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The Newest, Cutest Baby Animals from the World's Zoo's & Aquariums
The Newest, Cutest Baby Animals from the World's Zoo's & Aquariums

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ZooBorns recently shared the Indianapolis Zoo’s excitement in welcoming three adorable new African Lion cubs. Two males and a female were born on September 21. They are the first lion cubs born at the Indy Zoo since 2003. 

The Zoo is now asking for help selecting names for the feisty cubs.

The names up for vote, along with their pronunciation and meaning, are: 
Enzi (ehn-ZEE), “powerful” 
Mashaka (mash-AH-kah), “troublemaker” 
Zuberi (zuw-BEH-ree), “strong” 
Leland (LEE-lahnd), “meadowland” 
Sukari (sue-CAR-ee), “sweet” 
Niara (nee-AH-rah), “one with high purpose”

The poll opened at 5am on November 3rd, and voting will close at 11:59pm on Monday, November 30th. The results will be announced on December 1st.

Voting is taking place on the Indianapolis Zoo’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/indianapoliszoo 

Learn more about the cubs at: http://bit.ly/1NeoPO3 or ZooBorns.com
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Taronga Western Plains Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of Australia’s first Greater One-horned Rhino calf! The male was born early on the morning of October 25th, to first-time mother Amala. 

Zoo Keepers are closely monitoring mother and calf, and they report that both are doing well. The two are currently off-exhibit to allow time to bond.

According to Taronga Western Plains Zoo Director, Matthew Fuller, “We’re the only Zoo in Australia to have three species of rhino, and three successful rhino breeding programs, so critical for these species that are all threatened in the wild.” 

The Greater One-Horned Rhinoceros is classified as “Vulnerable” on the IUCN Red List, with as few as 2,700 animals left in the wild. 

SEE VIDEO of Amala and her calf, and learn more at: http://bit.ly/1M9T2xS or ZooBorns.com
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A Loggerhead Sea Turtle hatchling recently splashed into his new temporary home in the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Open Sea gallery! 

The tiny turtle will stay at the aquarium for one to two years, while aquarists carefully rear it to a larger size and prepare it for release back into the Atlantic Ocean.The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores loans rescued turtles to aquariums around the country as a way to share the story of this endangered species, while the youngsters grow large enough for release.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium recently released its third Loggerhead back into the Atlantic!

SEE VIDEO of the turtle exploring his new temporary home, and learn more about the work being done to save them at: http://bit.ly/1NlBXFG and ZooBorns.com
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After 17 years without a newborn in the Mandrill troop, the staff at Israel’s Ramat Gan Safari Park is celebrating the arrival of a male infant! See more photos at http://bit.ly/1Mq661w and at +ZooBorns 
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Happy Halloween from ZooBorns!  See more pics of animals and pumpkins at http://bit.ly/1ki7v3D and at +ZooBorns 
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The Indianapolis Zoo welcomed two tiny Meerkat pups on October 13. They are the first ever born at the Zoo! This is also the first litter for mom Rue. The births bring the number of Meerkats in the Indy Zoo’s ‘mob’ up to seven. 

These desert-dwellers are highly social critters and live in groups, called mobs, which can include dozens of individuals from multiple families. Within the Zoo's mob, all of the Meerkats have been taking turns caring for the new pups, including the males. The pups are currently off-exhibit. 

Read more about the pups and see VIDEO of the rest of the mob enjoying their pumpkins at: http://bit.ly/1jX3P7O or ZooBorns.com
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On October 13th Toronto Zoo announced the birth of two Giant Panda cubs! The zoo excitedly reported that mom, Er Shun, and her twin cubs were doing well. The three will be living within the private maternity area, inside the Giant Panda House, for approximately four to five months. 

Giant Panda mothers are known for only looking after one cub at a time, so keepers are helping raise the twins using a method called ‘twin swapping’. One baby is left with the mother, and the keepers switch the twins every few hours, so each one gets care and milk directly from mom. Since the beginning, Er Shun has been demonstrating excellent maternal instincts.

At this time Zoo staff do not know the sex of the cubs and have not confirmed which panda is the father. It may be several months before they are able to determine either.

SEE VIDEO, more photos, and learn more about the care being given to the cubs at: http://bit.ly/1LEmFcF or ZooBorns.com
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The Oregon Zoo’s two new Caracal kittens are now 6 weeks old, and they have just begun to explore their outdoor habitat in the zoo’s Predators of the Serengeti area. 

Peggy and her kittens will have outdoor access, weather permitting, but keepers say they will be easy to miss. “They’ve spent a lot of time out of view of visitors so far,” said Beth Foster, the zoo’s lead Caracal Keeper. “The space is still new and unfamiliar to them, so they’ve been hiding a lot, taking things slowly and sticking close to mom.” Caracals are elusive animals by nature, and even the full-grown cats can be hard to glimpse.

Keepers recently voted to call the pair by the Sanskrit names Nandi (male) and Nisha (female). 

SEE VIDEO of the pair, see more photos, and read the rest of the article at: http://bit.ly/1GGvio2 or ZooBorns.com
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A six-week-old female Sumatran Orangutan, named Siska (born September 3 to mum, Subis), was given her new moniker after staff at Chester Zoo confirmed her gender.

Siska shares her name with a specialist Orangutan vet, from Indonesia, who first spotted the new baby clinging to her mum on the morning she was born at the zoo. Vet, Siska Sulistyo, who normally works in sanctuaries in South East Asia, has spent three months in Chester, UK, working alongside the zoo’s resident veterinary team, as part of an initiative to exchange knowledge and skills. 

The Sumatran Orangutan (Pongo abelii) is one of the two species of orangutans. They are found only on the island of Sumatra, in Indonesia and are classified as “Critically Endangered” on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. It’s estimated that less than 6,500 Sumatran Orangutans now remain in the wild.

SEE VIDEO and read more at: http://bit.ly/1H4BlNZ or ZooBorns.com
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Meet the fluffiest cubs in Chicago, plus see video of the Red Panda cubs' first day outdoors at +Lincoln Park Zoo at http://bit.ly/1O0QcB4 and at +ZooBorns 
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