'Roo Joey Is Out Of The Pouch

It's cuteness overload at Healesville Sanctuary where a tiny Tree Kangaroo joey is now regularly climbing – somewhat clumsily - out of mum's pouch to hop around.

At eight months old, little Ori [pronounced: Or-ree] is already delighting visitors as she pops out and explores her habitat. 

Healesville Sanctuary Mammal Keeper Katherine Sarris said the Tree Kangaroo exhibit had undergone various renovations in preparation for the active youngster. 

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Birth Announcement!


Cleveland Metroparks Zoo recently welcomed a Francois langur baby on July 16! This is the second offspring for mom, Glora and dad, Vinh. Francois langur babies are born an orange color and will start to darken to the adults black haircoats within a few months. Francois langurs are considered Endangered by IUCN and are indigenous to China and Vietnam. Guests can visit the new baby on the second floor of The RainForest during regular Zoo hours.

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San Diego Zoo Welcomes Birth of a Linné’s Two-toed Sloth

SAN DIEGO (Aug. 4, 2022) — The San Diego Zoo has announced the birth of a Linné’s two-toed sloth at the Zoo’s new Denny Sanford Wildlife Explorers Basecamp. The baby sloth, a female, was born June 25 to mother Xena (pronounced Zee-na), who was born at the Zoo in 2013 and is one of the Zoo’s most popular Rady wildlife ambassadors. Wildlife care specialists report that the young sloth is doing well, instinctively clinging to her mother, nursing and gaining strength each day.  


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Meet Fran the François, Twycross Zoo’s Special New Arrival

In celebration of the England women's national football team’s success last weekend, Twycross Zoo has dedicated the name of their adorable new François' Langur to midfielder Fran Kirby.

François' Langurs are an endangered species that live in a matriarchal society where the females share parenting responsibilities with each other

The Lionesses' victory is a huge success & Twycross hopes that naming their latest special arrival after one of the incredible players from this inspiring women’s team is a fitting tribute that will inspire success to this amazing endangered species.

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Fiona Is A Big Sister!

Full-term calf 2x bigger than Fiona was when she was born 

CINCINNATI, OH (August 4, 2022) — Right around April Fool’s Day earlier this year, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden staff members were informed that 23-year-old hippo Bibi was pregnant. Since she was on birth control, most assumed that the news was a joke! The appearance of a healthy, full-term hippo baby last night around 10 p.m. confirms that a) the hippo team was not joking, and b) baby hippos are adorable! 


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Meet Handsome Henry! Belfast Zoo Welcomes Endangered Giraffe Calf To The Herd

An endangered Rothschild’s giraffe was born at Belfast Zoo on Sunday 24 July 2022.

Proud mum, Casey, laboured for two hours and gave birth naturally at 2.30pm, inside the giraffe house, which was closed to the public to provide privacy for bonding. Zookeepers report that the male calf is doing well and that Casey is doing a great job. Casey is a second time mum, after giving birth to Ballyronan in May 2020.

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The Maryland Zoo Announces Hatching Of Two Von Der Decken’s Hornbill Chicks

August 2, 2022 (BALTIMORE, MD) – The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is pleased to announce that two Von der Decken’s Hornbill (Tockus deckeni) chicks hatched in its African Aviary on July 4th and 7th. 

The two-week old chicks won’t be visible for several weeks. That’s because, before they lay their eggs, the male and female Von der Decken’s mud up the entrance to the nest with the female inside, leaving only a small opening through which the male brings food for the female and, once they hatch, her chicks. When the chicks are large enough, the female will break herself out of the nest and both parents mud the entrance to re-seal it so that the female can join the male in bringing food to the chicks.  


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Innovation at Work – Wood Bison Calves Born Using Groundbreaking Reproductive Techniques!

Toronto, Canada (August 3, 2022) – If you have visited Toronto Zoo’s Canadian Domain recently, you’ve probably noticed some very special additions – three wood bison calves! Born the week of June 20th, there are two females and one male. These three little calves are quickly becoming a visitor favourite as they follow the much larger adult females around the paddock, peeking out behind their mothers’ legs.

What makes these little ones extra special is the innovative reproductive techniques that enabled Toronto Zoo to deliberately produce females!

How can Toronto Zoo choose whether to have females or males?

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