Kylie Jenner announces birth of baby girl with ex-San Antonio student, rapper Travis Scott

Daniela Sternitzky-Di Napoli, Houston Chronicle Updated 6:33 am, Monday, February 5, 2018 window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-5', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 5', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-10', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 10', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-15', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 15', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-20', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 20', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-25', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 25', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-30', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 30', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-32', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 32', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); Photo: Bob Levey/Getty Images Image 1of/32 CaptionClose Image 1 of 32 Kylie Jenner and her boyfriend, Houston Continue Reading

Disney announces birth of hippo at Animal Kingdom

Advertisement Share Shares Copy Link Copy {copyShortcut} to copy Link copied! Updated: 8:30 PM EST Jan 17, 2018 Disney announces birth of hippo at Animal Kingdom Share Shares Copy Link Copy {copyShortcut} to copy Link copied! Updated: 8:30 PM EST Jan 17, 2018 Disney announces birth of hippo at Animal Kingdom Share Shares Copy Link Copy {copyShortcut} to copy Link copied! Updated: 8:30 PM EST Jan 17, 2018 ORLANDO, Fla. — For the first time in 13 years, a hippopotamus has been born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.The Nile hippopotamus was born Saturday night and is sticking close to mom Tuma. Advertisement “Our animal care team is giving Tuma and her calf plenty of room to nurse and bond, so the calf’s gender and weight may not be known for some time. Typically, a newborn calf weighs between 60 and 110 pounds,” Disney said.Tuma and her mate Henry were chosen to breed through the Species Survival Plan, which is overseen by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.“This birth is an important contribution to the worldwide conservation and understanding of these amazing creatures,” Disney said. Continue Reading

It’s a boy! St. Louis Zoo announces birth of healthy colobus monkey

Do you need help feeling warmer and fuzzier on this below-freezing St. Louis day? The St. Louis Zoo has news for you. A black and white colobus monkey was born there Dec. 29, the zoo announced today. The fuzzy baby boy–pink face, white hair and all–can be seen now at the zoo's primate house, and his mom, Cecelia, is taking great care of him, the zoo says. Zookeepers will name the baby later. If this colobus monkey news seems familiar, it’s because Cecelia also has a daughter, one-year-old Willow, and older brothers Ziggy and Simon, ages 2 and 4, and their half-sister Binti, age 4. The father, Kima, “can be seen watching stoically over his family and interacting with the youngsters,” according to a statement from the zoo. When the baby isn’t staying with his mom for nursing and sleeping, you can often see Binti taking him to let their mom eat or interact with other family members, zookeepers say. It’s something young female monkeys do to become successful mothers themselves. Colobus monkey babies are born with white hair on their bodies and a pink face, and it will gradually change until they reach adult coloring in six months. Adults are mostly black with white hair around their faces and half their tails, with a mantle of white hair from their shoulders to around the edge of their backs. Continue Reading

Erin and Ben Napier, stars of “Home Town,” announce birth of daughter Helen

The stars of HGTV's hit series "Home Town" have welcomed their first child into the world.Erin Napier posted photos of herself and husband Ben with their daughter, Helen, on Instagram Thursday evening.The Laurel-based couple announced late last year they were pregnant during the filming of season 2 of "Home Town," which premieres Monday. More: Laurel, Mississippi will be back in the spotlight on HGTV Monday night More: Laurel is the bustling backdrop to HGTV's "Home Town" The show, which was watched during season 1 by 15 million viewers, shows the Napiers renovating historic homes in Laurel for those moving into the area.   Continue Reading

Robert Griffin III and fiancee announce birth of daughter Gloria

It's going to be a happy Fourth of July for RG3. Robert Griffin III and his fiancee, Grete Sadeiko, announced the birth of their daughter, Gloria Griffin, on Tuesday. Griffin, 27, and Sadieko, 23 and a former track star at Florida State, got engaged on May 14. RG3, the former Heisman winner, is currently in search of a team after the Browns waived him in March after just one season. Griffin was named the Browns' starter for the season-opener against the Eagles but injured his shoulder in the game and was out until December. He ended up starting five games, going 87-for-147 for 886 yards, two TDs and three interceptions. RG3 began his career with much fanfare in Washington, leading them into the playoffs, but injuries short-circuited his promising career. This is the second child for Griffin, who has a daughter, Reese Ann, with ex-wife Rebecca Liddicoat. Continue Reading

Tori Spelling announces birth of her fifth child, a baby boy

Tori Spelling welcomed her fifth child – a baby boy. The 43-year-old reality star shared the exciting news of her new bundle of joy with husband Dean McDermott, 50, on Twitter Thursday. “We are so excited to announce the birth of the newest member of the McDermott family!” she wrote. “Please join us in welcoming Beau Dean McDermott.” Baby Beau joins Liam, 9, Stella, 8, Hattie, 5 and Finn, 4. McDermott also has an 18-year-old son, Jack, from his first marriage. The couple have admitted that the pregnancy was a total surprise. Thankfully, Spelling did not have to endure placenta previa — a condition in which the placenta blocks the cervix, which she experienced during her pregnancy with Finn — this time around. “We were so hapy once we found out,” she told People last October. “I thought if we had another baby, my life could potentially be in danger.” Spelling and McDermott -- who met in 2005 on the set of the Lifetime TV-movie “Mind Over Murder” -- have starred in several reality shows together. The couple have experienced some financial troubles and were sued for unpaid credit card bills. In her sixth book, “Spelling It Like It Is,” the “90210” alum admitted that her obsession with constantly moving had put her family in a “precarious financial situation.” Continue Reading

China announces birth of rare panda triplets

BEIJING — China announced Tuesday the birth of extremely rare panda triplets in a further success for the country’s artificial breeding program. The three cubs were born July 29 in the southern city of Guangzhou, but breeders delayed an announcement until they were sure all three would survive, the official China News Service said. The mother, Ju Xiao, and the three as-yet-unnamed cubs are healthy, the news agency said. Photos showed the three sleeping and standing in their incubator, their bodies pink and mostly hairless. Ju Xiao was impregnated in March with sperm from a panda living at a Guangzhou zoo. Ju Xiao was under round-the-clock care for the final weeks of her pregnancy, according to the report. The triplets were born within four hours of each other and currently weigh between 230 grams (8 ounces) and 333 grams (12 ounces). The report said the triplets were only the fourth known to have been born in the world through artificial breeding programs, but it wasn’t clear how many had survived from such births. China has devoted major resources to increasing the numbers of the country’s unofficial national mascot and regularly announces the birth of pandas born at zoos and at the Wolong breeding center in the southwestern province of Sichuan, where most wild pandas are found. There are about 1,600 giant pandas in the wild, where they are critically endangered due to loss of habitat and low birth rates. More than 300 live in captivity, mostly in China’s breeding programs. USING A MOBILE DEVICE? CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Royal footman who helped announce birth of Britain’s Prince George returns to India home

NEW DELHI — The 25-year-old royal footman who gained international fame by helping to announce the birth of Britain's Prince George has returned to his home in India. Badar Azim joined Queen Elizabeth II's press secretary at Buckingham Palace's front court on July 22 to post the traditional bulletin announcing the birth of the third in line to the British throne. On Wednesday, Azim returned to his home in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata after his work visa expired. He told India's New Delhi Television on Thursday that announcing the prince's birth was an "amazing" experience and that one day he would love to return to work at the palace. Azim said he did not seek a visa extension and wanted to spend time with his family after being away for four years. "If I have a new visa, then why not," he said of possibly returning to work at the palace. "It would be a privilege to work with the royal household." Azim's parents, who like millions of people around the world were glued to their TV ahead of the royal birth, said they were extremely proud of their son. A day after the prince was born, many newspapers around the world carried photographs of Azim walking at Buckingham Palace with the press secretary, Alisa Anderson, carrying the birth announcement. For now, Azim is back in the tiny one-room apartment he shares with his parents and brothers, returning in time to celebrate the Muslim festival of Eid, NDTV reported. His father, an iron welder with a modest income, struggled to put Azim and his siblings through school. Azim was educated in Catholic schools in Kolkata before studying hotel management in college. A part of his training took him to Scotland. After graduating, he applied for jobs and got several offers from hotels in Britain. He started working at Buckingham Palace in 2012, NDTV said. Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Prospect Park Zoo announces birth of adorable twin monkeys

Small monkeys hit the Big Apple. Brooklyn routinely welcomes newcomers. Now the Prospect Park Zoo is providing a home for two of the bustling borough’s tiniest Brooklynites.   The popular zoo announced the birth of two Geoffroy’s tamarins Thursday.    The adorable twins debuted at an exhibit in the zoo’s Animal Lifestyles building, which recreates animal habitats indoors.   The species, which bares a recognizable “v” pattern on its head, is highly territorial, so the young animals should start feeling the almost requisite pride that New Yorkers possess.    CUTE BABY ANIMALS   Throughout their first day in the spotlight, the twins held on tight to their mother’s back. In fact, the zoo workers do not know the sex of either yet. The twins have not been separated from their mother since their births earlier this month.   The mother, like many other female Geoffroy’s tamarins, has been through this once before. She had already given birth to another pair of twins.   Although safe in Prospect Park, the newborns’ fellow Geoffroy’s tamarins in the wild are vulnerable to predators such as snakes and wild cats because of their small stature. The monkeys are often about the size of a squirrel.   SEE: BABY MACAQUE MONKEY BEARS STRIKING RESEMBLANCE TO ALBERT EINSTEIN   Geoffroy’s tamarins are native to central and eastern Panama and Colombia, where their natural habitat is under threat from deforestation, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society.   The zoo, which is part of the Wildlife Conservation Society, is committed to saving wildlife and wild places across the globe. The society manages the planet’s largest system of wildlife parks in urban areas. Chief among them is the world-renowned Bronx Zoo.    [email protected] Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Indianapolis Zoo announces birth of twin lemurs

The Indianapolis Zoo announced the arrival of the two newest additions to its brood after one of its ring-tailed lemurs gave birth to twins earlier this month.Lemur mom Bree delivered the fuzzy bundles of joy April 2, the zoo announced via social media Friday.Their genders are still unknown, but zoo visitors may be able to see the family out and about in their habitat as weather gets warmer. More:  April the giraffe's baby calf is born This is Indiana's April the giraffe Get hopping: 14 Easter egg hunts around Indy Ring-tailed lemurs are native to southern and southwestern Madagascar, the island nation just off the coast of the African continent, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).Due to decreasing population numbers, the species was added to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species as endangered in 2014. It was previously classified as vulnerable in 1990 and was considered near-threatened in 2008.Interested in visiting the new arrivals? Ticketing and event information is available at Call IndyStar reporter Holly Hays at (317) 444-6156. Follow her on Twitter: @hollyvhays. Continue Reading