Beekse Bergen’s Youngest Elephant Calf Tendai Enjoys First Mud Bath

Hilvarenbeek, February 24, 2024 – Safari Park Beekse Bergen’s five-day-old elephant calf Tendai, accompanied by the herd, including her two young half-sisters, has discovered the outdoor enclosure of Beekse Bergen for the first time. The rainfall of the previous days was more than welcome: the elephants enjoyed a mud bath with great enthusiasm.

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Third African Elephant Calf Born: "Everything is falling into place"

Hilvarenbeek, February 20, 2024 - African elephant Punda has become the mother of a healthy elephant calf after a 22-month pregnancy. This is the third calf born in the Safari Park Beekse Bergen k in four months. Never before have three African elephants been born in a European zoo in such a short time.

Tendai  Mosi en Ajabu (voor naar achter)

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Hippo-horray – Pygmy Hippo Calf Born at Taronga Zoo

Taronga Zoo Sydney are celebrating World Hippo Day with a huge announcement of the birth and public debut of a four-week-old female Pygmy Hippopotamus calf born to Australasia’s only breeding pair, Kambiri and Fergus.

The female calf was born at 3:05am on 16 January 2024 weighing 4kg. Since the birth, 13-year-old experienced mum Kambiri and the calf have been bonding in the behind-the-scenes nursery at Taronga Zoo.


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Cheetah Cubs Born at Safaripark Beekse Bergen

Hilvarenbeek, February 16, 2024 - A cheetah in Beekse Bergen gave birth to her first litter on the morning of February 11th. The mother and two cubs are doing well.

Head animal caretaker Christian Meurrens says: "The cheetah female Daria came from France to the Safaripark at the end of October as part of the management program. Just under four months after arrival, there are already cubs! And considering that the gestation period is about three months. A great addition!"

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Fort Worth Zoo Announces Successful Birth of Premature Gorilla Via Emergency Cesarean Section

A labor of love: Fort Worth Zoo staff and human medical specialists rally to save lives of female gorilla and premature baby

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – The Fort Worth Zoo is proud to announce the birth of a female gorilla successfully delivered via emergency cesarean at the Zoo on Jan. 5, 2024, after life-threatening complications impacted the health of the mother. This is the third gorilla birth in the Zoo’s 115-year history but the first gorilla to be born via cesarean section, requiring life-saving care for the mother and premature infant gorilla, involving medical experts from the human world.


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Baby Orangutans From Saint Louis Zoo And Columbus Zoo And Aquarium Exchange Valentines

Forest has his eye on a cutie! New baby Sumatran orangutan Forest at the Saint Louis Zoo exchanged special Valentine's Day enrichment with Clementine, a beautiful 3-month-old Bornean orangutan at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. These long-distance valentines were born less than a month apart and are much-loved additions to their zoo families. 

Clementine gifted 2-month-old Forest with a heart-shaped box full of her namesake fruit, frozen treats and a giant love note. Since Forest is still so young, his mother Rubih and father Cinta enjoyed the surprise for him. 

Not to be outdone, Forest sent his own love note addressed to "My Darling, Clementine” along with a bouquet of edible flowers, acacia, bottle tree branches and banana leaves that Clementine looked over curiously while clinging to mom.

Double Trouble at Belfast Zoo as Endangered Species Welcomes Two New Babies  

Staff at Belfast Zoo are overjoyed at the birth of two babies in their resident François’ Langur family group.

François’ Langurs are a medium-sized primate that can be found in the forests of Southeast Asia from south-eastern China to northern Vietnam. This leaf-eating monkey species is listed as Endangered with only an estimated 2000 individuals left in the wild, which makes the new arrivals more precious.

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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo’s Amur Tiger Cubs Make Public Debut

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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo’s two Amur tiger cubs made their public debut at Rosebrough Tiger Passage on Wednesday, January 31. The cubs, a male and female, were born on November 6, 2023, to mom, Zoya, and dad, Hector. The Zoo also announced a public naming opportunity for the two cubs to support wildlife conservation.

Tiger cubs

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Fossil Rim Wildlife Center Welcomes Baby Southern White Rhino

1/23/2024 (Glen Rose, TX) — Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is excited to share the birth of a southern white rhino calf. This calf marks the 18th rhino born at the conservation facility since 1991, continuing their longstanding mission of boosting vulnerable wildlife populations. Experienced mom Ursula has been doing great, along with the newly named calf, Rocket. 


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