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World's Best Baby Beasts(65 images)

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

Clouded Leopard cubs are seen on May 29, 2009 at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington. UPI/Mehgan Murphy/National Zoo
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A female western lowland gorilla carries her baby 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/Wildlife Conservation Society)
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After living in its mother's pouch for more than three months, an endangered brush-tailed bettong joey at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago finally emerged on June 5, 2008 . This tiny marsupial which only weighs 2 or 3 pounds when fully grown is native to Southwestern Australia. This rare species was nearly extinct in the wild by the early 1900s due to predation by introduced animals like cats, rats and foxes. Fortunately, managed breeding programs and recovery efforts are underway to ensure species survival. (UPI Photo/Greg Neise/Lincoln Park Zoo)
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A female trumpeter swan nuzzles her newly hatched cygnet that just emerged from the shell at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago on May 29, 2008. This cygnet is slated to be released to the wild this fall as part of swan re-introduction and recovery program. Trumpeter swans were hunted to near extinction in 1900 and now, thanks to managed breeding and recovery efforts, these swans are thriving again in many parts of the Midwest. (UPI Photo/Greg Neise/Lincoln Park Zoo)
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