October 19, 2012

Baby tapir saved at birth by mouth-to-snout resuscitation

Staff at the Denver Zoo saved the life of a Malayan tapir calf when they took extraordinary efforts during a recent birthing.
Rinny, the zoo’s female tapir, was having trouble while giving birth to a calf last month and a staffer freed the newborn from the mother’s amniotic sac. After successfully helping to extract the calf, zoo members aided the newborn by performing “mouth to snout rescue breaths,” the zoo said in a media release Friday.
The zoo released a 90-second video of the dramatic rescue, included in the link above.

June 19, 2012
A leopard cub, a member of a critically endangered species, born at the Denver Zoo this spring can now be seen by the public.
Until now, Makar, an Amur leopard, has been kept behind the scenes with his mother, Dazma, but veterinarians just gave the go ahead for the cub to be viewed at the zoo’s Feline Building. 
Amur leopards are nearly extinct in the wild, with a small number — less than 40 — remaining in eastern Russia. 

A leopard cub, a member of a critically endangered species, born at the Denver Zoo this spring can now be seen by the public.

Until now, Makar, an Amur leopard, has been kept behind the scenes with his mother, Dazma, but veterinarians just gave the go ahead for the cub to be viewed at the zoo’s Feline Building. 

Amur leopards are nearly extinct in the wild, with a small number — less than 40 — remaining in eastern Russia. 

(Source: denverpost.com`)

April 6, 2012

If you think all cats are afraid of water, meet Maliha.

The Denver Zoo is adding a species of cat to its roster, a 5-year-old “fishing cat” named Maliha, according to a zoo media release.

Prionailurus viverrinus — fishing cat — is a cat species scattered throughout southwest India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Malaysia, Thailand, Sumatra, Java and Pakistan. They live primarily in wetland areas like swamps, marshes and densely vegetated areas along rivers and streams.

December 11, 2011
Animal photo of the week
A baby elephant walks throuh its enclosure at the Tierpark Hellabrunn zoo in Munich, Germany, Dec. 9, 2011. The animal was born at the zoo three months ago. Photo by Andreas Gebert, AFP/Getty Images.
More photos and slideshows on the Denver Post MediaCenter

Animal photo of the week

A baby elephant walks throuh its enclosure at the Tierpark Hellabrunn zoo in Munich, Germany, Dec. 9, 2011. The animal was born at the zoo three months ago. Photo by Andreas Gebert, AFP/Getty Images.

More photos and slideshows on the Denver Post MediaCenter

August 24, 2011
Animal Photo of the Day
Bolivian squirrel monkeys gather around a toy soccer ball during a photocall at London Zoo in central London, on August 18, 2011. The zoo has a total of 22 squirrel monkeys, with one adult male ‘Bounty’ having fathered eleven offspring.
(AFP PHOTO/BEN STANSALL)

Animal Photo of the Day

Bolivian squirrel monkeys gather around a toy soccer ball during a photocall at London Zoo in central London, on August 18, 2011. The zoo has a total of 22 squirrel monkeys, with one adult male ‘Bounty’ having fathered eleven offspring.

(AFP PHOTO/BEN STANSALL)

(Source: The Denver Post)

August 12, 2011
Animal Photo of the Day
 
Two of the largest rodents in the world are roaming part of the Denver Zoo as “welcome guests.”
Rodrigo and Gabriella, brother and sister capybaras, are now living  in the Tropical Discovery exhibit, zoo officials said in a news release  Thursday.
The two were born Feb. 17 and came to Denver from the Buffalo Zoo in New York.
Capybaras, the largest rodents in the world, thrive in central and  South America. They spend some time on land, but their webbed toes and  the orientation of their eyes, nostrils and ears — located near top of  their heads — make them agile swimmers. Thus their name, which is Greek  for “water pig.”
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Animal Photo of the Day

Two of the largest rodents in the world are roaming part of the Denver Zoo as “welcome guests.”

Rodrigo and Gabriella, brother and sister capybaras, are now living in the Tropical Discovery exhibit, zoo officials said in a news release Thursday.

The two were born Feb. 17 and came to Denver from the Buffalo Zoo in New York.

Capybaras, the largest rodents in the world, thrive in central and South America. They spend some time on land, but their webbed toes and the orientation of their eyes, nostrils and ears — located near top of their heads — make them agile swimmers. Thus their name, which is Greek for “water pig.”

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August 11, 2011
Animal Photo of the Day
A newly born Indian rhinoceros cub and its mother Betty take a bath in a  mud hole at the Tierpark Zoo in Berlin, Friday, Aug. 5, 2011.
(photo by Markus Schreiber/AP)

Animal Photo of the Day

A newly born Indian rhinoceros cub and its mother Betty take a bath in a mud hole at the Tierpark Zoo in Berlin, Friday, Aug. 5, 2011.

(photo by Markus Schreiber/AP)

(Source: The Denver Post)

July 15, 2011
Big, flightless bird escapes pen at Denver Zoo
A cassowary, a large, flightless bird native to Australia, escaped its enclosure this afternoon at the Denver Zoo.  
The front entrance to the zoo has been closed as a safety protocol.
"They’re large in size," Barnhart said of the bird. "We are definitely taking every precaution."
UPDATE: The cassowary has been caught and is in custody.

Big, flightless bird escapes pen at Denver Zoo

A cassowary, a large, flightless bird native to Australia, escaped its enclosure this afternoon at the Denver Zoo. 

The front entrance to the zoo has been closed as a safety protocol.

"They’re large in size," Barnhart said of the bird. "We are definitely taking every precaution."

UPDATE: The cassowary has been caught and is in custody.

June 23, 2011
weatherbird:

abcworldnews:

New York’s Central Park Zoo has successfully hatched eight critically endangered Chinese merganser ducklings — a first for any North American zoo. The eight ducklings were hatched, April 26, 2011. The zoo has two breeding pairs of Chinese mergansers, a species of sea duck found in eastern Asia. (Judith Wolfe © WCS)

Baby ducks!

weatherbird:

abcworldnews:

New York’s Central Park Zoo has successfully hatched eight critically endangered Chinese merganser ducklings — a first for any North American zoo. The eight ducklings were hatched, April 26, 2011. The zoo has two breeding pairs of Chinese mergansers, a species of sea duck found in eastern Asia. (Judith Wolfe © WCS)

Baby ducks!

March 31, 2011
producermatthew:

The Bronx Zoo has found its missing cobra, WNYW reports. As of 2:55pm, the cobra had not commented on its Twitter page. Officials are planning a 4:00pm EDT press conference to discuss the discovery of the cobra. The snake’s condition is currently unknown. [Photo: New York Daily News]

producermatthew:

The Bronx Zoo has found its missing cobra, WNYW reports. As of 2:55pm, the cobra had not commented on its Twitter page. Officials are planning a 4:00pm EDT press conference to discuss the discovery of the cobra. The snake’s condition is currently unknown. [Photo: New York Daily News]

(Source: matthewkeys)

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