World's Best Baby Beasts (65 images)

A collection of baby animals born at popular zoos around the United States.
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A light-footed clapper rail, an endangered species endemic to Southern California marshlands, is fitted with an identification band in preparation for its release into the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve in San Diego County in California on June 16, 2009. Sixteen clapper rails that were hatched at the San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park, SeaWorld San Diego and the Chula Vista Nature Center earlier this year and introduced into the marshland as part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's clapper rail recovery program. The decade-old program has now released more than 220 light-footed clapper rails into Southern California marshlands between Santa Barbara and San Diego. (UPI Photo/Tammy Spratt/San Diego Zoo)
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