Denver Zoo celebrated the birth of an Endangered Przewalski’s (sheh-VAL-skee’s) Horse foal, on the morning of May 31. The unnamed foal, whose gender is still not known, is not only the first birth for mother, Yisun, and father, Bataar, but also the first birth of its species at Denver Zoo since 1991. The foal is quietly exploring its yard under the watchful eye of its mother, but guests can see them both from the zoo’s main pathway.
Learn more about the Przewalski’s Horse and see more adorable photos at ZooBorns!
This orphaned female Sea Otter pup was rescued off the side of a road by Alaska SeaLife Center volunteers on October 19, 2012, after efforts to locate her mother were unsuccessful and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service authorized the intervention.The pup was immediately transferred to its I.Sea.U. critical care unit in Seward, Alaska for emergency treatment. She was estimated to be approximately eight weeks old when found, and was deemed non-releasable by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service due to the maternal care required by young otters.
She has just been transferred from the Alaska SeaLife Center to its new permanent home at the Vancouver Aquarium, which will allow the pup to receive the ongoing care and companionship she needs.
See more cute photos and a video, and learn more about the efforts to take care of the pup at ZooBorns!
Nashville Zoo is pleased to announce the birth of a Eurasian Lynx. The female cub was born to the Zoo’s on-exhibit pair on Saturday, May 4.
“We suspected that our Lynx might be pregnant due to a slight weight gain but never had confirmation,” said Connie Philipp, mammal curator. “The cub arrived on its estimated due date based on the data the keepers collected, and she’s now being hand-raised by our animal care staff. She will eventually join an educational outreach program at another zoo.”
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Pittsburgh Zoo’s Amur Tiger cub makes an appearance in the zoo’s digital calendar, as the face of June. Born on March 31st of this year, the cub was previously featured on ZooBorns. Since then, he’s come out of his den and now loves to play with his mother, Toma. Though tigers are usually born in litters of two or three cats, it’s not unusual for a single cub to be born at one time. The cub is happy, health and preparing to make his public debut in the next coming weeks.
Check out ZooBorns to see more photos of the fierce little cub and to learn more about the species.
Switzerland’s Zoo Zurich welcomed a Mongolian Wolf pup, born in late April. The mating season for wolves is from approximately December to January, starting when wolves reach maturity at two years of age. Gestation takes about 65 days and often produces 4-7 offspring in a litter. Wolves can live up to 20 years.
See many more photos and a video of the wolf pup playing and being cute, and learn about the species on ZooBorns!
On June 21, a Malayan Tigress named Cindy gave birth to three healthy cubs at Zoo Halle in Germany. Pictured at four weeks old and as newborns, the cubs have recently opened their bright blue eyes and are starting to take their first uncertain steps. For now, they are living behind-the-scenes for some special bonding time with their mother. In about three to four weeks, the cubs will receive their first vaccinations and venture out onto the grounds in sight of visitors. For now, a Tiger cam has been installed to stream live video to a monitor on exhibit at the zoo.
For more photos of the little cubs, and to learn more about the litter and Malayan Tigers, visit ZooBorns!