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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 baby western lowland gorilla sits in the grass in an undated photo taken the Republic of Congo. The Wildlife Conservation Society has tallied more than 125,000 western gorillas in two adjacent areas of the northern part of the Republic of Congo, which is the highest gorilla densities ever recorded, as high as eight individuals in an area smaller than half a square mile. (UPI Photo/Thomas Breuer)
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A koala joey, born March 24, 2008, holds onto its mother, Orana, as she climbs into her perching tree at the San Diego Zoo on December 4, 2008 The female joey weighs almost two pounds and is the first koala born at the Zoo. (UPI Photo/Ken Bohn/San Diego Zoo)
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Bornean orangutan Sophia, 27, (L) a highly-endangered species in the wild, sits with her newborn infant female at the Brookfield Zoo on October 23, 2008 in Brookfield, Illinois. The birth of the female on October 6 is only the second birth of an orangutan, a highly-endangered species, expected in an accredited North American zoo this year. The infant orangutan made her public debut Wednesday. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)
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A couple of mule deer steer clear of a black rhino calf as he runs around his habitat at the San Diego Zoo on August 21, 2008. This calf, which has yet to be named, was born at the San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park on July 17, 2008. He weighs about 150 pounds and can be expected to reach a weight of 2500 pounds. Despite their size and weight, black rhinos are known to run at speeds up to 40 miles per hour. (UPI Photo/Tammy Spratt/San Diego Zoo)
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