AKRON, Ohio – The Akron Zoo is holding a naming contest for its new white-cheeked gibbon infant. The contest, presented by Akron Children’s Hospital, runs Wednesday, Jan. 12 – Wednesday, Jan. 26. The public can vote on a name at akronzoo.org/naming-contest.
The five names are gender-neutral as the sex of the baby is unknown at this time. Gibbon infants cling to their mothers for the first few months, and zoo staff is hands-off with the baby. The names choices are Lolani, Keo, Kanoa, Rou and Jinzi.
It’s a busy time of year at Sydney’s Taronga Wildlife Hospital. The Taronga Veterinary Team have received an influx of native wildlife requiring care, treatment and rehabilitation. One such patient is a boobook owl chick that was found on the ground in Dearin Reserve, Newport.
The little owl was in good health when it was spotted by a member of the public a few weeks ago, who then alerted a local wildlife rescue organisation. Because the owl was on its own and too young to care for and feed itself it was brought to Taronga Wildlife Hospital.
Two Senegal galagos have been born at Amersfoort Zoo. “The two young monkeys are doing well”, animal caretaker Christel Broekman tells. “Galagos are native to the forested areas and savannas from Senegal to Somalia and Tanzania. The monkeys can now mainly be found with their mother, but they will soon discover their habitat one step at a time. Then we can also determine their gender.”
Birthday Boy Tai was born in ZOO Ljubljana, Slovenia, on January 18 2021. He just celebrated his first birthday! Zookeepers made a special fruit cake for him and surprised him with presents. His family, who helped him eat the treats and open the gifts, belongs to the western chimpanzee subspecies, a critically endangered subspecies of chimpanzee. This is why he was named Tai — after the national park on the Ivory Coast where western chimpanzees live. He is very curious and adores his older sister, Leona, who is 5 years old. She loves to carry him around, play with him and teach him new things.
Paradise Wildlife Park is excited to announce the birth of an endangered African Penguin chick and there’s no better reason to smile this Blue Monday as they couldn’t be any cuter!
On the morning of 20th December, our bird keepers arrived to discover the newest addition to our penguin colony snuggled under the feathers of their parents Albert and Akiki. The chick has grown strong and healthy since birth under the careful watchful eye of its parents and the bird-keeping team. With the vet coming in soon for the first weight check, we are sure it will be a healthy number for sure!
Seeing double! Conservationists at Chester Zoo are celebrating the birth of two baby mandrills – the first of their kind to be born at the zoo in more than a decade.
Chester Zoo is celebrating the birth of not one but two baby mandrills.
The precious primates entered the world just five weeks apart and are the first of their kind to be born at the zoo in more than a decade.
The first to arrive was born to 10-year-old mum Brio, providing her with her first taste of parenthood, with the second infant arriving to more experienced mum, Obi (17). The new babies are half siblings and share the same dad, Kamau (11).
Mandrills are listed as vulnerable on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List of threatened species, with numbers in the wild having declined significantly in recent years.
A baby Bornean Orangutan was born on August 4 in the outdoor habitat at Bioparc Fuengirola. At the time of its birth, it was the only baby born in the European orangutan conservation program during the previous 12 months.
Bioparc Fuengirola has been collaborating in the conservation of the Borneo orangutan since 2001. Once again, Suli, who had her first calf in 2016, proves to be a good mother. From day one, visitors who come to learn about rainforest life at Bioparc can observe the group of Borneo orangutans at the facility with the new family member. They may also enjoy the games and pirouettes of Saba, another small orangutan, with whom, very soon, the baby will begin to play.
Eat, sleep, repeat... There are currently three zoo-born pelicans among the Tierpark Berlin Brown Pelicans. Amazingly, the little ones are being raised together in one nest. Typically, only one or two young are raised successfully. The triplets hatched around Christmas time last year. The pelican family are on view year around at the zoo.
Here comes Omo - Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's loveable toothless wonder! The Colorado Springs Zoo's Keepers say their 5-month-old hippo calf has started growing tiny tusks. They still have quite a bit of growing to do before they reach his mom, Zambezi, or dad, Biko's, size. Keepers say right now his tusks are about the size of Tic Tacs!