Kiara, the World’s First Liliger

by Patchen on September 20, 2012

From YouTube user Beanyman62News: A zoo in Siberia has become home to the world’s first Liliger.

Kiara’s father is an African lion, and her mother is a liger – a cross between a lion and a tiger.

Tasmanian Devil Joeys

by Patchen on September 17, 2012

From YouTube user Taronga Sydney: Taronga’s Tasmanian Devil Keepers got their first hands-on check today of three little Tasmanian Devil joeys, the first to be born at Taronga this breeding season.

Sumatran Tiger Cub

by Patchen on September 14, 2012

“Jaya, an endangered Sumatran tiger at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, gave birth to a three-pound male cub on August 22.

Zoological staff separated the cub from his mother a few days after birth because he wasn’t getting enough milk, was dehydrated and his temperature was low. He’s now thriving and visitors have the chance to see him on exhibit this weekend!

The cub’s parents, Jaya and Malosi, are both in the rotation of tigers placed on exhibit each day in the zoo’s Asian Forest Sanctuary.

All are critically endangered Sumatran tigers, and births in zoos are extremely rare. They are native to the island of Sumatra; an estimated 300 Sumatran tigers remain in the wild.”

This slice of cute is brought to us from: Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

Cheetah Cub vs Puppy

by Patchen on September 12, 2012

She squeaks!

From YouTube user CincinnatiZooTube: Savanna, the cheetah cub and Max, her new puppy playmate have some fun in the small yard at the Zoo’s Cheetah Encounter. The two will grow up together as Max provides a fun play partner. Dogs and cheetahs are very similar, the two will bond and as the two of them grow up they will be friends. The Zoo has several pairs of cheetahs and dogs.

Panda Cub’s First Check up

by Patchen on September 6, 2012

From YouTube user SDZoo: Our giant panda cub received its first exam on August 23, 2012. The quick, 3-minute exam allowed staff just enough time to determine that the cub is healthy, thriving and weighs 1.5 pounds. Vets were able to listen to the cub’s heart and lungs – which sounded good – but were not able to determine the sex.

Savanna the Cheetah Cub

by Patchen on August 28, 2012

From YouTube user CincinnatiZooTube: Savanna has to be hand raised because she couldn’t be cared for by her mom. This makes her a perfect fit for the Cat Ambassador Program where our cheetahs get to run on a regular basis. We’ll follow Savanna through her training.

Nellie the Sea Otter Stacks Cups

by Patchen on August 23, 2012

From YouTube user PtDefianceZoo1: Nellie is a well-trained sea otter at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma, Washington. Watch her practice a special cup stacking enrichment and demonstrate trained behaviors with her pal, Abra.

Cheetah Cub Being Bottle Fed

by Patchen on August 9, 2012

From YouTube user CincinnatiZooTube: A three-week-old, female African cheetah cub, named Savanna is now on exhibit in the Cincinnati Zoo’s Nursery. She was born at the Zoo’s regional cheetah breeding facility in Clermont County on June 22, but she had to be moved to the Zoo’s Nursery after her mother, Lucy, (this is her first litter) could not provide adequate care. In an effort to get the cub back up to speed, Zoo Nursery keepers are bottle feeding the cub six times a day, every 2.5 hours

Baby Klipspringer

by Patchen on August 3, 2012

Fun fact: The klipspringer is a small species of African antelope. It’s name translates to “rock jumper” in Dutch.

This slice of cute is brought to us from: Flickr user sdpalladio

Lejon the Dog Adopts Jojo the White Lion Cub

by Patchen on August 1, 2012

A two year old Pointer mix, Lejon, has adopted a three week old white lion cub, Jojo. They are best buddies since meeting at the Safari Park in Stukenbrock in Germany. Jojo was rejected shortly after birth by his mother. He was initially separated from her because of a belly button infection, and when caretakers tried to reunite mother and son, she shunned him. But not to worry! He’s in good paws with Lejon :)

This slice of cute is brought to us from: Daily Mail