino City, Tokyo. Yukichi was born on July 2nd to mother Yuki and father Valdemar. Yukichi is the forth baby for Yuki and the first for Valdemar.
Rozie, Albuquerque's Rio Grande Zoo's newest elephant Mom, gave birth on Wednesday to a 318-pound Calf. The calf, as yet to be named, is busy bonding with her family and learning the lay of the land. 16-year-old mother Rozie is the last female elephant to have been born at the Rio Grande Zoo, so this newest addition is likely to be a permanent fixture there.
Meet the Bronx Zoo's newest arrivals: three Dwarf Mongoose pups. Curious, playful and apparently rather hyper, the three pups are exploring their surroundings in the Giraffe Building. Native to sub-Saharan Africa, Dwarf Mongooses are Africa's smallest carnivore. Despite being quite feisty in the wild, Dwarf Mongooses living near human settlements often become tame.
Last week we brought you some great photos of three Loggerhead sea turtles that had been rescued by SeaWorld Orlando. Today we share a remarkable video of those same tiny turtles, along with many friends, being released back into the ocean. Hang tight through the first 18 seconds of text. It's worth it.
Hot off the digital press, we bring you the first photos of the San Diego Zoo's roly-poly new panda cub.
Today for the first time since the birth, the San Diego Zoo's giant panda team members were able to examine their new giant panda cub born Aug. 5. The checkup revealed the 2.8lb cub is a boy. The 14.7-inch-long cub remained quiet during the exam. Having just nursed, he appeared sleepy and content. Mother Bai Yun and her cub will remain in the den for four to five months. During the denning period, the only way to see them is through the San Diego Zoo's live Panda Cam.
Just 10 days old today, Marty is the Cincinnati Zoo's newest zebra foal. Grevy's Zebras are the largest subspecies of zebra and "little" Marty weighed a healthy 93 lbs at birth. Born to parents Lainey Lynn and Shewa, Marty does some pretty cute bounding on some awfully thin legs in the video at the bottom.
The baby langurs keep coming at the Columbus Zoo! On August 29, parents Gumby (mom) and Digby (dad), welcomed another bright orange offspring, the third for Gumby and fourth for Digby, including baby Fernando, who was born in July. The babies' coats will change to the silvery-gray of adulthood between three to five months after birth. Highly social monkeys, langurs often snuggle in groups
with the baby in the middle.
The National Zoo's newest little gorilla, Kibibi, is getting "bigger and bolder by the day," according to the Great Ape House Keeper. A playful baby, Kibibi spends her days uprooting plants and grabbing at her older brother, with frequent breaks for cuddling with mom of course. She also has a "propensity for creating noise and rhythm... steadily banging on plastic spools, enclosure walls, overturned tubs, and anything else that makes a good sound."
Enjoy many more pics of Kibibi on the Smithsonian National Zoo's photo site.
In the wee hours of August 20th, the Mesker Park Zoo welcomed a new Grant's Zebra foal to the fold. The smallest of the six subspecies of Plains Zebras, Grant's Zebras are threatened in many African regions by civil war. This baby is the 12th surviving offspring of mother "Press" and weighed a svelte 65 lbs at birth.