Birthday Boy Tai was born in ZOO Ljubljana, Slovenia, on January 18 2021. He just celebrated his first birthday! Zookeepers made a special fruit cake for him and surprised him with presents. His family, who helped him eat the treats and open the gifts, belongs to the western chimpanzee subspecies, a critically endangered subspecies of chimpanzee. This is why he was named Tai — after the national park on the Ivory Coast where western chimpanzees live. He is very curious and adores his older sister, Leona, who is 5 years old. She loves to carry him around, play with him and teach him new things.
Paradise Wildlife Park is excited to announce the birth of an endangered African Penguin chick and there’s no better reason to smile this Blue Monday as they couldn’t be any cuter!
On the morning of 20th December, our bird keepers arrived to discover the newest addition to our penguin colony snuggled under the feathers of their parents Albert and Akiki. The chick has grown strong and healthy since birth under the careful watchful eye of its parents and the bird-keeping team. With the vet coming in soon for the first weight check, we are sure it will be a healthy number for sure!
Seeing double! Conservationists at Chester Zoo are celebrating the birth of two baby mandrills – the first of their kind to be born at the zoo in more than a decade.
Chester Zoo is celebrating the birth of not one but two baby mandrills.
The precious primates entered the world just five weeks apart and are the first of their kind to be born at the zoo in more than a decade.
The first to arrive was born to 10-year-old mum Brio, providing her with her first taste of parenthood, with the second infant arriving to more experienced mum, Obi (17). The new babies are half siblings and share the same dad, Kamau (11).
Mandrills are listed as vulnerable on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List of threatened species, with numbers in the wild having declined significantly in recent years.
A baby Bornean Orangutan was born on August 4 in the outdoor habitat at Bioparc Fuengirola. At the time of its birth, it was the only baby born in the European orangutan conservation program during the previous 12 months.
Bioparc Fuengirola has been collaborating in the conservation of the Borneo orangutan since 2001. Once again, Suli, who had her first calf in 2016, proves to be a good mother. From day one, visitors who come to learn about rainforest life at Bioparc can observe the group of Borneo orangutans at the facility with the new family member. They may also enjoy the games and pirouettes of Saba, another small orangutan, with whom, very soon, the baby will begin to play.
Eat, sleep, repeat... There are currently three zoo-born pelicans among the Tierpark Berlin Brown Pelicans. Amazingly, the little ones are being raised together in one nest. Typically, only one or two young are raised successfully. The triplets hatched around Christmas time last year. The pelican family are on view year around at the zoo.
Here comes Omo - Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's loveable toothless wonder! The Colorado Springs Zoo's Keepers say their 5-month-old hippo calf has started growing tiny tusks. They still have quite a bit of growing to do before they reach his mom, Zambezi, or dad, Biko's, size. Keepers say right now his tusks are about the size of Tic Tacs!
Audubon Zoo's orangutan infant is continuing to progress in the right direction! His veterinary and care team are very pleased with his improved hydration and how much formula that he is consuming during his feedings. The team has decided that his feeding tube will be removed and that they will monitor him closely for 24 hours to gauge his caloric consumption. He is still slightly weaker than his care team would like, but they believe with his continual weight gain and other positive health advances that his stamina will improve. Audubon's dedicated team continues to work closely with Children's Hospital New Orleans and The Association of Zoos and Aquariums Orangutan Species Survival Plan advisors on next steps for this little warrior.
The Chicago Zoological Society, which manages Brookfield Zoo, is happy to announce the birth of six Asian small-clawed otter pups on November 18, 2021. Since their birth, the otter-ly adorable and playful pups have been growing and bonding behind the scenes with their parents, Pearl and Adhi (pronounced AHH-dee). Guests will be able to see the two male and four female pups exploring their habitat in Tropic World: Asia once they are eating solid foods and have become proficient swimmers.
Burgers' Zoo's young manatee is doing well and we have good news. Officials know the gender of the youngest sprout of the Mangrove.
To determine the sex of a manatee, the distance between the opening of the erogenital opening and the anus of the animal is examined. With male manatees this opening is located in the middle of the abdomen, far from the anus. While female manatees have this opening is at the end of the abdomen, close to the anus and tail.
Burgers' Zoo had to wait a while until zookeepers could take a good look at the belly of the young manatee. There was some uncertainty for a while, but they can now state with full conviction that the young manatee is a female.
That is very positive news for the breeding program that includes these manatees. Each animal is very valuable to zoos in Europe, but at the moment there are significantly more males than females. With the arrival of this young manatee, it is possible that a new bloodline can be set up.
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It's always a blast when Maryland Zoo chimp babies Maisie, Lola, and Violet get together! Play, social grooming, physical displays, and willingness to share food are some of the ways that chimpanzees form and maintain bonds with each other.