Two Clouded Leopards Born at Nashville Zoo

Nashville Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of a male and female clouded leopard on June 30.

The cubs weighed in at about half a pound and measured around 4 inches in length at birth which is much larger than the average cub. Nashville Zoo now has 16 clouded leopards in their care. In total, Nashville Zoo has celebrated the birth of 42 clouded leopards since 2009. These are the first cubs to be raised at the Zoo since 2019.

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Stripy Bundle Of Joy

Three of the world's rarest tigers born at ZSL London Zoo’s Tiger Territory  

Zookeepers at ZSL London Zoo have shared the first footage of a triply exciting arrival - three Critically Endangered Sumatran tiger cubs, born on Monday 27 June.  

Adorable footage revealed by the Zoo’s hidden ‘cubcam’ shows ten-year-old mum Gaysha giving birth and tenderly cleaning the rare newborns – closely followed by dad Asim gently approaching to meet his new family. 

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OKC Zoo Celebrates Birth Of Critically Endangered Sumatran Tiger Twins

Double the stripes, double the delight! OKC Zoo’s Sumatran tiger, Lola, gives birth to two healthy cubs, a momentous occasion for the conservation of this rare species.

Summer is off to an exciting start for the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden with the recent birth of critically endangered Sumatran tiger twins. Lola, the OKC Zoo’s 11-year-old female Sumatran tiger, gave birth to two cubs on Saturday, July 2 at the Zoo’s Cat Forest habitat. The first cub was born at approximately 4:31 p.m. and the second soon after at 4:49 p.m.

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Lion Cub At Zoo Knoxville

Zoo Knoxville is excited to announce the birth of an endangered African lion cub. The female cub, born on June 16, is the third offspring of father Upepo and mother Amara, and sibling to 6-month-old cubs Magi and Anga.

Amara is nursing and caring for the cub, who is healthy and thriving. However, Amara experienced complications with the delivery and is being closely monitored by her care team. After the birth of the female cub, Amara continued to show signs of labor but when she didn’t progress an ultrasound was performed, showing a stillborn cub lodged in the birth canal.

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Baby Orangutan Born At Dudley Zoo!

Keepers at Dudley Zoo and Castle (DZC) are overjoyed to announce the birth of a critically endangered Bornean orangutan. 

Mum, Jazz, aged 30, has been proudly showing her newborn son to visitors over the last few days in the site’s newly-built £500,000 outdoor enclosure. 

Dad to the youngster, is 33-year-old Djimat, who arrived at DZC from Denmark in October last year as part of a European Endangered Species Programme (EEP) after being carefully genetically matched by studbook experts. 

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First Vet Check Of The Young Snow Leopards At Zoo Zürich

Big day for the little snow leopards at Zoo Zürich: They recently had their first visit from the vet. The program included the first health check. In addition, the two cubs, around six weeks old at the time of the check-up, received their chip and the first vaccination.

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BROTHER AND SISTER

We also know since the first vet check that the two little ones are a male and a female. Officials will determine their names in a competition on zoo.ch at a later date. So check back soon.

WHAT HAPPENED UNTIL NOW

The two young snow leopards were born on May 6th and 7th, 2022. They are Saida and Shahrukh's first cubs.

Credit for the den cam footage: Zoo Zürich, Nicole Schnyder

Credit for vet check footage: Zoo Zürich, Sandro Schoenbaechler and Nicole Schnyder


A Baby Orangutan Is Born At The Zoo

A new Bornean orangutan was born at the Barcelona Zoo in May. The baby is in perfect health and has already been seen clinging to its mother and breast feeding. This is the third daughter of Jawi, an orangutan also born at the Zoo twenty-five years ago, and Karl.

The new baby brings the number of orangutans in the Zoo complex to seven. This species is in critical danger of extinction in its natural habitat, owing to deforestation in Borneo and Sumatra through the felling of trees and cultivation of palm oil.

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We’ll Get Straight To The Point: A Prehensile-Tailed Porcupette Is Now On Exhibit At Stone Zoo!

The baby, born on June 25, is the third offspring for mom, Prickles, age 9, and dad, Shadow, age 10. The newest prickly addition was born on exhibit weighing just over one pound and is settling in well with the family in the Windows to the Wild space. Read more:

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Committed to Conservation: Zoo New England participates in the Prehensile-tailed Porcupine Species Survival Plan (SSP), a cooperative, inter-zoo program coordinated nationally through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). SSPs help to ensure the survival of selected species in zoos and aquariums, most of which are threatened or endangered, and enhance conservation of these species in the wild. This birth is the result of a recommended breeding between Prickles and Shadow.

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Leopard Cub Zoomies!

Saint Louis Zoo’s feisty, 10-week-old Amur leopard cub twins Irina and Anya got the zoomies! (They are 9 weeks old by the end of this video. They were born April 21, 2022.)

Play is serious business for young cats. These rambunctious games of chase, tag, and hide-and-seek help them practice the skills they will need as adults, such as stalking, pouncing, and socializing.

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