And The Newborn Elephant Is Named…

And the newborn elephant at Rotterdam Zoo is named… Maxi! This son of Faya and Fahim has been named after his grandfather Maximus. The little one is doing very well. After a short period in the delivery room, he was able to venture outside every day if weather permitted. Stones, branches, water, everything is new to him and is being tested while mother and grandmother keep an eye on things. His young uncle Radjik is also very excited to play with him!

Do you want to discover more about the Asian elephant? Then head to: https://www.diergaardeblijdorp.nl/dossiers/dieren/olifant/

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The Toledo Zoo Announces the Birth of Twin Polar Bear Cubs

TOLEDO, Ohio, December 1, 2022 – The Toledo Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of twin Polar bear cubs. The cubs’ parents are 24-year-old female, Crystal, and 18-year-old male, Nuka.

In March 2022, the Toledo Zoo announced the addition of Nuka after the Association of Zoos and Aquarium’s Species Survival Program (SSP) issued a breeding recommendation for Crystal in hopes of mating to sustain this endangered species.  

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Baby Elephant’s First Christmas 

Keepers at Whipsnade Zoo create winter wonderland for Asian elephant herd  

A baby elephant at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo has enjoyed her first taste of Christmas after keepers created a woody winter wonderland for the youngster to explore – officially beginning the countdown to Christmas at the UK’s largest zoo. 

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Banner Year For Babies at Schönbrunn Zoo

In the 270th anniversary year, the Schönbrunn Zoo was able to look forward to numerous special offspring. In addition to the arctic wolves, the capybaras and the zebras, the king and rockhopper penguins and the maned seals also provided for offspring. Even the extremely rare Mhorr gazelle, which is threatened with extinction, had two young in 2022. “Two more squirrel monkeys were born in the last few weeks – so they are our latest offspring. Our breeding highlights of the year are certainly the young orangutans, giraffes and now, once again, the koalas," says zoo director Stephan Hering-Hagenbeck.

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Yep. He’s Still Perfect. And He’s Got a Name!

Yep. He’s still perfect.  The whole world has fallen in love with Mahale and Kucheza, after catching a glimpse of their emotional reunion. Chimpanzees in AZA-accredited institutions like Sedgwick County Zoo receive the highest level of care to meet their physical, emotional, and social needs - including the life-saving decision to deliver Kucheza via emergency C-section.

All of the animals in their care serve as important ambassadors for their species. Mahale and Kucheza have reminded us all that chimpanzees are smart, charismatic, and amazing animals. And they need our help! Small actions - like recycling your old cell phones and using only sustainably-sourced (certified) palm oil and paper products - can help save chimpanzees like Mahale and Kucheza in the wild.

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Learn more about how you can make a difference in chimpanzee conservation: https://scz.org/animal/chimpanzee

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A Tail Worth Telling! Taronga’s Announces Debut Of Two Adorable Dingo Pups

Taronga Zoo is delighted to announce the arrival of two, five-month-old adorable Dingo pups. The two pups will be making their public debut these summer school holidays, where guests can meet the duo at a brand-new Dingo Keeper Talk or in a specially curated behind-the-scenes Dingo encounter.

The two Dingoes, one male and one female, have both been given Indigenous names from the region they were born. The male has been named Kep Kep which means ‘sweet’, or ‘sugar’ in Wathawurrung language of Victoria, and the female has been named ‘Warada’ which means ‘beautiful’ in Dharug language. The word waratah, which is the floral emblem for the state of New South Wales is derived from the Indigenous word Warada.

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Hello world! Asian Elephant born at Melbourne Zoo

In the early hours of the morning of November 15th, Melbourne Zoo welcomed the exciting arrival of a healthy Asian Elephant calf, to superstar mum Dokoon and first time dad, Luk Chai. This birth represents a major success for the Asian Elephant Cooperative Conservation Program for the Endangered species, especially as wild populations continue to decline.  Zoos Victoria is a zoo-based conservation organisation, fighting for a future rich in wildlife. Learn more about their work at zoo.org.au

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Birth Of White Rhino Calf At The Wilds Celebrated For Bringing Hope To The Future Of His Species

Cumberland, OH –The Wilds’ southern white rhinoceros herd has grown with the exciting arrival of a newborn calf!

The male calf was born during the early morning hours of Thursday, November 17, 2022, to mother, Kali. The Animal Management team notes that Kali and her little one are both doing well. The calf, who is currently unnamed, is nursing alongside his mother and appears to be strong and spunky. The Animal Management team regularly observes him hopping in front of Kali on his “mushroom”-like feet (that he’ll soon grow into), all the while trying to get his patient mother’s attention with playful headbutts as she rests between nursing sessions. Kali and her calf will continue to bond in a maternity stall located in the facility’s large rhino barn and then begin introductions with other members of the herd in the next few weeks.

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