Posts Tagged ‘Zoo’

The Toronto Zoo’s New Polar Bear Cub

February 24th, 2012 No comments

The Toronto Zoo’s newest ursine attraction, a 14-week-old polar bear cub, recently made his debut.

The cub – to be named via an online contest sponsored by the zoo – had a rough start to life when his mother rejected him and two other siblings at birth. He was the only survivor from his litter.

Now weighing a healthy 17 kilograms, the baby bear will live in a specially designed enclosure in the zoo’s Tundra Park before being re-introduced to his mother, father and aunt.

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Baby Ocelot Kittens

February 25th, 2011 No comments

Ocelot babies are 50% forehead but 100% cute.

Cute baby ocelot kittens, 5 weeks old, examined by zookeepers at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. Five weeks of age.

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Baby Otters Learn How To Swim

November 9th, 2010 No comments

 That is quite possibly the cutest thing I have ever seen in my entire life. Those little birds chirping sounds they make are way cutetastic!

Two baby otters at Longleat are being taught to swim in a paddling pool – by the keeper they think is their mum.

Deputy Head of Section at Animal Adventure, Beverley Allen, is rearing the infants and has bottle-fed the cute pair since they were born.

The pair, named Sumalee and Kasem, are now being taught to swim ready to return to their birth parents. As Beverley explained “I started off putting them in the sink with a little bit of water when they were about nine weeks old. Then they progressed to my bath, where I could make the water a bit deeper to let them practice their breathing. Now they’re splashing around quite happily in a paddling pool, with a few toys to encourage them to play.”

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