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May 2016
Camel Calf

The male calf was born after a 13-month gestation on March 4th and has been named Clyde by keepers. He is being reared by his mother, Kara-may who lives with his father Sid in a herd of 8 camels at Blackpool. 

May 2016
May 2016
Pup

On May 28th, Gina gave birth to a male sea lion pup. The yet-to-be-named youngster is now out and about on the beach and enjoys spending time chasing his big sister Xanna and floating on their raft!

May 2016
Dec 2015
Zebra Foal

Our male zebra foal, Jabali, is the third of his species to be born here in the last five years. He joins mother Helene, and resident male Fernando.

Dec 2015
Dec 2015
DeBrazza

Following the introduction of a new breeding male to the group, we were lucky enough to welcome a new arrival to our DeBrazza Monkey group.

Dec 2015
Jun 2015

This gorgeous little girl was born in June to second time mum, Anya. Her name was chosen by Gold Members in a poll of four names. The chosen name, Xanna, means golden one. 

Jun 2015
May 2015
Khari the lion cub

Born in the early hours of Sunday 31st May to first time mum, Rachel, our little lion cub Khari will take his place in the pride alongside his father, Wallace.

May 2015
May 2015
Charlie the pelican chick

On the day Princess Charlotte was born, we welcomed our own new arrival. Eastern white pelican chick, Charlie, is only the second of his species to hatch in the UK, and the first to be hand reared. 

May 2015
Jan 2015
Black headed sheep

The first new arrival of 2015! This little girl was born in early January to our group of black headed sheep down in the Childrens' Farm.

Jan 2015
Dec 2014
Pileated Gibbon baby

In December 2014, experienced mum Ivy gave birth to a healthy male, who has since been named Dobbie. 

Dec 2014
Oct 2014
Sulcata Tortoises arrive at Blackpool Zoo

A 28 strong troop of tiny baby tortoises that were found being smuggled into the UK are getting their happy ever after here at Blackpool Zoo.

Oct 2014
Sep 2014
Aardvark arrival at Blackpool Zoo

A male Aardvark named Karl, after German footballer Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, arrived from Berlin Zoo as a new mate for resident female Laurel. Aardvarks are native to areas south of the Sahara in Africa, where they are often referred to as 'earth pigs', the Afrikaans translation of Aardvark.

Sep 2014
Aug 2014
cotton top twins

The twins, who are yet to be sexed and named, are vital for the international breeding programme. The cotton-top tamarin is considered one of the world's most endangered primates – and is one of the smallest. There are said to be about 6,000 such monkeys left in the wild in their native Colombia, with numbers largely reduced through deforestation.

Aug 2014
Jul 2014
Orangutans at Blackpool Zoo

Blackpool Zoo's family of orangutans are back after a complete £1million transformation of their home.  The house, which was originally built in the 1970's, has been tripled in size to make it wider and higher with an upstairs viewing area and extended keeper facilities.

Jul 2014
Jul 2014
Meerkat Pups

A litter of three meerkat pups can now be seen in their enclosure in the Big Cat house. Meerkats breed successfully both in the wild and in captivity with litters between 1 and 5 pups, although most commonly, 3.

Jul 2014
Jun 2014
Siberian tiger cub at Blackpool Zoo

Two male Siberian Tiger cubs are the first of the endangered species to be born at Blackpool Zoo for more than 18 years.  Both will play a vital part in the future breeding programme of these species, however for now they are busy exploring their dens and will be having fun in their outside enclosure soon.

Jun 2014
Jun 2014
Sea Lion Pup at Blackpool Zoo

A male sea lion was born in June to experienced mother Isabelle. One of the most popular displays at Blackpool Zoo that of the sea lions carried out in the Active Oceans pool, where our new arrival can be seen exploring, the largest of its kind in the UK.

Jun 2014
Jun 2014
Iberian Wolf Pup

These two male Iberian Wolves are the first of their species to be born at Blackpool Zoo. 

Jun 2014
Apr 2014
Nelson – male Kea

A male kea, Nelson, so called as he only has one eye, arrived from Paradise Park as a breeding partner for our female. Keas originate from New Zealand where they have a bad reputation for dismantling satellite dishes! They are very intelligent birds and able to solve quite complicated puzzles. 

Apr 2014
Apr 2014
Sitatunga at Blackpool Zoo

A new group of sitatunga is being established in a refurbished paddock. Three of these rather shy antelopes arrived from Chester Zoo, a male and 2 females, and they will be joined by three more soon. Trees and logs are important in landscaping the paddock as the females like to hide their calves.

Apr 2014
Apr 2014
New arrival Barn Owl

The Birds of the World display has always been a great favourite with visitors. With this in mind, a new barn owl arrived from the Welsh Mountain Zoo and our visitors now have the opportunity to “fly” one of these stunning white owls themselves. Available holidays and weekends, £10 per person.      

Apr 2014
Mar 2014
New arrival baby capybara

Two baby capybara were born in March. They resemble guinea pigs when they are first born but quickly grow and potter about the enclosure with their parents. They love to swim so their eyes, ears and noses are on top of their heads to allow them to see, hear and breathe.  

Mar 2014
Mar 2014
King Colobus baby at Blackpool Zoo

Four baby King Colobus monkeys were born in March in the Small Primate House. They are easy to spot as their coats are white at birth, becoming darker as they grow. The babies soon become very independent and leave their mothers but this can cause squabbles as other females “steal” them.  

Mar 2014