Two rare reptile species native to two delicate island ecosystems—the Black Tree Monitor (shown above), native to the Aru Islands off the coast of Papua New Guinea; and the Mossy Leaf-tailed Gecko, native to Madagascar—have reproduced at the San Diego Zoo and offer hope for two little-known, yet important species. Learn more at ZooBorns.com and at http://www.zooborns.com/zooborns/2016/09/reptile-hatchings-at-san-diego-zoo-boost-rare-species.html
zoo's should only be used as rehab/hospitals - not full of animals that have been abused by trapping, abused during shipping, and even if the zoo doesn't physically abuse them locked in a cell is mental abuse for anyone...
A Malayan Tapir calf, named Solo, has taken his first steps outside at Chester Zoo. Solo, born July 11, was named after the longest river on the Indonesian island of Java. Zoo staff reports that he ‘reveled’ in his very first outdoor adventure, under the watchful eyes of his mum Margery.
A Miniature Pig named Jolly became a first time mother on August 14, at Zoo Basel. Jolly gave birth to eight wiggly Piglets: four males and four females. Despite her lack of experience, Jolly’s instincts have been spot-on, and she is a very attentive mother. 1