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While babies are our specialty, we just couldn't resist the Halloween Spirit, and hope you'll enjoy the furry (and-sometimes-not-so-furry!) festivities going on at zoos around the world this week...
Last week we brought you the story of Shanti, the new snow leopard kitten at the Binder Park Zoo. This week the Binder Park Zoo tells us that Shanti has some new friends: two playful puppies named Lillie and Bhadra. These playpals are helping Shanti socialize in the absence of other kittens. So far the three have been getting along great!
On the morning of October 11th, staff at the Salisbury Zoo were surprised to find a tiny newborn Titi monkey cliging to dad. This guy looks a little sour. Maybe he expected fancier digs.
Here is another Titi monkey born back in March of this year at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. He looks much more content.
Evil Titi monkey versus good little Titi monkey
Might the Woodland Park Zoo currently be the cutest place on the planet??? Between ocelot kittens, baby galagos and now these Western Pond Turtle hatchlings, I think they may have claimed the title. Born Friday Oct. 17th, 2008 you can watch them grow on the Zoo's blog.
In May of this year, the Salisbury Zoo announced the exciting addition of five red wolf pups! Historically, red wolves ranged from Pennsylvania to Florida and west to Texas. Declared extinct in the wild in 1980, today wild red wolves live only in North Carolina following a successful reintroduction program.
Already the smallest monkey in the world, these baby marmosets are absolutely itty-bitty. Baby pygmy marmosets can currently only be spotted by very keen-eyed visitors to Lakes Aquarium in the UK. They appear as furry lumps on the backs of their parents – most often their father.
These little babies only weight half an ounce!
This last picture actually comes from the Everland Zoo and Theme Park in South Korea, but should give you an idea of scale.
ZOOAMERICA is now home to three adorable baby bobcats. Born on May 5, the babies were given the signature names “Kit Kat,” “Reese” and “Hershey.” Playful and curious, these kittens are very entertaining to watch.
In under one week, four Chacoan peccaries were born at the LA Zoo. Lucky for them, they were just in time for Halloween and got to enjoy some delicious pumpkin treats. Closely related to pigs, these little guys are native to Bolivia, Argentina and Paraguay and were thought extinct until 1972 when they were rediscovered. See them this weekend at Boo at the Zoo!
These camouflaged little oinkers really blend in with their surroudings...
Little Eno got off to a rough start when his mother was accidentally killed by a car in the spring of this year. Luckily, staff at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores found him early enough to save him. Unlucky for the aquarists, raising a baby otter is a lot of work, requiring around the clock bottle-feeding until he was old enough for fish. Additionally, they had to teach him to swim and hunt. Now six months old, he loves to romp (but apparently still enjoys eating and sleeping).