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Taronga Western Plains Zoo is pleased to announce the arrival of a rare Southern Black Rhinoceros calf, born on 31 October to mother Bakhita and father Kwanzaa.
The yet-to-be-named male calf is the second Black Rhino calf to be born at the Zoo this year, boosting the Zoo’s successful Black Rhino breeding program — via ZooBorns
You don’t have to be crazy to think Lucas the spider is cute because animator Joshua Slice designed Lucas with maximum cuteness in mind, and then Joshua sealed the deal by having his nephew Lucas voice the little scamp — via Youtube
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Taronga Western Plains Zoo is pleased to announce the arrival of two healthy litters of Tasmanian Devil joeys. According to keepers, this is one of the most successful years to date for the Zoo’s Tasmanian Devil conservation breeding program.
The first litter of three joeys arrived on 19 March to mother Lana. Keepers were recently able to take a close look at each joey and confirm their sex (two males and one female). Another female, Pooki, birthed four joeys more recently on 19 June, which are yet to emerge from the pouch — via ZooBorns
After spending months tucked away with their mother, two Cheetah cubs born at Basel Zoo can now be seen by zoo visitors. The cubs have been named Opuwo and Onysha.
Born on 18 July to first-time mother Novi and father Gazembe, the cubs’ birth is the result of careful planning and strategy by the zoo staff — via ZooBorns
Archachatina marginata ovum, giant African Snail species — via Youtube
RZSS Edinburgh Zoo keepers are hearing the
pitter-patter of tiny hooves with the birth of an endangered Malayan Tapir calf.
The female calf, born on 18 September, has been named Maya. The new arrival was welcomed by mother, Sayang, and father, Mowgli, and is being well cared for by her experienced mum — via Zoo Borns
A 9-week-old Sumatran Tiger cub was introduced to a 7-week-old Bengal Tiger cub at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s Ione and Paul Harter Animal Care Centre on 11 September. The Sumatran Tiger cub arrived from the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, DC and was introduced to the Bengal Tiger cub, currently residing at the Safari Park — via Youtube
Los Angeles Zoo has announced the birth of two endangered snow leopard cubs, a male and a female, born on 12 May and 13 May 2017. The siblings spent several months behind the scenes bonding with their mother and getting to know animal care staff. Now, at four months old, the cubs have gained enough strength and coordination to navigate their outdoor habitat and make their public debut — via Youtube
Kinji the Cheetah is something special. He honestly tries making friends with everyone… especially the animals that lives within his reach. Here he is at 8 months and 2 years old trying to get the meerkats to scratch him. He ends up purring to the delight of getting a grooming from these small creatures. He has no idea they want to kill him. Meerkats are territorial and do not like predators — via Youtube
White husky detours through the garden — via Youtube
A baby Fossa (pronounced FOO-sa) was born this summer at the San Diego Zoo. Now 12 weeks old, the Fossa pup, its mother and three siblings moved into their new home in the Conrad Prebys Africa Rocks exhibit last week and wasted no time exploring—jumping over grassy areas, climbing on rocks and playing in trees — via ZooBorns
Three-week-old black rhino calf Kendi is making short visits outside. First-time-mum Seyia is being cautious, so the mum and calf duo are still hanging out inside more than they go out. Visitors may see Kendi bouncing around, peeking out or even venturing into the yard. Sightings will become more frequent as Kendi gets more comfortable in the new environment — via Youtube
This photo isn’t fake.
These tiny, dazzling spiders are 100 per cent real — and scientists have just discovered another five species and sub-species in Western Australia.
They’re called peacock spiders and self-described
peacock spiderman Jurgen Otto has spent years discovering and photographing them.
When he first spotted one of the unique creatures in bushland near Sydney about a decade ago, he said he almost stepped on it.
I took a photograph and then later I went home, looked at it on the computer and was just blown away, Dr Otto said.
When I started with all this, there was not a single picture or video of a peacock spider on the internet.
Nine years later now, you get many thousand hits when you type
peacock spider into Google.
The reaction of people when they see the latest finds remains the same.
One could think that the novelty of this would all have worn off by now, but people still get excited when they see them, he said.
Each new species is a complete surprise — the patterns and colours of each species are so different and so unpredictable, you never know what the next one and its display and courtship dance will look like.
Most of the five discoveries were spotted in south-western WA, but peacock spiders can be found across southern Australia.
Dr Otto estimates there are now more than 60 species and sub-species of Australian peacock spiders. Thirty-nine of them were named by himself and fellow spider expert David Hill — via ABC News
Burgers’ Zoo is now home to five Golden Jackal pups. Until recently, they have been safely tucked away with mum in their underground den, which makes it difficult for keepers to pinpoint their exact birthdate. They are now spending more time above ground and keepers estimate them to be about three-months-old — via ZooBorns
Play and feeding time for the eleven pups at Perth Zoo — via Youtube
Thanks to spotted hyenas’ unusual social structure, males experience a tough life of solitude, harassment, and deprivation — via Youtube
Five fluffy Cheetah cubs made their public debut this week at Australia’s Monarto Zoo.
Born in March to mother Kesho, the cubs immediately began exploring their new environment after bonding with Kesho in a private den for about three months.
One of the cubs is a male, and the other four are females — via ZooBorns
Enough about humans and more about some creatures that matter, you no doubt were saying in your mind. So here’s a story on pets. This is the story of Hachiko, who is likely the most famous dog in human history. But what is it about this dog that convinced the world to take notice?
We went around Japan to tell the story of the loyal dog who unwittingly saved his breed. Say hello to Hachiko, a very good dog — via Youtube
A tiny male sea otter pup — estimated to be just two to four weeks old — is now in 24-hour care at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre, after concerned members of the public found it swimming alone in open water off northern Vancouver Island on Sunday. Although the pup appears healthy, he requires care night and day from the Rescue Centre team, just as he would from his mother. Staff and volunteers are spending shifts feeding, bathing and grooming the newborn pup, which has not yet been named — via Youtube
The first Andean bear to be born in mainland Great Britain has emerged from its den at Chester Zoo. The rare cub which is yet to be sexed, arrived to parents Lima (5) and Bernardo (7) in January and, after spending months snuggled away in its den, has now started to venture out and explore for the first time — via Youtube