This Pug Looks So Excited to Meet the Newest Member of the FamilyThey say that if you introduce your child to your dog, the dog will either get jealous or warm. In this case, it is the latter.Brianna Haynes tweeted a picture of a man holding a newborn baby. He was introducing the child to their grandparents and their dog. Under the same thread, Brianna clarified that the newborn child is not her own. The child is her cousin’s child. The cousin, the father of the child, is the man holding the child.  In the photo, the dad introduces the baby to grandparents, through the glass. The grandparents are also holding their family dog named "Oz." Oz gives a big and warm smile to the baby. Apparently, the baby is named after the great grandfather and grandfather. The baby also happened to be was born on the same day as the great grandfather who would have been 110 on that day.​Image credit: @briannalhaynes on Twitter​#baby #dog #newborn #family #pug​
Port Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Washington Welcomes Baby ArmadilloIn October 2021, a pair of southern three-banded armadillos by the name of Vespa and Scooter gave birth to a female pup. These first-time parents are also the first southern three-banded armadillos to give birth to a healthy armadillo pup at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in its 116-year history.The zoo’s head veterinarian Dr. Karen Wolf said, “She is healthy and the perfect little replica of her parents.”Prior to the pup’s birth, its mom Vespa had been properly taken care of and monitored to ensure a healthy birth. “Vespa was trained to allow us to give her voluntary ultrasounds throughout her pregnancy,” said assistant curator O’Keefe. “She’d even let us feel her belly without curling up in a ball, allowing us to give her the care she needed,” she added.The young pup will remain behind-the-scenes in the Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater area of the zoo until the pup is old enough.Aside from being the first healthy armadillo pup in the history of the zoo, its birth is also special because it is part of the successful breeding recommendation by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums’ Species Survival Plan® (SSP). The pup is an additional member of a near threatened species.