Baby Giraffe Born on June 24, 2022

The Abilene Zoo is elated to announce the birth of a giraffe calf at 1:50 PM on Friday June 24, 2022, to 11 year old mother Jamie.

This marks Jamie’s third calf. The Animal Care team noticed labor had begun a little before 1:00 PM. She went into labor inside the Zoo’s Giraffe Safari habitat, but when given the opportunity, moved into the Giraffe Barn holding areas in the Zoo’s behind the scenes.

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Alaska SeaLife Center Admits First Two Harbor Seal Pups of 2022 Season

The two pups were found abandoned on a beach in Kasilof, Alaska

Seward, Alaska (June 13, 2022)– The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) admitted two newborn harbor seal pups to the Wildlife Response Program on June 2, 2022.

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The ASLC Wildlife Response team received a call on the 24-hour stranding hotline (1-888-774-7325) reporting an abandoned and skinny harbor pup seal on the beach in Kasilof, Alaska. Based on the female pup’s emaciated body condition, the team decided she needed immediate help. While the team was preparing to pick up this pup, the original caller from Kasilof spotted an additional seal pup on the beach, this one a male. This pup was also abandoned and in poor body condition. After receiving National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration approval, both pups were transported to the Alaska SeaLife Center for treatment.

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Baby Ungulates Roaming At Zoo Berlin

Alpaca Cria

Welcome to the world, fluffy Alpaca baby! Very brave and curious, Zoo Berlin’s youngest alpaca explores her new environment. The female cria of Mom Jessy and Dad Quito is called Emma and was born in late May.

Reindeer Calf

There’s also a baby among Zoo Berlin’s European forest reindeers. Little Alice was born on May 17 and is now diligently and cheekily exploring her new environment. Did you know, the reindeer is the only deer species in which the females also have antlers?


It’s A Girl!

Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison, WI are thrilled to announce the newest addition to their Zoo family; a critically endangered Bornean Orangutan! Chelsea’s baby arrived early Saturday morning, June 11, after a very smooth labor. Once the baby arrived, Chelsea immediately held it against her body, cleaned it, and she has been displaying all the maternal behaviors staff want to see at this stage. Infant orangutans are very small, usually only weighing about 3 pounds at birth, and are completely dependent on their mother for the first few years of their life. Chelsea has been doing such a good job of taking care of her baby, they didn’t immediately know the baby’s sex. Both Chelsea and the baby were doing well and sharing private bonding time together, behind the scenes in the Zoo’s Primate building.

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Peak Wildlife Needs Help Naming An Endangered Baby

This Humboldt Penguin chick hatched the 18th April to parents Lindor and Mars. This species of penguin are endangered and classed as Vulnerable on the IUCN red list. For this reason Peak Wildlife are asking for endangered names.

You can connect with Peak Wildlife on social media and comment in their posts with your name ideas:

https://www.peakwildlifepark.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/peakwildlifepark/

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https://www.instagram.com/peakwildlifepark/

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’Roo Reveal: It's a Girl!

Healesville Sanctuary's newest Tree Kangaroo joey has decided to start peeping out of the pouch to observe the world for the very first time.

The little one with big blue eyes, just like her mother and father, has been named Ori [Pronounced: Or-ree], which means cloud in a region of Papua New Guinea where the Goodfellow's Tree Kangaroo species lives. 

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Checking In With Little Tilla!

Gorillas are the heaviest and largest great ape species. Adult males can weigh up to 200kg and grow to 2m tall. Western lowland gorillas live in family units, consisting of several females and a dominant male, the silverback. They are diurnal and spend most of their time eating. Gorillas eat almost exclusively vegetarian, on the menu are in addition to leaves and herbs, roots and fruits. As "gardeners of the African rainforest", they play an important role in the ecosystem through the distribution of seeds and thus contribute to the preservation of biodiversity.

Want to know more about Zoo Berlin’s gorilla family? Then we have good news: After a two-year break due to the pandemic, the "Keeper talks" at the Zoo are back. These convey a lot of additional, exciting information. The "Keeper talk" with Berlin’s gorillas takes place on site daily at 2 pm.