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World's Best Baby Beasts(65 images)

A collection of baby animals born at popular zoos around the United States.

A one-month-old king penguin chick named Tut peeks out from behind the protection of his mother, Iris, in the Penguin and Puffin Coast at the St. Louis Zoo on January 31, 2007. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Little LaRoo, the first Matschie's tree kangaroo born at the St. Louis Zoo, peeks out of mother Kasbeth's pouch during feeding time in St. Louis on December 20, 2006. The joey, as young kangaroos are called, was born six months ago and just started emerging from its mother's pouch. Matschie's tree kangaroos are smaller than their Australian relatives, but can jump 30 feet. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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The St. Louis Zoo has released this photograph of a new Asian elephant baby born on August 2, 2006 in St. Louis. Ellie, the Zoo's 34-year-old Asian elephant, gave birth to this 341-pound baby girl. This is Ellie's second baby and the first for the baby's father, Raja. Raja was the first elephant ever born at the St. Louis Zoo. Now, at age 13-1/2, he's started a new family, with another baby on the way in February. (UPI Photo/St. Louis Zoo)
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A baby pygmy slow loris is on display at the San Diego Zoo's nursery in San Diego, Calif. on July 27, 2006. The male was born June 24, and is now on display in a larger enclosure as it becomes more active. When the baby was born, it weighed 17 grams, and was one of the smallest babies the nursery has cared for. It now weighs 60 grams. He was taken to the nursery after his mother was not giving him proper care. (UPI Photo/Ken Bohn)
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