Zookeepers at ZSL London Zoo have shared the first footage of a triply exciting arrival – three Critically Endangered Sumatran tiger cubs, born on Monday 27th June.
Six baby Barbary macaques have arrived at Trentham Monkey Forest and have been welcomed into the world by the other members of the troop.
Keepers at ZSL London Zoo have shared the first images of an adorable baby porcupine – known as a porcupette – born in front of amazed visitors at the zoo in March. Parents Hettie and Henning welcomed the baby cape porcupine (Hystrix africaeaustralis) as it entered the world to an audience of delighted families on a fun day […]
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) has announced the arrival of two tiny endangered Northern rockhopper penguin chicks at Edinburgh Zoo. Keepers at the wildlife conservation charity are delighted to welcome the first chicks of the breeding season and are hopeful gentoo penguin eggs will begin hatching in the coming weeks.
One of the world’s most endangered primates has been born at Chester Zoo. The rare baby cotton-top tamarin monkey arrived to first time parents Treat (3) and Leo (5), measuring just 10cm from head to tail and weighing a mere 40g.
Expert vets and keepers at Highland Wildlife Park in Scotland have announced that the UK’s youngest polar bear cub, born in December 2021, is a boy. Mum Victoria previously gave birth to Hamish, the UK’s first polar bear cub in 25 years, in December 2017. The wildlife conservation charity confirmed the three-month-old cub is male […]
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) has announced the birth of a tiny polar bear cub at Highland Wildlife Park, near Aviemore. Staff at the wildlife conservation charity were delighted when they first heard the distinct high-pitched cub sounds coming from the den but say the coming months are crucial.
The newest addition to ZSL London Zoo is an adorable baby two-toed sloth who surprised keepers by being born unexpectedly quickly on Sunday 24th October. During their morning rounds, zookeepers had arrived early to check on pregnant sloth Marilyn, who was snuggled up peacefully in her den with no baby in sight. When they returned […]
Africa Alive in Suffolk has announced the arrival of a new cheetah cub – the first to be born at the wildlife park in ten years.
Blackpool Zoo has announced the arrival of its first red panda cubs in over a decade, with not one, but TWO news babies to celebrate – just in time for International Red Panda Day! Keepers were delighted to find the adorable new arrivals – a boy and a girl – nestled together shortly after their […]
West Midland Safari Park is celebrating the birth of its fourth southern white rhino in five years. Third-time-mum, Ailsa, gave birth to the male rhino calf during the early hours of 24th May, following a pregnancy of 16 months. Under the watchful eye of eleven-year-old mum, the little one was given a brief health check by […]
A tiny endangered pygmy hippo calf has been born at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo – arriving just in time for the wildlife conservation charity to reopen its gates to visitors.
An adorable mouse deer has been born at Bristol Zoo Gardens. The tiny new arrival may appear to have long legs, but at only 8 inches high stands no taller than a pencil! The delicate lesser Malayan mouse deer, whose gender is not yet known, was born to first-time mother Brienne (7), and father Jorah […]
A rare Rothschild’s giraffe has been born at Chester Zoo with video footage capturing the incredible moment the new calf entered the world. Born to mum Orla at 3am on 3rd March, CCTV images clearly show the young male landing onto soft straw as he makes a journey of two metres to the ground. Already […]
A tiny western lowland gorilla has been born at Bristol Zoo Gardens – to the delight of keepers who welcomed the new baby just days before Christmas. Arriving in the early hours of 22nd December, the new gorilla is the second to be born at the Zoo in less than six months and great news […]
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo welcomed a six-foot-tall giraffe calf to the world last week on what staff are calling a ‘day of hope’. The female calf, born to mum Luna following a 15-month gestation period, arrived during the early hours of Tuesday 8th December – the same day the first COVID-19 vaccine was given to 90-year-old Margaret Keenan. In recognition of the […]
The arrival of a critically endangered rhino calf born at Chester Zoo last month is being celebrated by conservationists around the globe. New mum Ema Elsa gave birth to the female eastern black rhino on 29th October, following a 15-month-long pregnancy, with the zoo’s CCTV cameras capturing the incredible moment the little one arrived. With […]
Oni the okapi, who featured in last week’s ITV documentary, London Zoo: An Extraordinary Year, has delighted zookeepers by giving birth to a healthy baby girl. The second-time mum went into labour late on Sunday 20th September before giving birth to the adorable calf – given the name ‘Ede’ by zookeepers – the following morning. Dedicated keepers kept a watchful eye overnight on CCTV as Oni went into labour, before tiny hooves and stripy legs began to emerge 12 hours later. The wide-eyed calf took its first wobbly steps within minutes and […]
The newest addition to the rhino family at Cotswold Wildlife Park is D’ora – the seventh white rhino calf to be born at the park in fifty years and the fourth breeding success for parents Monty and Nancy. The seven-week-old is proving to be a high-spirited addition to the “crash” – the collective noun for a […]
A two-toed baby sloth named Truffle is the newest arrival at ZSL London Zoo. Native to the rainforests of South America, sloths are famous for being slow-moving. However, eager to make an appearance, Truffle surprised keepers by arriving a few weeks earlier than expected. Born to parents Marilyn and Leander on Thursday 13th August, the […]
Staffordshire’s Trentham Monkey Forest welcomed four very special arrivals recently, just ahead of reopening their doors to visitors today, Thursday 25th of June. Four baby macaques – 2 girls and 2 boys – were born during lockdown while the forest was closed. Now the gates are open, lucky visitors will get the chance to see the […]
Last month proved a busy one for RZSS Highland Wildlife Park as staff welcomed 14 new arrivals to the wildlife conservation charity in Scotland while on lockdown. Births included two forest reindeer calves, seven Turkmenian markhor kids, one Bukhara deer calf, three Japanese macaque babies, and one Przewalski’s horse foal – with more expected soon! […]
A critically endangered Western chimpanzee has been born at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo. The yet to be named female is only the second chimpanzee to be born in Scotland for over 20 years. Mum Heleen was rescued from a research laboratory in the Netherlands before being brought to the zoo in 2010. This is the second birth for […]
The birth of a critically endangered Eastern black rhino is being celebrated at Folly Farm in Pembrokeshire with this the first to be born in Wales. Six-year-old mum Dakima gave birth to a healthy male calf on January 16th, following a 15-month pregnancy, with the new arrival one of only 40 Eastern black rhino to […]
Keepers at ZSL London Zoo are celebrating the Christmas arrival of a baby tamandua. This is the third pup for mum Ria who welcomed her newborn, along with dad Tobi, on Friday 13th December following a 150-day pregnancy. ZSL keeper Steve Goodwin said: “We’ve all been waiting excitedly for the baby’s arrival so when Ria […]
Midlands-based Twycross Zoo is celebrating the birth of two baby monkeys from critically-endangered species. The yet to be named new-borns – a black-headed spider monkey and a northern white-cheeked gibbon – are welcome news for the conservation of each species and the successful breeding programme at the zoo. Both babies are doing very well under the […]