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June 2023

Celebration at AquaZoo Leeuwarden: Four Amur Tiger Cubs Born

Leeuwarden, 22 June 2023 - Four Amur tiger cubs have been born at AquaZoo Leeuwarden. It’s the first time the Friesland, Netherlands, Zoo has welcomed baby tigers.

The foursome was born early in the morning of June 15. "The birth of youngsters is always very special. You hope for it, but when it happens, it is very special," says chief animal caretaker William Kreijkes. "And the fact they are quadruplets — we never dared to dream that. So far it is going really well with both the cubs and the mother. It is always exciting how it will continue, but for now it looks looking good."

Tijgerwelpjes in AquaZoo (8)

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Zookeepers Fawn Over Tiny Deer

Zookeepers at Whipsnade Zoo hand rear baby ‘vampire’ deer before they move to London Zoo next month 

Four three-week-old ‘vampire’ deer who measured just 12cm at birth, are being hand-reared by zookeepers at the UK’s largest conservation zoo – protecting an important population of the Vulnerable species.  

Known as vampire deer due to their set of sharp ‘fangs’, the tiny Chinese water deer weighed just over 400g when they were born - the same as a can of soft drink - and are being cared for by zookeepers around the clock to protect them from passing predators.  

Chinese water deer fawns being hand reared by Zookeepers at Whipsnade Zoo 3 (c) Whipsnade Zoo

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Howletts Wild Animal Park Announce Incredible World Record Which Will Almost Certainly Never Be Broken

Kent, 14 June 2023: Howletts Wild Animal Park near Canterbury, on June 14th, officially marked the birth of its 150th baby gorilla, further cementing their status as the leading breeder of this precious species.

The young male, named Kumbi, was born in July 2022 and has spent the past few months forging a strong bond with his family and keepers. The increasingly confident baby gorilla can be seen in the gorilla enclosure alongside his family troop.

Gorilla 1

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Triple Threat Cute Alert: North Carolina Zoo Announces Birth of Sand Cat Kittens

Asheboro, N.C. – June 2, 2023 - The North Carolina Zoo is excited to announce yet another recent birth: three sand cat kittens (sexes unknown at this time) were born on May 11. Small enough to fit into the palm of your hand, the kittens were born to first-time mother Sahara, 3, and father Cosmo, 9.

It marks the third birth at the Zoo in less than two weeks. On May 20, a giraffe calf (male) was born, and a chimpanzee infant (male) was born on May 21.


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Surprise! It's Double the Red Panda Excitement

North Carolina’s Greensboro Science Center is delighted to announce the birth of two adorable red panda cubs, one male and one female, adding to the growing red panda family. The cubs were born on May 26 to Tai and Usha. This is the second red panda litter born at the GSC.

The cubs are currently staying in the GSC's Shearer Animal Hospital surgery room, which has been converted into a nursery. They’ll make their debut on Thursday, June 15, 2023. The opening of the Shearer Animal Hospital to the public will be delayed until 9:15am on Thursday, 06.15.23. In addition to viewing the cubs through the surgery window, guests are invited to watch feedings. Although feeding times are subject to change with little to no notice, they are currently scheduled for 11:45am and 3:00pm.


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Bactrian Camel Born at the Milwaukee County Zoo

Update: 6/13/23 — With over 4,000 votes and the winning name getting 50% of the votes — the camel calf’s name is Leilani (“heavenly flower”)!

Originally posted: 5/24/23 — The Milwaukee County Zoo is excited to announce the birth of a female Bactrian camel. The calf was born May 20 at 11:35 a.m. to parents Addie-Jean (better known as A.J.) and Stan. The calf is doing well, and animal care staff say she appears healthy. The birth took place in the outdoor Camel habitat, and the calf was observed nursing well from mom the same evening. Zookeepers say A.J. is an excellent mother and is noticeably calmer with this calf compared to her first three offspring.


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A Cheeky New Baby Is Born

Houston Zoo Welcomes First Northern White-Cheeked Gibbon

HOUSTON (June 13, 2023) – It’s a Houston Zoo first! A male northern white-cheeked gibbon was born on May 30 to first-time parents Ting and Max. This is the first time this species has been born at the Houston Zoo. Guests can see the new family in Wortham World of Primates, next to the De Brazza’s monkeys. While mother and baby bonding is going well at the moment, the first few weeks are crucial, and the animal care team is keeping a close watch on the pair. The keepers who have dedicated their lives to caring for the gibbons will have the honor of naming the newborn.


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De Brazza’s Monkey Born at the Milwaukee County Zoo

It was an exciting Saturday for visitors to the Primates of the World building at the Milwaukee County Zoo — a De Brazza’s monkey was born in their habitat, in front of the public!

The animal care team shares that mom Holly, 6, had a smooth birth on June 10 and that she and the baby are doing well. Holly is a first-time mom and has been attentive right from the start. Dad is Hugo, 4. Because Holly’s so attentive (and protective), zookeepers have avoided getting too involved, including weighing the baby or determining their sex initially, unless there’s cause for concern.


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Hertfordshire Zoo Welcomes Capybara Pups Into The World!

Capybaras, the South American species that is currently taking the internet by storm with their sensational attitudes and moves, are getting ready to break the internet once again at the Hertfordshire zoo, Paradise Wildlife Park.

The Hertfordshire zoo, Paradise Wildlife Park is excited to announce that they have welcomed three capybara babies commonly known as pups to first-time mum Coroline. A zoo spokesman said: ‘They have definitely made themselves at home and have already got very mischievous personalities!’ In the early hours of the 2nd of June, the zoo's CCTV cameras captured the incredible moment when the three pups were welcomed into the world, as well as capturing them on their feet within the first 30 minutes of being born. 

LCA_ Mum Coraline and Pup

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