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A 4-week-old cheetah strikes a pose at the Jacksonville Zoo. Zookeepers are hand-raising the photogenic cub because his mother was unable to care for him.
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The Dublin Zoo’s newborn gorilla gets a gentle squeeze from mom. She’s been keeping such a close eye on her 4-lb. baby that zookeepers don’t know if the little one is a girl or boy.
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HIDE & SEEK
We see you, Fu Hu! How could anybody miss those adorable eyes on the Schonbrunn Zoo’s 7-month-old panda cub?
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Are you talkin’ to me? This young meerkat appears to have picked up some street smarts at the Berlin Zoo – all the better to help him stand out in his meerkat mob.
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The staff at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Fla., bottle-feeds a baby Thomson gazelle who refuses to take milk from her mother. This strong girl can guzzle as much as five bottles a day!
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1, 2, 3 … squee! Two 4-day-old mini pigs, appropriately named Sun and Ray, soak in the sun during a tandem nap at Little Pig Farm in Christchurch, Cambridgeshire.
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High five! A clouded leopard club reaches out to touch someone at an animal park in Paris, France. Wonder if it likes French food?
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Nuzzle nuzzle! An unnamed hippo, seen here at 4 weeks, shares the love with his mom while wading in the water at Belgium’s Antwerp zoo.
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Talk about a lot of mouths to feed! A quartet of baby white tigers – two male, two female – meet the press after their first medical exam at the Serengeti Park in Hodenhagen, Germany.
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Sleeping or sipping? A little leopard cub dozes off adorably in its pen at China’s Shanghai Zoo. All naps should be this cute.
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He doesn’t shoot – but he still scores major cuteness points! Elephant calf Luk Chai has a ball, literally, while he plays in Australia’s Taronga Zoo.
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TOOTH & NAIL
Sharpen those chompers! A white lion cub living at the Stukenbrock Safari Park in Germany gets his teeth in tip-top shape while gnawing on a chew toy.
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Hit by a car in early March while in her mother’s pouch, baby wombat Karman didn’t seem to stand a chance. But now, the little one is thriving – even ‘waving’ to caregivers at the Warrandyte Wildlife Shelter in Australia.
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Born to a mother who rejected them out of confusion, Zorro and Zulu, two baby snookum bears, are being hand-reared by humans at the U.K.’s Axe Valley Bird and Animal Park.
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My, what a fuzzy collar you have! Baby wallaby Hannah emerges from the warmth and safety of her mother’s pouch after a chilly Australian winter at the Taronga Zoo.
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APING IT UP
Peekaboo! Newborn orangutans get playful on Orangutan Island in Malaysia, the world’s only rehabilitation and preservation facility for the endangered ape species.
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Who? Who? Baby frogmouth chicks, that’s who! Newborns Hoover and Sawyer hatched at Sea World Orlando just five days apart. Named for their wide beaks, frogmouths have battled extinction in North America.
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THREE OF A KIND
It’s three times the fun! Born through artificial insemination in 2008, these triplet cows were the first multiples their owner, a farmer in Budapest, Hungary, had ever seen.
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RED, WHITE & CUTE
Hi there! Pemba, a 4-month-old red panda, says “hello” to visitors at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo. The furry fella is the 44th red panda cub born at the zoo since it began its international breeding program in 1977.
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Rocko, an 8-month-old wallaby, enjoys some lunch in the nursery of the Cincinnati Zoo. He’ll grow to be smaller than a kangaroo – but will be just as jumpy!