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February 2023

Two is Better Than One: It’s a Boy!

Fort Worth Zoo celebrates another male Asian elephant birth

FORT WORTH, Texas – Fort Worth Zoo officials are thrilled to share the news of the birth of a healthy, 37-inch-tall, 270-pound male Asian elephant calf. The newest bundle of joy was born at 2 a.m. on Feb. 23, 2023. This is the fifth calf born at the Fort Worth Zoo, following the arrival of half-brother Brazos born in 2021, Belle, his mother, in 2013, Bowie in 2013 (Bowie now resides at the Oklahoma City Zoo), and aunt, Bluebonnet, in 1998. This newest calf adds to the three generations of elephants that call the Zoo home, which mimics how herds are established in the wild.


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Introducing The Little Bat That Could - Jesse The Three-Week-Old Fruit Bat

Toronto, On, Friday, February 24, 2023: They Say It Takes A Village To Raise A Child…But What About A Four-Week-Old Baby Fruit Bat? At Your Toronto Zoo, The Wildlife Care Team Has Been Working Closely With The Veterinarians And Nutritionists To Hand Raise A Bat Pup And It Might Be The Sweet Start To Your Weekend You Didn’t Know You Needed!


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Must Watch Video: Tummy Tickles for Little Happy

A sprinkling of Happy-ness for your Thursday

How could you not be ‘Happy’ when watching this cute video!

In footage that’s sure to brighten you day, Adelaide Zoo keepers have shared this gorgeous moment two-month old Chimpanzee, Happy, had some tummy tickles and kisses with mum, Hannah, and big sister, Hope.


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Rhino Calf Born at Dublin Zoo

Dublin Zoo is delighted to announce the birth of a Southern white rhinoceros calf. The female calf, born on January 2nd to mother Nyala, is estimated to weigh approximately 50kg.

The calf joins her father, Chaka, and half-brother, Fionn, as the newest member of the seven-strong herd, also known as a crash, in Dublin Zoo’s African Savanna.

The yet-to-be-named youngster is Nyala’s second calf and the birth marks another significant success for Dublin Zoo as part of the European Endangered Species Programme, established to assist with the survival of the Southern white rhinoceros.


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Philadelphia Zoo Celebrates Conservation Win with Birth of Two Threatened Sloth Bear Cubs

Philadelphia Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of two threatened sloth bear cubs. The cubs were born January 2, 2023, at 3:53am and 4:16am to 10-year-old mom Kayla and 10-year-old dad Bhalu. This is the second successful birth of this species at the Zoo in the last four years, and marks the first successful pair of cubs of this species born in more than 30 years at the Zoo. Mom and cubs are doing well and the Zoo's animal team continues to monitor their health via camera in their behind-the-scenes den. Kayla is showing great maternal behavior and has been in constant physical contact with the infants since birth. The sex of the cubs has not yet been determined and names have not been chosen. They will NOT be visible to the public until April when mom decides it is time for them to venture out.

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Tiger Trio Are Growing Fast and Feisty! 

Sumatran Tiger Delilah’s trio of cubs are growing fast and feisty at Adelaide Zoo, well if that’s what you call rolling around on your tummy and nibbling mum’s tail!

The latest vision, taken by Senior Keeper of Large Carnivores and Ungulates, Arliah Hayward shows the one boy and two girls playfully climbing on top of mum inside their private indoor area.


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Surprise! The Utica Zoo Celebrates the Birth of a Baby Gibbon

UTICA – The Utica Zoo is excited to announce their female, white-handed gibbon, Snowflake, gave birth to a healthy baby on Monday, January 30. This is an extraordinary circumstance because Snowflake is 35 years old, and her male companion, Yoda is 38 years old.

Members of the animal care and veterinary teams have been monitoring the new mother and baby and have determined that both are in great health. The baby, which is still not named, as well as Snowflake and Yoda will remain off public exhibit to give the family time to bond and continue to care for the baby.  The winter weather will also be a factor to determine when the gibbon will be seen out in their habitat.  The two-week offspring is still without any fur for protection against the elements.

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Lion Country Safari Welcomes Second Rare Baby Chimpanzee 

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Lion Country Safari welcomed a baby chimpanzee to its troop on Jan. 28, the second chimp baby born at the facility in a little over a year. The baby is making her debut on the island habitats in the preserve, and guests driving through the safari may see her clinging to mom. 

This baby has been named Lili in honor of the Tonkolili Chimpanzee Project, a conservation initiative in Sierra Leone. Due to the status of chimpanzees in the wild and the low number of births in the population, this birth is especially rare and significant for the conservation of the species. Her birth contributes to the Chimpanzee Species Survival Plan (SSP), a national collaboration to save them from extinction.  


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Hidden Cameras Capture Birth of Rare Tiger Twins at Chester Zoo

Cub cam! CCTV cameras have captured the FIRST glimpse of rare Sumatran tiger twins born at Chester Zoo

Hidden cameras have captured a first glimpse of two rare Sumatran tiger cubs born at Chester Zoo.

The tiny twins were born to first time parents Kasarna and Dash on 7 January and the new family has since been bonding in their den – with all of their adorable early life antics caught by the zoo’s CCTV cameras.


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Pangolin Pup Starting to Gain Weight!

The short-tailed pangolin pup born at Prague Zoo is gaining weight. The breeders, in consultation with the Taipei Zoo, resorted to supplementary feeding after it was confirmed that the female Run Hou Tang did not have enough breast milk. The little female readily accepts the replacement food, so now the first pangolin born in Europe is gaining weight every day.

"The 12-day-old pangolin baby makes us happy mainly because of how tough it is. Run Hou Tang's maternal care is also amazing. She puts the baby on her belly and if it moves away from her even a little, she immediately wakes up and guides her back to the warm nest," says breeder David Vala. In addition to regular feeding and weighing, he monitors the events in the nest practically continuously on cameras. "We are cautiously very optimistic, but it is far from won. Careful monitoring and consultation with colleagues from Taiwan are the order of the day."


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