The Natural Encounters staff at the Houston Zoo let the 4 week old baby Meerkats out onto exhibit for the first time on the morning of September 2, 2010. For now the 6 babies will be out on exhibit for guests to see in the mornings getting used to their new home.
Last month we brought you the first pictures and video of the Houston Zoo's new baby elephant named Baylor. Today we check back in on the feisty Asian elephant calf to find that he still has plenty of energy.
After a pregnancy lasting almost 23 months, Shanti, a 19-year-old Asian elephant, delivered a healthy 348-pound male calf on the morning of May 4th at the Houston Zoo’s McNair Asian Elephant Habitat. The calf has been named Baylor by the Zoo’s elephant care team in recognition of the unprecedented and ongoing advances made by Baylor College of Medicine’s research team to significantly reduce the threat of a potentially lethal elephant herpes virus.
These tiny twins are the newest addition to the Pygmy Marmoset family in Houston Zoo's Natural Encounters rainforest. Weighing in at about a half ounce as babies, marmosets are the smallest monkey in the world.
Native to the dense forests of Southern Africa, the nyala is shy antelope that rarely ventures out of thick cover. This tiny male calf was born the morning of October 20th at the Houston Zoo and this video was taken just moments later. Watch him take his shaky first steps.
Baby giraffes galore this month, with the latest born at the Houston Zoo. This baby Masai Giraffe is being hand reared by keepers because the mother does not produce enough milk to feed the baby on her own. The affectionate little calf is exceptionally adorable.
The Houston Zoo's Kipp Aquarium has seven tiny new
additions to its growing family. (The Zoo) is proud to announce the birth of
seven baby stingrays. Their mom and dad are checkerboard freshwater
stingrays, a species from South America. Dad can be seen swimming in
Kipp Aquarium, while mom and babies are staying in their cozy tanks in
the Aquarium Quarantine until they are ready to go out and meet the
The Houston Zoo recorded a first earlier this year with the birth of a rare and
endangered babirusa pig. Her name, Hadiah (pronounced:
huh-DI-ah), means 'gift' in an Indonesian language. Hadiah
weighed approximately one pound at birth and she immediately captured
the hearts of her keepers.