Zoo Births

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Unique Critically Endangered Red-Headed Vulture Hatches at Italian Zoo

August 10, 2020

A red-headed vulture chick (Sarcogyps calvus) hatched at Parco Natura Viva earlier this year - only chick of this critically endangered species to hatch in zoos world-wide. This species is rare in the wild, and difficult to study, and therefore the data and expertise obtained by this zoo is invaluable for the conservation of this species.

Extinct-in-the-Wild Micronesian Kingfisher Hatches at San Antonio Zoo

July 17, 2020

Hard work pays off! San Antonio Zoo has successfully hatched a Micronesian kingfisher for the first time in five years! This species is originally from the island of Guam but it is extinct in the wild, and there is only about 140 of them in human care... Congratulations to the team behind this fantastic achievement!

Australasia's First Breeding of Goliath Bird Eater Tarantula Achieved at Wellington Zoo!

May 03, 2020

In an Australasia's first, and for the first time in 20 years, Wellington Zoo has successfully bred the Goliath birdeater tarantula, the largest arachnid in the world!

Europe's First Successful Breeding of Fairy Penguins Just Occurred at Weymouth Aquarium

March 09, 2020

In an Europe's first, six fairy penguins hatched at Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park! The aquarium's fairy penguin colony came from Australia, after the sanctuary that housed them closed in 2018.

San Antonio Zoo Breeds Threatened Salamander Species in a World's First

March 08, 2020

In a world's first, San Antonio Zoo has successfully bred the threatened reticulated flatwoods salamander. The zoo has been working on breeding this species for over 10 years, and this is an important milestone for their conservation, as only two to three populations are known to remain in the wild.

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