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World's Best Baby Beasts(65 images)

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

Sumatran orangutan infant, Cinta, and his mother Indah command attention at the San Diego Zoo.on November 9, 2004. Nov. 7th - 13th is International Orangutan Awareness Week at the Zoo, and the goal is to raise public awareness about the plight of orangutans in the wild -- a critically endangered species which may become extinct in 7 - 10 years due to rampant logging of their habitat. (UPI Photo/ Ken Bohn/Zoological Society of San Diego)
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A 9-week-old fossa watches curiously as visitors to the San Diego Zoo on September 9, 2004, check out the fossa family that has made its public debut only this week. This is the first time in 10 years that this species from the civet family has been born at the Zoo. The dam (mother) and her three pups explored their surroundings and have immediately become expert tree and rock climbers, with only a few minor tumbles. Fossas are only found on Madagascar where they are the island's largest carnivore. They are now considered an endangered species. (UPI Photo/Ken Bohn-San Diego Zoo).. .
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Bornean sun bear cub, Duma, calls to his mom while exploring his Sun Bear Forest exhibit at the San Diego Zoo on June 28, 2004 . This is the first time the four-month old cub, born Feb. 17, has left his den to explore the outdoor exhibit. Bornean sun bears are rarely seen in Zoos, and Duma is the first ever to be born at the San Diego Zoo. Bornean sun bears are some of the smallest bears in the world, and are threatened with extinction in the wild. (UPI Photo/Ken Bohn/San Diego Zoo)
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A curious 7-week-old dhole peered into the distance as its sibling bounded away. The two puppies were born in a litter of three to a pair of Asian wild dogs called dholes at the San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park. The shy dholes are part of a breeding program that keeps them off exhibit at the Wild Animal Park. (UPI Photo/Ken Bohn/Zoological Society of San Diego)
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