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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 male black and white colobus monkey, shown with his mother, was born at the Saint Louis Zoo’s Primate House on May 20, it was announced June 21, 2011. The monkey is the first colobus to be born at the Zoo in 11 years. Colobus infants are born with all white hair and a pink face. In contrast, adults are primarily black, with white hair encircling their face and half of their tail. They have a distinctive mantle of long white hair extending from their shoulders around the edge of their back. Infants will change color gradually until they reach adult coloration at about six months. UPI/Saint Louis Zoo
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Baby ducks sit near the water as temperatures remain in the mid 90's for the second day in a row in Washington on June 9, 2011. The National Weather service has issued a heat advisory for the second day in a row and has warned of a heat index as high as 108. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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The Saint Louis Zoo has announced that a black rhinoceros calf was born to first-time parents, mother Kati Rain and father Ajabu in St. Louis on January 14, 2011. Weighing 120-1/2 pounds, the little male is nursing well and being cared for by his mother, according to Zoo staff. This is the first black rhino calf to be born at the Saint Louis Zoo in 20 years. In all, eight black rhino calves have been born at the Zoo. The black rhino has experienced the most drastic decline of any rhino species. In 1970, it was thought there were about 65,000 black rhinos in Africa. By 1993, there were only 2,300 survivors in the wild. Black rhinos are heavily poached, because it is thought in many Asian countries that the rhino horn has medicinal uses. UPI/Saint Louis Zoo
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A clouded leopard cub, born on February 14, 2010, is seen at the Smithsonian's National Zoo's campus in Front Royal, Virginia on February 17. UPI/Mehgan Murphy/Smithsonian's National Zoo
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