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World's Best Baby Beasts(65 images)

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

Nine Caribbean flamingo chicks are on display at the San Diego Zoo, June 27, 2006. The chicks having hatched recently may soon have company. With several more eggs on the conical nests, zookeepers are hoping more of the downy gray chicks will soon join the flock. The earliest hatching was May 28 and the latest on June 23. Both male and female flamingos sit on the nests and raise and feed the young birds. (UPI Photo/Ken Bohn/San Diego Zoo)..
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A ring-tailed lemur baby named ÒRandiÓ born on March 12 gets a ride on the back of his mother at the St. Louis Zoo on April 20, 2006. Weighing about two ounces, these primitive primates have a foxlike face and a long striped tail. .Lemurs are a group of primates that can be found only in Madagascar, the fourth largest island in the world.The St. Louis Zoo is home to the international headquarters of the Madagascar Fauna Group, a consortium of zoos and aquariums committed to conserving lemurs and other wildlife species within their native habitats. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Heidi, A female Bactrian camel, born on March 21 weighing 61 pounds, sits next to her mother at the St. Louis Zoo in St. Louis on April 20, 2006. The critically endangered species is native to Mongolia in central Asia. Baby camels are born with two humps, like their parents, but at birth these lay flat against their sides until they can store up energy-rich fat. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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A six-week-old Visayan warty pig plays king of the mountain atop of an adult pig at the San Diego Zoo on February 6, 2006. The piglet, along with two others, was born in the season’s first litter. The Visayan warty pig is critically endangered and is found only on two islands in the Philippines. The San Diego Zoo has been successful at reproducing this species and is working with other zoos to increase the population of warty pigs. (UPI Photo/Ken Bohn/San Diego Zoo)
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