Sep 1, 2009
A veterinarian carries the offspring of female panda Lin Hui at
Chiang Mai Zoo, north of Bangkok, July 2, 2009. Lin Hui, a female
panda on loan from China, gave birth to the baby panda in Thailand
on May 27 after being artificially inseminated with her partner’s
sperm for a second time.
This photo shows an adult emperor penguin with a
baby at an Antarctic breeding colony. Based on a
study of a colony of these aquatic flightless birds
at Terre Adelie, Antarctica, scientists say the
species could be pushed to the brink of extinction
by the end of this century due to the melting of
sea ice caused by global climate change. Emperor
penguins are the largest species of penguin. Emperor
penguins breed on Antarctic sea ice and dive from
the sea ice to feed on krill, fish and squid.
A two-month-old elephant enjoys a block of ice containing fruit
during Thailand’s National Elephant Day at Ayutthaya Elephant
Palace & Royal Kraal, 80 km (50 miles) north of Bangkok, March 13,
Two of three Jaguar newborn cubs are presented to the media at the
Tierpark zoo in Berlin, May 19, 2009. The three babies were born
on April 16 and named Atiero, Jumanes and Valdivia.(Xinhua/Reuters
Kamika, a newborn female White Bengal Tiger, is fed
with milk using a baby bottle at the Olemse zoo in
Olmen May 22, 2009. The cubs, born on May 12, 2009,
are not albinos but they only have black pigments as
compared to tigers which normally have red and black
pigmentations, according to a zoo official.
A four-week-old Timberland Wolf cub is held at the Wolf Science
Center of a wildlife park in the small Austrian village of Ernstbrunn,
around 54 kilometres north of Vienna, May 28, 2009.
A newborn lion cub yawns in Aalborg Zoo in northern Jutland, Denmark
May 28, 2009. A lioness gave birth to four cubs in a cave in the zoo’s
outdoor lion park.
Five-week-old Amur tiger cubs play with each other at the Highland
Wildlife Park near Kingussie, Scotland June 16, 2009.
A four-day young South American Sea Lion cub lies in its enclosure in
the Schjoenbrunn zoo in Vienna July 28, 2008. The cub was born in the
zoo on July 24, 2009.
A long-coated male chihuahua named "Love-kun" with a heart-shaped
pattern on his coat sleeps at Pucchin Dog’s shop in Odate, northern
Japan August 6, 2009. The three-day-old chihuahua was born on August 3,
2009 as a young brother of "Heart-kun" which also has same marks.
Baby Squirrel Monkey Loki clings to his stuffed duck after feeding
time at Taronga Zoo in Sydney January 19, 2006. Named Loki after
the Norse God of Mischief, the infant primate has been raised by
hand after his mother died soon after birth. Loki, native to South
America, is part of the Zoo’s breeding programme.
A harp seal pup lies with its mother on an ice floe at the Gulf of
St. Lawrence, Canada in this March 2, 2006 file photo.
A bottlenose dolphin baby swims with its mother at Barcelona’s Zoo
in this May 26, 2006 file photo. Dolphins may have big brains but
a South African-based scientist says lab rats and even goldfish can
A baby koala is seen atop its mother at the Tama Zoo Park in suburban
Tokyo January 28, 2007.
A worker from Rome’s Biopark zoo holds Testudo Kleinmanni hatchlings,
an endangered species also known as Egyptian tortoises, in Rome May 22,
A combination photo shows polar bear cubs (top to
bottom) Knut, Flocke and Wilbaer playing in their
zoo enclosures in Berlin December 5, 2007, in
Nuremburg April 8, 2008 and in Stuttgart April 16,
A young rhinoceros stands near his mother Betty in Berlin April 29,
2008. The baby was born two days ago and is presented to the media
and to the public for the first time at the Tierpark on Tuesday.