Has hope become the most endangered species in conservation?
The Kihansi spray toad was saved by conservationists. Here, a newly-born Kihansi spray toad clings to the back of an adult female at the Bronx Zoo in New York in2010. In an effort to save the rare toad from extinction, New York’s Bronx Zoo and the Toledo Zoo in Ohio have sent 100 Kihansi spray toads to Tanzania. The toad was last seen in the wild in 2004.
At the Cincinnati Zoo in Ohio, Primate Center Team Leader Ron Evans is pictured laying with Gladys, a baby gorilla. This is how a mother western lowland gorilla would lay with her young. Gladys was born on Jan. 29, but sadly, her mother would not care for her. Fortunately, she is always surrounded by zoo workers and volunteers who are acting as surrogate mothers. So cute!
Akron Zoo in Ohio announced the birth of a rare Pygmy Slow Loris! The baby, a male, was born August 21 and weighed less than an ounce (21 g). The baby has been thriving, and first-time mom Casey is doing an excellent job raising her baby behind-the-scenes. This birth, part of the Pygmy Slow Loris Species Survival Plan, is great news for the conservation of this Vulnerable primate. See more: http://www.zooborns.com/zooborns/2013/11/pygmy-slow-loris-akron-zoo.html
If you're having a crap morning, just look at these polar bear babies
Polar bear cubs at Columbus Zoo in Ohio will improve your day | Metro News