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.
Might the Woodland Park Zoo currently be the cutest place on the planet??? Between ocelot kittens, baby galagos and now these Western Pond Turtle hatchlings, I think they may have claimed the title. Born Friday Oct. 17th, 2008 you can watch them grow on the Zoo's blog.
The Woodland Park Zoo has no shortage of babies these days. Check out these adorable little galagos, African primates that are also known as "bushbabies!" Their big eyes allow them to see very well at night. These guys were born October 11th, 2008 and you can watch them grow on the Zoo's blog.
If this doesn't make you want to be a vet, I don't know what would. These baby ocelot kittens were born at the Woodland Park Zoo on September 23rd, 2008. In the video below, zoo veterinarians examine the new arrivals.