Still in the "Spot" Light
The cheetah cub siblings at the Safari Park's Ione and Paul Harter Animal Care Center continue to capture attention—and hearts. Their mother, Malana, was unable to care for the pair (and their two brothers), so they will be raised as ambassadors for their species. The little felines do not have names yet, but staff call them Pink (female) and Yellow (male) because of the colors of temporary ID markings put on their tails. Since their birth, the animal care team has been caring for them, bottle-feeding them a formula specifically designed for cheetahs, weighing them daily to monitor their health, and simulating the grooming that they would normally receive from their mother. As the cubs have grown, the bottle feedings have become less frequent, and the cubs are primarily eating formula mixed with meat out of a bowl. Guests visiting the Safari Park this month can see the cheetahs in the Animal Care Center nursery at Nairobi Station between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
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Whether you call them babirusas or "pig deer," as they're sometimes called in Indonesia, one look at the two piglets at the Zoo and you're sure to call them cute. The newest, as-yet-unnamed girls share an exhibit near Treetops Way on Tiger Trail with their mother, Mary-Kate; as well as their older sister, Cahaya, and the Zoo's other adult female babirusa, Fig, and her daughters, Sula and Wesi.
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Subira's Baby Boy
Subira the okapi is doing her part to bolster the population of her species—she gave birth to a male calf late last month. His name is Elombe. It means "brave one" in Lingala, a Bantu language, spoken throughout the Democratic Republic of the Congo, homeland of okapis. The striped new arrival possesses a curious nature and courageous personality. As adorable as the baby is, he's not quite ready for his public debut—over the next few weeks, animal care staff will keep Subira and her newborn in a separate maternity area at the back of their habitat. This will give Subira the necessary space to learn how to take care of her newborn and provide her calf an opportunity to acclimate to his home.
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