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Two energetic Northern Cheetah cubs turned 4 months yesterday at Chester Zoo in England. The pair, born April 4, are a male and a female. The zoo says that the two cubs are starting to develop their own personalities, as they climb tree stumps and bounce after one another. Team Manager of Carnivores, Dave Hall, said: “They’re very, very playful and a real handful for mum. But she’s exceptionally good with them and doing a great job of bringing them up.”
To learn about this pair and about Cheetah conservation, and to see more photos, visit ZooBorns!
The UK’s Paradise Wildlife Park announced the birth three Tenrec babies! Born to mom Maisy on the 10th of July, these prickly little balls look a lot like Hedgehogs… but are, in fact, completely unrelated! They have simply evolved the same method of defense, which is to roll up in a ball so that predators are met with only their outer coat of prickles. This is called convergent evolution, a process by which organisms not closely related independently evolve to have similar traits as a result of having to adapt to similar environments or ecological niches.
Visit ZooBorns to learn about Tenrecs and see more photos!
Few species can boast a 6-foot tall week-old infant, but the Rothschild’s Giraffe is certainly one of them! Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo welcomed the addition of a towering Rothschild’s Giraffe calf on the evening of August 6. Born to first-time mom Olivia, the calf was already 5 and a half feet tall at birth. The calf, a male, can expect to grow to between 16-18 feet by the time he reaches adulthood.
Visit ZooBorns for photos, a video, and to learn about the tall calf!
An Ocelot kitten born at the Cameron Park Zoo is being called a “miracle baby” because it was born to a mother who was beyond the known breeding age for Ocelots.
See more photos of this little miracle at Zooborns
What has four eyes, two tails and the tiniest fingers you’ve ever seen? A pair of Grey Mouse Lemurs! The Duke Lemur Center welcomed twins, a male named Filbert and a female named Scuppernong, on June 18th. At birth, they were no longer than an inch from nose to the base of the tail and weighed about .2 ounces (5 grams).
See more of the twins at Zooborns