World's Best Baby Beasts (65 images)

A collection of baby animals born at popular zoos around the United States.
Updated: Aug. 7, 2013 at 3:56 PM
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An endangered Indian rhinoceros calf born at the San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park napped with his favorite toy, a large plush elephant On February 10, 2005 in San Diego. The calf was born on exhibit at the Wild Animal Park Jan. 7, but the calf's mother (dam) died several days later of complications from giving birth. The male calf is being hand reared by the nursery staff with a technique reserved only for animals whose mothers are unable to care for them. Animal keepers at the Park have successfully hand-reared other species of rhinoceros. The Wild Animal Park is the foremost breeding facility in the world for the Indian rhinoceros with 46 rhinos born at the facility since 1978. Also, the Park is the first facility in the Western Hemisphere to have a successfully reproduced group of third and fourth generation Indian rhinos. (UPI Photo/Ken Bohn)...
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