Zoo America Welcomes New Additions: Baby Bobcats

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Zoo america is now home to three adorable baby bobcats. Born on May 5, the babies were given the signature names “Kit Kat,” “Reese” and “Hershey.” Playful and curious, these kittens are very entertaining to watch.

Born on May 5, the babies were given the signature names “Kit Kat,” “Reese” and “Hershey.” Playful and curious, these kittens are very entertaining to watch. The baby bobcats cannot always be found rolling around in the public viewing area of their habitat, as they are sometimes in their den with their mother, Kira, for feeding and care. Kira came to ZooAmerica last summer from Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange, N.J. The bobcat family lives in the Eastern Woodlands area of the Zoo.
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LA Zoo Gerenuk Looking Other-Worldly

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Gerenuks are shy, slight creatures. When threatened or preyed upon, a gerenuk may stand very still behind a bush or a tree and slowly creep away with its head lowered, or gallop toward a place of safety. Although these antelopes are not particularly fast, they are difficult to chase because they dart in, around, and between the desert bushes and trees. These photos were taken at the LA Zoo just days ago.

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Oregon's Orphaned Cougar Baby

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Last month, a cougar cub was discovered in Klamaath Falls, Oregon. Residing temporarily in the care of the Oregon Zoo, the cub is preparing for a move to his new home at The Northeastern Wisconsin Zoo. Here, puma expert Michelle Schireman is seen yesterday, caring for the young cougar.

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Oregon's Orphaned Cougar Baby

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Last month, a cougar cub was discovered in Klamaath Falls, Oregon. Residing temporarily in the care of the Oregon Zoo, the cub is preparing for a move to his new home at The Northeastern Wisconsin Zoo. Here, puma expert Michelle Schireman is seen yesterday, caring for the young cougar.

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What's an Agouti?

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Kind of like a guinea pig, but with longer legs, agoutis range between Central and South America and some of the nearby islands. This baby Brazilian agouti was born January 11, 2009 at the the LA Zoo. These rodents are remarkable for their ability to jump up to six feet straight up from a standstill.

Agoutis tend to eat fallen fruits and nuts as well as succulent plants. One of the few animals capable of breaking open the pods of the Brazil nut tree, they have a symbiotic relationship with the tree. After they open the pods, agoutis bury the extra nuts over a wide area. The seeds that aren’t later retrieved by the agoutis for food will grow into new trees.

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What's an Agouti?

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Kind of like a guinea pig, but with longer legs, agoutis range between Central and South America and some of the nearby islands. This baby Brazilian agouti was born January 11, 2009 at the the LA Zoo. These rodents are remarkable for their ability to jump up to six feet straight up from a standstill.

Agoutis tend to eat fallen fruits and nuts as well as succulent plants. One of the few animals capable of breaking open the pods of the Brazil nut tree, they have a symbiotic relationship with the tree. After they open the pods, agoutis bury the extra nuts over a wide area. The seeds that aren’t later retrieved by the agoutis for food will grow into new trees.

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