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By Nick Enoch PUBLISHED: 10:54 GMT, 20 March 2012 | UPDATED: 14:13 GMT, 20 March 2012 It's not the usual thing you'd expect to find in a kitchen - but these orphaned baby owls seemed right at home as they nestled in two cups. The feathered pair were clearly having a hoot after moving into the home of their wildlife park keeper, Jimmy Robinson. The six-week-old burrowing owlets, nicknamed Linford and Christie, were hatched in an incubator, and are now being hand-reared by Jimmy - who works at Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire - and are given 24-hour care.
June 2, 2007 at 10:54 pm thinkingshift How cute is this? to kick-start our week, here’s a photo of Indah, a jet black eight-week old baby binturong, a species of civet usually found in the forests of South East Asia. Indah is the first binturong bred in captivity at Taronga Park Zoo (Sydney, Australia) since the species went on display there in the 1950s. Binturongs are tree-dwelling nocturnal animals and often called bearcats due to their bear-like faces. Indah looks like a cross between a kitten, a cute cuddly toy and a bear cub to me.
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This Sumatran Tiger cub, born at the San Francisco Zoo on February 10 to mother Leanne, has had its first vet check this week... and it was determined that it’s a girl! To minimally interrupt mother-cub bonding, the exam was done in less than 5 minutes, revealing that the five-week-old is in excellent health and thriving under her mother’s care. And since this is a solo cub and there is no competition for milk, the baby has a nice big belly and weighed in at 8 pounds. Her next exam will take place around April 10, when she is 8 weeks old. The Sumatran tiger ( Panthera tigris ) is classified as Critically Endangered by IUCN and is on Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
By Daily Mail Reporter Created 12:10 PM on 6th October 2009 With their wrinkled little snouts, tiny trotters and oversized ears, they are irresistibly cute. But while these micro pigs may be minuscule, their price tag is anything but. In exchange for up to £700, owners take home a pet which weighs just 9oz at birth and is the size of a tea cup. Cute: Tiny pigs the size of tea cups are the latest pet craze sweeping across Britain
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Civets are small, lithe-bodied, mostly arboreal mammals native to the tropics of Africa and Asia. The Owston's Palm Civet is a civet that lives in the forests and wooded lowland river basins of northern Vietnam, northern Laos, and southern China. These beautiful cubs are part of a conservation breeding programme at Newquay Zoo in Cornwall which also directly supports an overseas conservation project in the civets native home of Vietnam.
Sometimes animals in captivity will reject their young. There are a variety of reasons why they might do this, including the fact that they simply might never have had the chance to learn how to take care of their offspring as they would have in the wild. Here are six examples of baby animals that had to face the world alone… until a helping human stepped in to become ‘mom’.