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Baby Orangutans From Saint Louis Zoo And Columbus Zoo And Aquarium Exchange Valentines

Forest has his eye on a cutie! New baby Sumatran orangutan Forest at the Saint Louis Zoo exchanged special Valentine's Day enrichment with Clementine, a beautiful 3-month-old Bornean orangutan at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. These long-distance valentines were born less than a month apart and are much-loved additions to their zoo families. 

Clementine gifted 2-month-old Forest with a heart-shaped box full of her namesake fruit, frozen treats and a giant love note. Since Forest is still so young, his mother Rubih and father Cinta enjoyed the surprise for him. 

Not to be outdone, Forest sent his own love note addressed to "My Darling, Clementine” along with a bouquet of edible flowers, acacia, bottle tree branches and banana leaves that Clementine looked over curiously while clinging to mom.


Double Trouble at Belfast Zoo as Endangered Species Welcomes Two New Babies  

Staff at Belfast Zoo are overjoyed at the birth of two babies in their resident François’ Langur family group.

François’ Langurs are a medium-sized primate that can be found in the forests of Southeast Asia from south-eastern China to northern Vietnam. This leaf-eating monkey species is listed as Endangered with only an estimated 2000 individuals left in the wild, which makes the new arrivals more precious.

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Newborn Chimpanzee: First Images in the Equatorial Jungle of BIOPARC Valencia

January 2024. First images of the newborn chimpanzee in the equatorial jungle of BIOPARC Valencia. The process is progressing very positively, and the upbringing is proceeding normally. The pleasant temperatures allow the newborn to be observed in the outdoor area, visible to visitors. The Valencia park houses the largest group in Spain of the endangered subspecies Pan troglodytes verus and plays a crucial role in the European conservation program. Additionally, the BIOPARC Foundation collaborates with the Jane Goodall Institute in the preservation of this species in Africa. More information: www.bioparcvalencia.es

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BIOPARC Valencia Announces the Joyful Birth of a Chimpanzee

BIOPARC Valencia houses the largest group in Spain of the subspecies Pan troglodytes verus, critically endangered, and plays a crucial role in the European conservation program for this species. In addition, the BIOPARC Foundation collaborates with the Jane Goodall Institute in the preservation of this species in Africa. The "baby" was born in the early hours of the day, and the development is progressing very favorably.

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Critically Endangered Gorilla Born at London Zoo

Conservation zoo celebrates precious addition to breeding programme for threatened gorilla subspecies

London Zoo has welcomed a critically endangered western lowland gorilla infant, after a speedy 17-minute labour.

The tiny infant was born at the conservation zoo to mum Mjukuu at 9:34am on Wednesday 17 January 2024, following an approximately eight-and-a-half-month long pregnancy.

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Meet Siska the Baby Sumatran Orangutan!

Berani, you ARE the father! Since legendary talk show host, Maury Povich, announced her paternity a few weeks ago, the internet is going APE for baby Siska and the entire Denver Zoo Sumatran orangutan family. Come meet the adorable viral sensation in person and learn more about Denver’s Critically Endangered orangutans! 🦧 🧡 Get your tickets now: https://denverzoo.org/visit/


Catching Up with 4-month-old Alizeti

Sedgwick County Zoo excitedly welcomed a new member of the chimpanzee troop – a baby girl born August 20. Her name is Alizeti which means “sunflower” in Swahili.

Chimpanzee Chuckie gave birth in the presence of the troop during the early morning hours. The animal care team at SCZ observed mom and baby for a short time before coming to the conclusion that Chuckie was not exhibiting appropriate maternal behavior. In order to give Alizeti the best chance of survival, the team made the life-saving decision to remove her from the troop and provide human-assisted rearing during this first crucial stage of her development.

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Orangutan Born at Gladys Porter Zoo

Brownsville, Texas (August 8, 2023) – Gladys Porter Zoo staff are thrilled to announce that Dodie, the Zoo’s 46-year-old Sumatran orangutan, gave birth to a healthy baby girl on July 19 at 3:00 a.m. Both mom and baby are doing well. Presently, they can be seen together on exhibit between 9:00 and 10:30 am.  Their time outdoors will be gradually increased as the newborn adapts to outdoor temperatures.   

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