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November 2023

Healthy Polar Bear Cubs Born At Dierenrijk Mierlo

Mierlo, November 30, 2023 - A healthy polar bear has been born in Dierenrijk. The delivery took place peacefully in the Frimas polar bear maternity. Mother and the newborn are doing well.

Head animal caretaker Stephan Rijnen: "In early November, we noticed that the mother was retreating to the maternity room. From this, we could deduce that the mating we observed in March was likely successful! A polar bear gestation lasts about eight months, so we had to wait a bit. Tuesday morning, we reviewed the camera footage and discovered good news! A young polar bear the size of a guinea pig was lying with mother Frimas."

IJsbeer Frimas met jong (1)

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For The First Time In 26 Years, A De Brazza’s Monkey Is Born At The San Diego Zoo

SAN DIEGO (Nov.15, 2023) — There is a new, tiny face at the San Diego Zoo. A De Brazza’s monkey was born Oct. 28 to parents Lillie and Augustus, and it is the first De Brazza’s monkey born at the Zoo in 26 years. The little primate, whose gender has not yet been determined, can be seen holding tightly to its very attentive mother’s chest while they bond. In the next few weeks, the infant is expected to start walking and climbing. It will stay close to its mother until it is weaned, at around 1 year old.


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Giving Thanks For A Tiger Cub!!

On this Thanksgiving Day, Zoo Miami is excited and proud to officially announce the birth and provide the first images of a critically endangered Sumatran tiger!  In addition to the profound importance that this birth has to the overall conservation efforts regarding these iconic big cats, it is especially meaningful to everyone at Zoo Miami following the recent loss of “Berani,” our adult male Sumatran tiger.  In a bittersweet story of the “Circle of Life,” Berani is the father of this beautiful cub which will hopefully be an important addition to his already wonderful legacy.

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Three Amur Tiger Cubs Born At Saint Louis Zoo 

Their births are important for the survival of this critically endangered big cat 

Three critically endangered Amur tiger cubs were born at the Saint Louis Zoo on Nov. 13, 2023. The cubs are the first successful tiger births at the Zoo in more than 10 years and are a significant contribution to the population of Amur tigers in North American zoos. The largest of wild cats, this species is considered one of the most endangered big cats in the world.  

Amur tiger mother Reka with her three cubs_11-14-23_credit Jackie Voelkel Saint Louis Zoo

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The Heartwarming Moment A Rare Baby Rhino Is Welcomed Into The World Is Captured By Zookeepers At Chester Zoo

Conservationists at Chester Zoo have shared their “joy” following the birth of one of the world’s rarest mammals, a critically endangered eastern black rhino.

The female calf was safely delivered onto a bed of soft sand by new mum Zuri on Sunday 12 November at 2:45pm, following a 15-month pregnancy.

Rhino experts say it’s “quite unusual” for a calf to be born in daylight, which gave keepers the unique opportunity to capture the special moment on camera.

Rare female eastern black rhino calf embarks on her first outdoor adventure at Chester Zoo (4)

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Southern White Rhinoceros With Rare Genetics Born At Virginia Zoo

NORFOLK, VA – The Virginia Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of a female southern white rhinoceros on November 9, 2023 at 5:40 a.m., bringing their crash up to five. The calf is the second rhinoceros ever born at the Virginia Zoo and the second offspring to 17-year-old father Sibindi and 10-year-old mother Zina, who birthed the Zoo’s first rhino calf, Mosi, in 2021.


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San Diego Zoo Safari Park Celebrates Public Debut of Two Endangered Sumatran Tiger Cubs 

Young Tiger Siblings Explore Outdoor Habitat for First Time 

SAN DIEGO (Oct. 12, 2023) —Two critically endangered Sumatran tiger cubs emerged from their den today at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The cubs, born July 12, stepped out to explore their outdoor habitat, much to the delight of wildlife care staff and volunteers. 

The nonprofit San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance revealed the cubs’ names in September—the female cub is Puteri, (pronounced Poo-tear-e), which means "princess" in Malay; and the male cub is Hutan, (pronounced Hoo-taan), which means "forest." 


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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Reveals Birth of Two Tiger Cubs

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo today revealed the birth of two Amur tiger cubs at the Zoo’s Rosebrough Tiger Passage. The cubs were born on Nov. 6, 2023, to mom, Zoya, and dad, Hector.

The first few days after birth are a critical time for bonding between mom and cubs. The Zoo’s Animal Care and Veterinary teams have observed several positive developmental behaviors including nursing and grooming.


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Four Lion Cubs in Roaring Good Health After First Health Check

Monarto Safari Park’s littlest lions have had their first health check, revealing the litter has three females and one male.

The health check involved a weight check, vaccination, and a quick once over of paws, claws and sharp teeth to make sure the cubs are growing up healthy and strong.

Monarto Safari Park’s Veterinarian Jerome Kalvas said the cubs are in great condition, weighing in at 7.4kg to the heaviest female being 8.9kg.

Cub - credit Geoff Brooks 3

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Oakland Zoo Receives Two Orphan Mountain Lion Cubs

Two very young, orphaned mountain lion siblings were rescued and transported to Oakland Zoo yesterday morning by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) following their search for the kittens, which started yesterday morning. An adult female mountain lion, who CDFW suspects is their mother, was struck by a car and killed on Saturday, November 11th, along Highway 280, near the Hillsboro/Burlingame area. Over the weekend, residents reported seeing two cubs alone near the area, and they were found safe in one of the reporting residents’ backyard. Both kittens are female, approximately six to ten weeks old, and weigh five and five-and-a-half pounds, respectively. These kittens mark the 25th and 26th mountain lion rescues as part of the Zoo’s Rescue and Recovery Program for local wildlife in need.

Cubs arriving to Oakland Zoo;Photo Credit Oakland Zoo

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