Zoo keepers filmed Jack's first steps, which were taken just an hour after he was born. Because the weather was so cold during his first week, Jack wore a coat to help him stay warm! Luckily, the cold spell did not last and the zoo captured photos of Jack and his mother, Sarrai.
Bactrian camels are native to the steppes of Central Asia. They have two humps, in comparison to the one-humped Dromedary Camel native to the Middle East and northern Africa. They were domesticated thousands of years ago and transported humans vast distances in ancient times. Able to survive up to 10 months without drinking water, Bactrian camels are listed as Critically Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Fewer than 1,000 Bactrian Camels survive in the wild; interbreeding with domestic populations is diminishing the genetic integrity of the species.
This video tells the story of two baby otters, Molalla and Zigzag, and how they learned to swim from their mother, Tilly. Young Ziggy was a little behind compared to Molalla, but now that he's caught up, he loves to swim away from his mother.
From The Associated Press:
A newborn Malayan tapir calf is alive after two Denver Zoo staff members freed the unresponsive infant from inside its amniotic sac and provided mouth to snout rescue breaths. The scene was captured on the zoo's camera. (Oct. 19)