Let’s check in with some zoos to see their new additions.
Kosin, the baby Pangolin, is rescued by park rangers from poachers by The Zoological Society of London. In November, 2019, after a health check-up, the one-year old is being released back into the wilds of Thailand.
Critically endangered, little Kosin, is surviving to insure that these “peculiar” critters will continue to survive in their natural habitat.
Want to learn about another “peculiar” animal? Check out “The ABC’s of the Peculiar Pangolin.”
Melisandra, rare Aye-Aye, born at the Duke Lemur Center, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, August 13, 2019. Mother, 23-year old Ardrey and 9-year old Grendel are proud parents.
Little ‘Mel’ is only one of twenty-five Ayes-Ayes in the United States. She is alert, bright-eyed, curious and ready to meet the world.
Read “The Aye-Aye. Fun Facts About an Odd Critter.”
Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo, in Omaha, Nebraska, announced the arrival of Snow Leopard cubs to parents Rosemary and Pusa. At one-month old, these adorable little guys weigh five pounds each.
This zoo fosters the Snow Leopard Species Survival Plan (SSP). There are only 2,700-3,300 Snow Leopards in the world.
Keti, baby Red Panda, born November, 2019, at the Detroit, Michigan Zoo, weighed in at 4
ounces (yes, “ounces); but little Keti is just fine. This is Mother Ash’s first baby. Zoo officials are watching carefully, but she appears to be trying to be a good mom.
Germany’s Berlin Zoo, the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, are happy that Mother Meng Meng has birthed the zoo’s first Giant Panda offspring in September, 2019. There are 1,864 Giant Pandas in their natural habitat. Baby and mom are doing well.
More Baby Pandas!
Chester Zoo, Cheshire, England. It’s a boy and a girl! Nima and Koda produced two Red Panda cubs in June, 2019. Parents are very protective and Mother is seen moving her cubs around by the scruff of the neck. Red Pandas are endangered in the wild.
It’s a Grevy’s!
July, 2019. Jacksonville, Florida Zoo and Gardens. The rare, 99-pound ‘baby’, born to Makena and Mosi, is a Grevy’s Zebra! The long-legged little foal was on his feet and walking within thirty minutes. The brown stripes of this adorable ‘equine’ will turn black as he becomes a mature 800-pound adult.
Grevy’s are taller than the Plains Zebras, with larger ears and more narrow stripes. Less than 2,000 Grevy’s remain in the wild, due to the “2H’s.” Hunting for food, skins, and trophies, and Habitat Loss of lands used for agriculture. But, he doesn’t know what a special little zebra he is to the survival of his species. He is just happy to be with his mom in the zoo’s African Loop display.
Can You Say ‘Rhinoceros’?
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Cumberland, Ohio, are excited to announce that Mother, Sanya, birthed a healthy calf in August, 2019.
Sanya is a Greater One-Horned Rhino from the Toronto Zoo. The family lives in ‘The Wilds’ natural habitat sanctuary of the zoo. This baby could grow to be from 4,000 to 6,000 pounds!
And, Mother Mopani proudly introduces her female White Rhino calf, born in August, 2019. The Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo, Australia, is effective with conservation efforts for rhinos in Africa, Indonesia, and India. There are 19,000 white Rhinos in the world.
Well, that’s it, for now, Conservation Kids. Wildlife is alive and well and still wild, thanks to caring people – like YOU!
We will be back later with more new Zoo Babies with an ‘aw.w.w.w’ factor.