The Woodland Park Zoo is going to great lengths to help protect a tiny little tortoise. Critically endangered in the wild, the Egyptian Tortoise is the smallest tortoise in the Northern Hemisphere and, despite it's name, is now extinct in Egypt. Habitat destruction, human encroachment, and poaching for the pet trade continue to threaten small remaining wild population in Libya. Luckily, the Woodland Park Zoo in concert with the Egyptian Tortoise Conservation Program helps address these challenges in part by working closely with the Beduoin community, empowering them to patrol for wildlife collectors. Learn more about what Woodland Park Zoo is doing on their blog. Don't miss the great video set to a snappy tune below.
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Two Chilean flamingos have hatched at Woodland Park Zoo, marking the second successful breeding season for the species. The first chick hatched on Oct. 3, followed by the second hatching on Oct. 9. Both chicks are under the care of their parents in the flamingo exhibit near the Temperate Forest. Both parents care for their chick, feeding them “crop milk,” which is nutritionally similar to milk that is produced by mammals. The chicks leave their nest about three to five days after hatching but remain in close proximity to their parents for feedings and brooding.
Photo credits: Dennis Dow / Woodland Park Zoo
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A tiny Pudu female was born over the weekend at the Woodland Park Zoo and vets, keepers and members of the press got together today for the neonatal exam of the baby. It was a quick exam that went well, and then baby rejoined her mother back on exhibit near the flamingos in the Temperate Forest area of the zoo. You can see them out on exhibit now, though you’ll have to look closely as these small babies are often well concealed by their mothers to protect them from predation. For more information visit the WPZ's blog.
Video credits: Ryan Hawk / Voice credits: Katie Norton
Learn more in the press release below or on the Woodland Park Zoo's blog.
Yesterday, April Fool's Day ;), marked the first birth for Woodland Park Zoo's Humboldt Penguin parents Dora and P.J.. Humboldt penguin chicks hatch with grayish brown, downy feathers, which molt into completely gray feathers when they fledge. It will be early summer before any of the chicks emerge from the nesting burrows and venture outdoors into the public exhibit for visitors to enjoy.
Photo Credits: Ryan Hawk / Woodland Park Zoo
Find out more and follow the progress at the WPZ's Blog.
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.
The title pretty much says it all. New video of the adorable snow leopard cubs at the Woodland Park Zoo.
Thanks to Ryan Hawk
Thanks to Ryan Hawk
Learn more about the furry little guys on the Woodland Park Zoo's blog.
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.