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Eastern Black Rhino / Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo is excited to welcome its latest arrival after 15 months of gestation. On 19 May, Kapuki, an eastern black rhinoceros, gave birth to an healthy male calf at Regenstein African Journey — via YouTube

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African wild dog puppies exam / Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is excited to share that all six puppies, born 24 April 2019 are healthy and thriving. Today, May 24th, the animal care and veterinary teams performed a routine well-baby exam and learned there are five male puppies and one female puppy in the litter — via Youtube

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African Painted Dog 8 Week Check Up / Zoo Miami

Zoo Miami’s newest litter of endangered African painted dogs received their follow-up 8 week exam which included getting weighed, having blood drawn and receiving vaccinations for distemper. This was only the second time that the puppies have been separated from their mother to be examined and they all did very well — via Youtube

Art, Wildlife

Mushrooms + Spider + Graffiti + Moth / Red Wolf

— originally uploaded by Red Wolf

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Bee on Aptenia cordifolia / Red Wolf

— originally uploaded by Red Wolf

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Bromeliad + Magnolia / Red Wolf

— originally uploaded by Red Wolf

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Rufous Net-casting Spider (Deinopis subrufa) / Red Wolf

— originally uploaded by Red Wolf

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Googly-eyed Stubby Squid / Nautilus Live

The team spotted this Stubby Squid off the coast of California at a depth of 900m. The stubby squid (Rossia pacifica) looks like a cross between an octopus and squid, but is more closely related to cuttlefish. This species spends life on the sea floor, activating a sticky mucus jacket and burrowing into the sediment to camouflage, leaving their eyes poking out to spot prey like shrimp and small fish. Rossia pacifica is found in the Northern Pacific from Japan to Southern California, most commonly seen up to 300m deep, but specimens have been collected at 1000m depth — via Youtube

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Pink Roses + Frangipani / Red Wolf

— originally uploaded by Red Wolf

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Fishing Cat Kitten / Hellabrunn Zoo

Hellabrunn Zoo is thrilled to announce that, Luzi, its female Fishing Cat, gave birth to a kitten on 1 November. The cute offspring is spending more and more time outside the birthing den, giving visitors an opportunity to catch a glimpse of the new arrival as it explores its home — via ZooBorns

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Orange flowering gum (Corymbia ficifolia) / Red Wolf

— originally uploaded by Red Wolf

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Orange flowering gum (Corymbia ficifolia) / Red Wolf

— originally uploaded by Red Wolf

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Orange flowering gum (Corymbia ficifolia) / Red Wolf

— originally uploaded by Red Wolf

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Gathering of ducks / Red Wolf

Gathering of ducks, Aloe flower spike and Orange flowering gum (Corymbia ficifolia) originally uploaded by Red Wolf

Science, Wildlife

World’s first domesticated foxes / Verge Science

Verge Science met the very cute and very bizarre result of an almost 60-year-long experiment: they’re foxes that have been specially bred for their dog-like friendliness toward people. They do a little behaviour research of their own, and discover what scientists continue to learn from the world’s most famous experiment in domestication. The fox experiment continues under the supervision of Lyudmila Trut at the Institute of Cytology and Genetics. Her book How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog), co-authored by Lee Alan Dugatkin, details the history and science behind the experiment — via Youtube

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Cheetahs Chase Balls Flung by Cheetahpult / Oregon Zoo

A custom-made contraption has catapulted the Oregon Zoo’s cheetahs toward a new level of fitness. Dubbed the cheetahpult, it’s an 2.4 metre wooden device that flings a ball far enough for a cheetah — the fastest land animal on earth — to chase. After more conventional ball launchers fell short, the cheetahpult was designed and built by staff members with the zoo’s speediest residents in mind — via Youtube

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Baby Rhino / Chester Zoo

A one-week-old rhino calf born at Chester Zoo has ventured outside to play for the first time. The little youngster spent around an hour running around and rolling in sand before returning to mum’s side and heading off for a much-deserved nap — via Youtube

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Strut / Red Wolf

Strut, Sniff the flowers, Taste the sunshine, Pink magnolia, Pink magnolia and Wading through the pigface originally uploaded by Red Wolf

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Black swan / Red Wolf

Black swan, Watching ducks, Scaring ducks and Moody pond originally uploaded by Red Wolf

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Bush dog litter / Chester Zoo

The biggest Bush Dog litter ever born at Chester Zoo has emerged from its den.

The six pups, born to mother Mana, age 7, and dad Franco, age 4, have made their public debuts after spending their first few weeks of life tucked away in their underground burrows — via Youtube

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Coast banksia (Banksia integrifolia) / Red Wolf

Coast banksia (Banksia integrifolia and Coast banksia (Banksia integrifolia originally uploaded by Red Wolf

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Cheetah Cubs / San Diego Zoo Safari Park

These 7-week-old Cheetahs were born 6 January at San Diego Zoo Global’s off-site Cheetah Breeding Centre to an inexperienced mum named Malana. In an effort to care for her cubs, Malana inadvertently caused minor injuries to them. After being with their mother for five weeks, the cubs were taken to the Animal Care Centre to be monitored for medical issues. Keepers will keep close watch over them, feeding them a special diet of soft carnivore food and formula, and weighing them to monitor their health. After they turn 12 weeks old and receive their three-month immunisation, they will be returned to their home at the Cheetah Breeding Centre — via Youtube

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Akeno, the greater one horned rhino calf / Chester Zoo

Zookeepers have revealed the name of a rare baby rhino born last month.

Meet Akeno, the greater one horned rhino calf — only the second of his kind to ever be born at the zoo.

The name Akeno is of Asian origin, meaning beautiful sunrise. And since his birth, he’s definitely been giving his mum the run-around.

Greater one horned rhinos can weigh up to 2.4 tonnes but, despite their bulky size, they can run at speeds of up to 40 kph.

And although at just one-month-old Akeno has a lot of growing to do, keepers say he has bundles of energy and is proving a real handful for mum, Asha — via Youtube

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Xena / Longleat

An abandoned Cheetah cub is being hand reared by her keeper at Longleat. The female cub has been nicknamed Xena, after the warrior princess, which also marks her battling qualities. Xena spent her first ten days being cared for by her mum, Wilma. However, keepers discovered the tiny cub was cold, weak and alone on 19 April. Despite numerous unsuccessful attempts to get mother and baby back together, the decision was taken by keepers to remove the cub and rear her by hand — via Youtube

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Wolverine Kits / Cotswold Wildlife Park

Cotswold Wildlife Park is now home to three new Wolverine kits. After spending approximately nine weeks hidden away in their underground den, the triplets are beginning to venture out and explore their new woodland enclosure under the watchful eye of parents, Sarka and Sharapova — via Zoo Borns