Tag Archives: babies

Mama? Is That You?

You might expect that raising whooping crane chicks for eventual reintroduction to the wild requires special care. But you might not expect it to involve costumes. The whooping crane came close to going extinct in the 20th century; the population is thought to have been down to only around 20 individuals. Organizations like the AZA-accredited… Read More

The San Diego Zoo Shares Their Best Vine Videos

Our friends at The San Diego Zoo have a stockpile of adorable Vine videos and lucky for you, they decided to share the best of them! Cat got its tongue. Meet Paloma, the 6-month-old two-toed sloth. Her favorite treat is hibiscus flowers.  When Ruuxa the cheetah cub met his puppy pal, Raina the Rhodesian ridgeback… Read More

Rare Pheasant Hatches at Woodland Park Zoo

The Woodland Park Zoo welcomed an Edwards’s pheasant on May 21 – the first of its species to hatch at the zoo. The Edwards’s pheasant, native to the rain forests of central Vietnam, is listed as critically endangered and perhaps even extinct in the wild. The last confirmed sighting was in 2000, and none were… Read More

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Had a Little Lamb

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is happy to announce their new addition of a bighorn lamb! The lamb was born on May 10th and was the first of its species born at the museum since 2007. The sex of the newborn is still unknown. Update, June 13, 2014: The Museum has confirmed that the new arrival… Read More

Virginia Zoo’s Red Pandas Explore Habitat

Red Pandas Explore Habitat | October 16, 2013: Charlie and Thomas, the Virginia Zoo’s red panda cubs, explore their habitat with their mother, Bernadette. The cubs were born June 20. At first Bernadette ferried her babies about by the scruffs of their necks, but the pair began exploring independently at night the first week of… Read More

Nashville Zoo Welcomes Giant Anteater

Nashville Zoo Welcomes Giant Anteater | August 30, 2013: This new addition, a male, was born July 17. His arrival brings Nashville Zoo’s total anteater population to 15 – the largest collection in North America. Both mom and baby are doing well. Giant anteaters are solitary animals from the tropical forests of Central and South… Read More