Sascha Steinbach/EPA via Shutterstock
  • An endangered Sumatran orangutan infant that was born on Dec. 24, 2021, rests at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans. The infant is being bottle-fed because his mother wasn't producing enough milk.
    Audubon Zoo via AP
  • A polar bear cub walks with its mother Nora during its first public appearance at the Schoenbrunn zoo in Vienna, Austria, on Feb. 13, 2020.
    Joe Klamar/AFP via Getty Images
  • A polar bear baby walks with its mother Nora through the enclosure at the Schoenbrunn zoo in Vienna, Austria, Feb. 13, 2020.
    Ronald Zak/AP
  • Panda cub strikes a pose

    Panda cub strikes a pose
    Three month-old twin panda cubs Bao Di, the male is held at Pairi Daiza zoo in Brugelette, Belgium, Nov. 14, 2019.
    Stephanoe Lecocq/EPA via Shutterstock
  • Baby red pandas hang out in a bucket

    Baby red pandas hang out in a bucket
    Two red panda babies in Zagreb's Zoo, in Zagreb, Croatia, Nov. 14, 2019.
    Antonio Bat/EPA via Shutterstock
  • Baby snow leopard

    Baby snow leopard
    One of the snow leopard cubs born at the Highland Wildlife Park is pictured at their enclosure in Kincraig, Scotland Sept. 25, 2019.
    Sian Addison/RZSS via Reuters
  • Baby snow leopard's snuggle with mom

    Baby snow leopard's snuggle with mom
    Snow leopard cubs born at the Highland Wildlife Park, are seen with their mother in Kincraig, Scotland, Sept. 25, 2019.
    Sian Addison/RZSS via Reuters
  • Baby Flamingo

    Baby Flamingo
    A one-week-old flamingo and its mother are pictured at the Santa Fe Zoo in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia on Oct. 17, 2019.
    Joaquin Sarmiento/AFP via Getty Images
  • A baby pygmy hippo plays

    A baby pygmy hippo plays
    A 2-day old baby pygmy hippo plays in the water at the Taipei Zoo on August 12, 2019.
    Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images
  • Baby lion cubs snuggle

    Baby lion cubs snuggle
    Two white lion cubs in their basket in La Mailleraye-sur-Seine, France. The two white lion cubs, named Nala and Simba, were born at the end of July 2019 at the association.
    Lou Benois/AFP/Getty Images
  • Twin tiger cubs make their debut in Mexico

    Twin tiger cubs make their debut in Mexico
    Two bengal tiger cubs, who were rejected by their mother, are pictured at La Pastora Zoo in the municipality of Guadalupe, Mexico July 25, 2019.
    Daniel Becerril/Reuters
  • Twin tiger cubs make their debut in Mexico

    Twin tiger cubs make their debut in Mexico
    One of two bengal tiger cubs, who were rejected by their mother, is pictured at La Pastora Zoo in the municipality of Guadalupe, Mexico July 25, 2019.
    Daniel Becerril/Reuters
  • Twin tiger cubs make their debut in Mexico

    Twin tiger cubs make their debut in Mexico
    One of two bengal tiger cubs, who were rejected by their mother, is pictured at La Pastora Zoo in the municipality of Guadalupe, Mexico July 25, 2019.
    Daniel Becerril/Reuters
  • Baby cloud leopard hangs out at Zoo

    Baby cloud leopard hangs out at Zoo
    One of the three newborn cloud leopards go outside for the first time in Ouwehands Zoo in Rhenen, The Netherlands, July 5, 2019.
    Piroschka Van De Wouw/EPA via Shutterstock
  • Baby cloud leopards hang out at Zoo

    Baby cloud leopards hang out at Zoo
    The three newborn cloud leopards gather outside for the first time at the Ouwehands Zoo in Rhenen, The Netherlands, July 5, 2019. The leopards where born on February 28, 2019 and spent four months inside in their indoor residence.
    Piroschka Van De Wouw/AFP/Getty Images
  • Baby pygmy owl hangs at zoo

    Baby pygmy owl hangs at zoo
    A big-eyed baby pygmy owl is seen, June 5, 2019. One of four hatched at the Phoenix Zoo three weeks ago under a special breeding program, the cactus ferruginous pygmy owls are being raised by two pairs of adult owls.
    The Phoenix Zoo via AP
  • Newborn orangutan takes first steps with help from mom

    Newborn orangutan takes first steps with help from mom
    A newborn orangutan is pictured at the Pairi Daiza wildlife park, a zoo and botanical garden in Brugelette, Belgium, May 29, 2019.
    Piroschka Van De Wouw/Reuters
  • Newborn orangutan takes first steps with help from mom

    Newborn orangutan takes first steps with help from mom
    A newborn orangutan is pictured at the Pairi Daiza wildlife park, a zoo and botanical garden in Brugelette, Belgium, May 29, 2019.
    Piroschka Van De Wouw/Reuters
  • Newborn orangutan takes first steps with help from mom

    Newborn orangutan takes first steps with help from mom
    A newborn orangutan is pictured at the Pairi Daiza wildlife park, a zoo and botanical garden in Brugelette, Belgium, May 29, 2019.
    Piroschka Van De Wouw/Reuters
  • Earth Day baby ducks

    Earth Day baby ducks
    Baby ducks make their way down the hall at Prairie Mountain School on Earth Day, April 22, 2019, in Eugene, Ore., to the delight of kindergarten children gathered nearby.
    Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP
  • Baby elephant plays at the zoo

    Baby elephant plays at the zoo
    A new born male elephant calf named "Gus" walks with its mother, right, in their enclosure in the Green Zoo Wuppertal, in Wuppertal, Germany, April 24, 2019.
    Sascha Steinbach/EPA via Shutterstock
  • Baby elephant takes a bath

    Baby elephant takes a bath
    A new born male elephant calf named "Gus" in its enclosure in the Green Zoo Wuppertal, in Wuppertal, Germany, April 24, 2019.
    Sascha Steinbach/EPA via Shutterstock
  • Pittsburgh's one-month-old clouded leopard cub

    Pittsburgh's one-month-old clouded leopard cub
    A one-month-old clouded leopard cub is held by a staff member of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium in April 2019. A press release from the zoo says that the cub will be hand-reared because she wasn't nursing on her own.
    Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
  • Simba the white lion cub explores his home

    Simba the white lion cub explores his home
    A newly-born white lion cub, named Simba, is seen in Paphos zoo, Cyprus, April 14, 2019.
    Yiannis Kourtoglou/Reuters
  • Newborn colobus monkey hangs out with mom

    Newborn colobus monkey hangs out with mom
    A black-and-white colobus monkey holds its 11 days old infant at its enclosure in Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna, Austria, April 10, 2019.
    Leonhard Foeger/Reuters
  • Baby goose strikes a pose

    Baby goose strikes a pose
    An Egyptian goose gosling stands on a meadow in Schwetzingen, Germany, March 26, 2019.
    Ronald Wittek/EPA via Shutterstock
  • April the giraffe gives birth to a calf

    April the giraffe gives birth to a calf
    April the Giraffe with her new male calf, March 16, 2019, in Harpursville, N.Y.
    Animal Adventure Park via AP
  • April the giraffe gives birth to a calf

    April the giraffe gives birth to a calf
    April the Giraffe with her new male calf, March 16, 2019, in Harpursville, N.Y. The Animal Adventure Park said April gave birth to a healthy male calf on March 16, 2019.
    Animal Adventure Park via AP
  • Polar bears play at zoo

    Polar bears play at zoo
    A little polar bear cub and his mother Tonja walk in the outdoor enclosure of the Tierpark in Berlin, March 15,2019.
    Clemens Bilan/EPA via Shutterstock
  • Polar bears play at zoo

    Polar bears play at zoo
    A female polar bear cub, born on December 1, 2018, is seen together with 9 year-old mother Tonja during her first official presentation for the media at Tierpark Berlin zoo in Berlin, March 15, 2019.
    Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters
  • Piglets hang out in Germany

    Piglets hang out in Germany
    Newborn piglets of the so-called Bunte Bentheimer breed and their mother at the Buergerpark gardens in Bremen, northern Germany, Feb. 21, 2019.
    Focke Strangmann/EPA via Shutterstock
  • Polar bear cub's 1st outing

    Polar bear cub's 1st outing
    The polar bear cub in the Copenhagen Zoo comes outside for the first time in Copenhagen, Denmark, Feb. 28, 2019.
    Mads Claus Rasmussen/EP via Shutterstock
  • Gorilla cradles her 4-week-old baby

    Gorilla cradles her 4-week-old baby
    Female gorilla Gypsy holds her 4-week-old first baby, Feb. 20, 2019, at the zoological park of Saint-Martin-la-Plaine in France.
    Jean-Philippe-Ksiazek/AFP/Getty Images
  • Polar bear cub chills at the zoo

    Polar bear cub chills at the zoo
    A little female polar bear watches the camera after its first examination by the animal doctors at the zoo in Berlin, Feb. 14, 2019.
    Steffen Freiling/Berlin Zoo via AP
  • Lion cub plays at the zoo

    Lion cub plays at the zoo
    A white lion cubs in it's enclosure during their first outing at the zoo in Hodonin, Moravia, before their vaccination, Feb. 5, 2019.
    Radek Mica/AFP/Getty Images
  • Lion cubs play at the zoo

    Lion cubs play at the zoo
    Two white lion cubs in their enclosure during their first outing at the zoo in Hodonin, Moravia, before their vaccination, Feb. 5, 2019.The lion cubs were born at the end of 2018.
    Radek Mica/AFP/Getty Images
  • Baby giraffe snuggles with her mom

    Baby giraffe snuggles with her mom
    A five-day-old baby Rothschild giraffe is seen with her mother at the zoo in Prague, Jan. 29, 2019.
    Michal Cizek/AFP/Getty Images
  • Baby koala takes a ride on its mother's back

    Baby koala takes a ride on its mother's back
    A young koala girl takes a ride on its mother Eora at the zoo in Duisburg, Germany, Jan. 17, 2019. The yet unnamed koala is almost one year old and still rides on its mother's back.
    Martin Meissner/AP
  • Rhino stands with its newborn cub in German zoo

    Rhino stands with its newborn cub in German zoo
    Female rhino Marcita stands with her new born cub in an enclosure at the Zoopark in Erfurt, Germany, Jan. 3, 2019. The male rhino cub was born on Dec. 29, 2018 at the zoo.
    Michael Reichel/dpa via AP
  • Baby zebra hangs with its mom

    Baby zebra hangs with its mom
    A three-day old Grevy's zebra stands by its mother in the Nyiregyhaza Animal Park in Nyiregyhaza, Budapest, Hungary, Jan. 3, 2019. Grevy's zebra is the largest species of zebras and the largest wild equid.
    Attila Balazs/ EPA via Shutterstock
  • Baby gibbon gets a check up

    Baby gibbon gets a check up
    Vets check a baby black-furred gibbon, rescued from a villager, at the local nature conservation agency's office in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, Nov. 1, 2018.
    Chaideer Mahyuddin/AFP/Getty Images
  • Baby gorilla hugs its new mother

    Baby gorilla hugs its new mother
    A western lowland gorilla mother holds her baby gorilla after giving birth, Oct. 18, 2018. The western lowland gorilla lives in central Africa.
    Ronald van Weeren, Artis via AP
  • Tiger cubs play in Australia

    Tiger cubs play in Australia
    Tiger cubs Melati and Mya play in their new enclosure at the National Zoo and Aquarium in Canberra, Australia, Oct. 10, 2018.
    Luxas Coch EPA via Shutterstock
  • Seal pup chills out in Wales

    Seal pup chills out in Wales
    An Atlantic seal pup lies on the rocks at St Martin's Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales, Britain Oct. 8, 2018. Seal pups are born with fluffy white non-waterproof coats which they shed in their fourth week.
    Rebecca Naden/Reuters
  • Baby rhino snuggles up with mom

    Baby rhino snuggles up with mom
    A two-week old Indian rhinoceros stands by his mother Jasmin in the Nyiregyhaza Animal Park in Nyiregyhaza, east of Budapest, Hungary, Oct. 9, 2018. The baby rhino was born on Sept. 26, 2018. He is the first of the species ever born in Hungary and the fourth one born in Europe this year.
    Attila Balazs/EPA via Shutterstock
  • Adorable pandas play in China

    Adorable pandas play in China
    Giant panda cubs at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu, China., Sept. 28, 2018. A total of 12 cubs born in the base in 2018 met the public.
    Xue Yubin/Xinhua via Newscom
  • Koala cub poses in Germany

    Koala cub poses in Germany
    An eight-months-old female koala cub at the zoo in Duisburg, Germany, Sept. 28,2018.
    Sascha Steinbach/EPA via Shutterstock
  • Cheetah snuggles with its mother

    Cheetah snuggles with its mother
    A young Cheetah with its mother at their enclosure in the zoo in Opole, Poland, Sept. 24, 2018. Three young Cheetahs were born nine weeks ago at the Zoo in Opole.
    Krzysztof Swiderski/EPA via Shutterstock
  • Leopard cub hangs out in a bucket

    Leopard cub hangs out in a bucket
    A clouded leopard cub is in a bucket during a medical exam, Sept. 17, 2018, at the Mulhouse zoo, in eastern France.
    Sebastier Bozon/AFP/Getty Images
  • Mountain lion kitten rescued in California

    Mountain lion kitten rescued in California
    A mountain lion kitten which National Park Service researchers discovered in August 2018 in a remote area of the Santa Monica Mountains, Calif., is shown in this image released on Sept. 4, 2018.
    Courtesy National Park Service via Reuters
  • Rhinoceros play at the zoo

    Rhinoceros play at the zoo
    The great one-horned rhinoceros Betty, rear, and her new born son at their enclosure at the Zoo in Berlin, Sept. 6, 2018.
    Michael Sohn/AP
  • Dog, tiger and lion play in Beijing

    Dog, tiger and lion play in Beijing
    A two-month-old white tiger abandoned by its mother, plays with a Golden Retriever puppy next to an African lion at Beijing Wildlife Park in Beijing, Aug. 30, 2018.
    Jason Lee/Reuters
  • A dwarf crocodile hatches in France

    A dwarf crocodile hatches in France
    A West African dwarf crocodile hatches from its egg on Aug. 27, 2018, at the Planet Exotica zoological and botanical garden in Royan, France.
    Mehdi Fedouach/AFP/Getty Images
  • A male cub of a Malayan tapir plays in the zoo

    A male cub of a Malayan tapir plays in the zoo
    Ten-days old male cub of a Malayan tapir (Tapirus indicus) is seen in the Zlin Zoo, Czech Republic, Aug. 6, 2018.
    Dalibor Gluck/CTK via ZUMA Press/Newscom
  • A walrus pup cuddles up to its mom

    A walrus pup cuddles up to its mom
    Walrus Dyna (L) and her offspring sit in their enclosure during their first visit of the outdoor area at the Hagenbeck zoo in Hamburg, northern Germany, Aug. 3, 2018.
    Daniel Reinhardt/AFP/Getty Images
  • Baby elephants play together in Sri Lanka

    Baby elephants play together in Sri Lanka
    Baby elephants play next to their herd of elephants at Kaudulla national park in Habarana, Sri Lanka, July 30, 2018.
    Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters
  • Giant panda holds its cub

    Giant panda holds its cub
    A giant panda, Long Long and its newborn cub at the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province. Long Long, the first giant panda which was born in Guangdong in 2013, gave birth to a male giant cub on July 12 at the Chimelong Safari Park.
    Xinhua/Chimelong Safari Park via Newscom
  • Baby coati runs at the zoo

    Baby coati runs at the zoo
    A white-nosed coati baby runs through its enclosure at the zoo in Magdeburg,Germany, July 25, 2018. Five white-nosed coati babies were born at the zoo on June 3, 2018.
    Klaus-Dietmar Gabbert/AFP/Getty Images
  • Leopard cubs get a check-up

    Leopard cubs get a check-up
    Caretakers of Burgers' Zoo give two Sri Lankan leopard cubs a medical check-up, July 12, 2018, in Arnhem, Netherlands.
    Piroschka van de Wouw/AFP/Getty Images
  • Baby porcupine hangs at the zoo

    Baby porcupine hangs at the zoo
    A baby prehensile-tailed porcupine is seen at Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, Ill. The baby porcupine, known as a porcupette, was born at the zoo on July 2, 2018 and is being hand-reared by staff when it became clear that his mom was not providing him proper maternal care, as she was not allowing him to nurse.
    Jim Schulz/Chicago Zoological Society via AP
  • Seals snuggle up together

    Seals snuggle up together
    Seal Shiva, right, plays with her 2 days old cub at the zoo in Berlin, July 10, 2018.
    Britta Pedersen/AFP/Getty Images
  • Seals snuggle up together

    Seals snuggle up together
    Seal Shiva plays with her 2 days old cub at the zoo in Berlin, July 10, 2018.
    Britta Pedersen/AFP/Getty Images
  • Barbary lion cub gets love from its mother

    Barbary lion cub gets love from its mother
    An adorable Barbary lion cub is seen playing at the Olomouc Zoo, Czech Republic, June 18, 2018. The cub were born to mum Lilly on May 11 and today were spotted indulging in a spot of rough and tumble before being given a thorough clean by mum Lilly. The male lion cub called Thembi which means "Hope."
    Slavek Ruta/REX/Shutterstock
  • Baby elephant makes its debut

    Baby elephant makes its debut
    An African Elephant calf is seen next to its mother, Kwanza, four hours after its birth in the Nyiregyhaza Animal Park in Nyiregyhaza, Hungary, June 16, 2018. The 17-year-old Kwanza has an older male calf named Kito, born three years prior.
    Attila Balazs/EPA via Rex/SHutterstock
  • Baby elephant makes its debut

    Baby elephant makes its debut
    An African Elephant calf is seen next to its mother, Kwanza, four hours after its birth in the Nyiregyhaza Animal Park in Nyiregyhaza, Hungary, June 16, 2018. The 17-year-old Kwanza has an older male calf named Kito, born three years prior.
    Attila Balazs/EPA via Rex/SHutterstock
  • Baby elephant makes its debut

    Baby elephant makes its debut
    An African Elephant calf is seen next to its mother, Kwanza, four hours after its birth in the Nyiregyhaza Animal Park in Nyiregyhaza, Hungary, June 16, 2018. The 17-year-old Kwanza has an older male calf named Kito, born three years prior.
    Attila Balazs/EPA via Rex/SHutterstock
  • Baby moose rescued in wild

    Baby moose rescued in wild
    The Lugdon family from Maine said on Facebook they briefly took care of a baby moose after finding it in the wild on June 9, 2018. Shannon Lugdon wrote that they followed wildlife authorities' advice to keep away from the moose for a day before returning to find that it was still alone in the same area. She said that her dog became "fast friends" with the moose, nicknamed Miss Maggie - who followed them around begging for attention. Lugdon wrote that the animal was picked up by a biologist a day later and transferred to the Maine Wildlife Park and it was estimated to be just six days old.
    Shannon Lugdon/Facebook
  • Hands up for baby pandas

    Hands up for baby pandas
    A zoo worker plays with a new baby panda at Malaysia Zoo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 26, 2018. A baby panda born in a Malaysian zoo five months ago has made her first media appearance.
    Vincent Thian/AP
  • Three baby bears rescued in Bulgaria

    Three baby bears rescued in Bulgaria
    Three bear cubs, four months old are in an enclosure at the Belitsa bear sanctuary in Belitsa, May 24, 2018. The bears were found by the Bulgarian authorities in the wild in the Rhodope mountains and rescued from the Dancing Bears Park near the village of Belitsa.
    Hristo Vladev/AFP/Getty Images
  • Baby giraffe gets Eurovision honor

    Baby giraffe gets Eurovision honor
    Toy, a 10-day-old female giraffe named after Israeli singer Netta Barzilai's song "Toy", winner of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, is seen with its mother Laila in their pen at Jerusalem's Biblical Zoo, May 21, 2018.
    Ronen Zvulun/Reuters
  • Baby giraffe gets Eurovision honor

    Baby giraffe gets Eurovision honor
    Toy, a 10-day-old female giraffe named after Israeli singer Netta Barzilai's song "Toy", winner of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, is seen with its mother Laila in their pen at Jerusalem's Biblical Zoo, May 21, 2018.
    Ronen Zvulun/Reuters
  • A baby Canada goose stands on its tippy toes

    A baby Canada goose stands on its tippy toes
    A gosling gets on its tippy toes as it waddles with other Canada geese along the border of the river Main in Frankfurt, Germany, May 16, 2018.
    Frank Rumpenhorst/AFP/Getty Images
  • Baby bear hangs out

    Baby bear hangs out
    One of two newborn Himalayan bear cubs, which were named Yashin and Streltsov in honor of well-known Soviet football players and Olympic champions Lev Yashin and Eduard Streltsov, is seen inside an open-air cage at the Royev Ruchey Zoo in Krasnoyarsk, Russia April 26, 2018.
    Ilya Naymushin/Reuters
  • Andean bear baby emerges out of its den

    Andean bear baby emerges out of its den
    An Andean bear baby looks around as it enters first time its outdoor enclosure in the zoo in Frankfurt, April 23, 2018.
    Michael Probst/AP
  • A newborn Asian elephant is pictured with its mother Phyo Phyo on the first day of a public appearance at the Planckendael Zoo in Mechelen, Belgium, April 11, 2018.
    Yves Herman/Reuters
  • A newborn Asian elephant is pictured with members of its family on the first day of a public appearance at the Planckendael Zoo in Mechelen, Belgium, April 11, 2018.
    Yves Herman/Reuters
  • Sassafras, a newborn Koala is pictured with its mother Alinga at the Planckendael Zoo in Mechelen, Belgium, April 11, 2018.
    Yves Herman/Reuters
  • A four-month-old okapi is named after Meghan Markle

    A four-month-old okapi is named after Meghan Markle
    The four-month-old okapi, named at birth after Meghan Markle in celebration of the forthcoming Royal Wedding, has started to venture out of her stable for the first time under the watchful gaze of her mum, Oni, April 5, 2018, in the ZSL London Zoo. Okapis are native to the rain forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo where the endangered species faces numerous threats, including poaching and habitat loss.
    London Zoo/REX/Shutterstock
  • A guereza monkey giving a hug to its newborn

    A guereza monkey giving a hug to its newborn
    A guereza monkey (Colobus Guereza) holds a newborn baby at Prague Zoo, Czech Republic, April 5, 2018.
    David W. Cerny/Reuters
  • Baby elephant hangs out the zoo

    Baby elephant hangs out the zoo
    Baby elephant Kanja at the The wildlife park in Hamburg, Germany, March 28, 2018.
    Ulrich Perrey/dpa/Newscom
  • The Highland Wildlife Park female polar bear's new cub walks around their enclosure, March 20, 2018, in Kingussie, Scotland. The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland announced in January that its female polar bear, Victoria, gave birth at Highland Wildlife Park to the first cub born in the UK in 25 years.
    Andrew Milligan/AP
  • The Highland Wildlife Park female polar bear's new cub walks around their enclosure, March 20, 2018, in Kingussie, Scotland. The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland announced in January that its female polar bear, Victoria, gave birth at Highland Wildlife Park to the first cub born in the UK in 25 years.
    Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
  • The Highland Wildlife Park female polar bear's new cub walks around their enclosure, March 20, 2018, in Kingussie, Scotland. The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland announced in January that its female polar bear, Victoria, gave birth at Highland Wildlife Park to the first cub born in the UK in 25 years.
    Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
  • Lion cubs snuggle at zoo

    Lion cubs snuggle at zoo
    Two lion cubs are seen at the Leningrad city zoo in St. Petersburg, Russia, Feb. 12, 2018.
    Anatoly Maltsev/EPA/Rex via Shutterstock
  • Hippopotamus swims with her baby

    Hippopotamus swims with her baby
    Dashya, a 9-year-old hippopotamus, looks after her 11-day-old calf in an enclosure in the Bannerghatta Biological Park in Bangalore, India, Feb. 9, 2018.
    Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images
  • Giraffes cozy up at the zoo

    Giraffes cozy up at the zoo
    Two Angola giraffes at the Zoo of Lisbon in Portugal, Feb. 1, 2018. The zoo has a new inhabitant, a young Angola Giraffe that was born, Nov. 16, 2017.
    Tiago Petinga/EPA via Shutterstock
  • A lion cub strikes a pose

    A lion cub strikes a pose
    A 4-month-old white lion cub is presented to the press in a cage at the Altiplano Zoo in Tlaxcala, Mexico, Jan. 18, 2018.
    Emmanuel Flores/AFP/Getty Images
  • A Bornean orang utan baby sucking its thumb

    A Bornean orang utan baby sucking its thumb
    A Bornean orang utan baby, Khansa, makes an appearance at the Singapore Zoo, Jan 11, 2018. The animals under the care of the Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) gave birth to over 540 babies in 2017.
    Then Chih Wey/Xinhua/Newscom
  • Tigers receive gifts from St. Nick

    Tigers receive gifts from St. Nick
    The tiger Maruschka and her cub open up a Christmas present at the Hagenbecks Zoo in Hamburg, Germany Dec. 5, 2017.
    Fabian Bimmer/Reuters
  • Panda cubs strike a pose

    Panda cubs strike a pose
    Panda cubs lay on the ground at the Shenshuping Base of China Conservation and Research Centre of the Giant Panda in Wenchuan in China.
    STR/AFP/Getty Images
  • Tigress cub peeks through bushes

    Tigress cub peeks through bushes
    The little tigress "Stormi" is pictured in its new enclosure in the zoo in Magdeburg, Germany, Oct. 10, 2017.
    Klaus-Dietmar Gabbert/AFP/Getty Images
  • Two playful otters frolicking around

    Two playful otters frolicking around
    Two otters play in the Otter Center Hankensbuettel, Germany, Oct. 10, 2017.
    Silas Stein/AFP/Getty Images
  • Meet Nippet the fairy penguin

    Meet Nippet the fairy penguin
    Seven-week-old fairy penguin chick named Nippet is weighed by a zoo keeper at Melbourne Zoo in Melbourne, Australia, Sept. 14, 2017. Keepers are hand feeding the two chicks between 12 and 15 fish a day and getting them ready to join the Wild Sea Penguin colony.
    Joe Castro/EPA
  • A sloth sits in a bucket at the zoo

    A sloth sits in a bucket at the zoo
    A young sloth sits in a bucket at the Bergzoo in Halle an der Saale, Germany, Sept. 12, 2017. The two-toed sloth baby was born at the zoo, Aug.5, 2017.
    Klaus-Dietmar Gabbert/FP/Getty Images
  • A sloth sits in a bucket at the zoo

    A sloth sits in a bucket at the zoo
    A young sloth sits in a bucket at the Bergzoo zoo in Halle an der Saale, Germany, Sept. 12, 2017. The two-toed sloth baby was born at the zoo, Aug.5, 2017.
    Klaus-Dietmar Gabbert/AFP/Getty Images
  • Orangutans snuggle at the zoo

    Orangutans snuggle at the zoo
    Hsiao-Ning an Orangutan sits with its offspring "Niah" in their enclosure at the zoo in Rostock, Germany, Sept. 8, 2017.
    Bernd Wustneck/AFP/Getty Images
  • Three lion cubs go out in front of the public for the first time at safari park Beekse Bergen in Hilvarenbeek, the Netherlands, Sept. 7, 2017. Mother Mariska gave birth to a tripling on June 27.
    Van De Wouw Piroschka/EPA
  • A baby koala goes for piggyback ride

    A baby koala goes for piggyback ride
    A white koala joey on her mother, Tia, at the Australia Zoo on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.
    Australian Zoo/AFP/Getty Images
  • Fox cub hangs out at a zoo in Germany

    Fox cub hangs out at a zoo in Germany
    An animal keeper holds a desert fox cub at the zoo in Aue, Germany, Aug. 16, 2017. The desert fox was born on July 1, 2017 and belongs to the smallest species of wild dogs.
    Sebastian Kahnert/dpa via AP
  • Baby orangutan snuggles with its mother

    Baby orangutan snuggles with its mother
    A baby orangutan relaxes near its mother, Padana, at the zoo in Leipzig, Germany, Aug. 15, 2017. The baby orangutan, whose sex is not yet known, was born on Aug. 5, 2017.
    Jens Meyer/AP
  • Baby Orangutan kisses its zoo keeper

    Baby Orangutan kisses its zoo keeper
    Zoo keeper Eva Ravagni holds the 2.5-month old Borneo Orangutan baby "Hujan" in her arms in Krefeld, Germany, Aug. 15, 2017. The baby was abandoned by its mother and has to be fed with a baby bottle.
    Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP
  • Snow leopard relaxes at a conservation center

    Snow leopard relaxes at a conservation center
    A Snow Leopard (Panthera uncia) at the NABU center (Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union), a German organization that aims at reintroducing the panther and fight against poaching, near the Issyk Kul lake, in the outskirts of Semenovka village, some 205 miles southeast of Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, Aug. 7, 2017.
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  • Young baby gorilla asleep in its mothers arms

    Young baby gorilla asleep in its mothers arms
    A mother gorilla cradles her young baby as they slept together wrapped in each other's arm at the Calgary Zoo in Alberta, Canada, a not-for-profit organisation which homes almost 800 animals and helps to preserve species, Aug. 8, 2017.
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  • Cheetah cub kisses its mother

    Cheetah cub kisses its mother
    Newly-born cheetah cubs and their mother Savannah rest in their enclosure at Prague Zoo, Czech Republic, July 31, 2017. Quintuplets of cheetah cubs were born on May 15, 2017.
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  • Koala baby clings to its mother

    Koala baby clings to its mother
    An unnamed koala clings to its mother in their enclosure at the Duisburg zoo, western Germany, on July 26, 2017.
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  • Adorable tiger cub hanging out in the Magdeburg zoo in Germany

    Adorable tiger cub hanging out in the Magdeburg zoo in Germany
    Tiger offspring "Stormi" sitting on the floor in the Zoo in Magdeburg, Germany, July 26, 2017. The cat was born in the Tiger House of the Zoo on June 22, 2017 and christened "Stormi" in remembrance of the storm front "Paul".
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  • A sea turtle swims in a nursing pool

    A sea turtle swims in a nursing pool
    A green sea turtle swims in a nursing pool at the Sea Turtle Conservation Center in Sattahip Naval Base, Chonburi province, Thailand, July 26, 2017. One thousand and sixty-six endangered species sea turtles, mostly green turtles and hawksbill sea turtles, were released into the sea as part of the conservation center's mission aimed to help preserve the habitats of sea turtles, their precious eggs, ocean environment and aquatic animals, and this year to also celebrate Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun 65th birthday on July 28, 2017.
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  • A baby foal frolics in the sun

    A baby foal frolics in the sun
    Tattoo Summer Sensation a one-week-old Shire horse at Tatton Farm, Knutsford, Britain, July 25, 2017. Shire horses are on the rare breed watch list with only 1500 left in the United Kingdom.
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  • A foal stands next to her mother

    A foal stands next to her mother
    Tattoo Summer Sensation, a 1-week-old shire horse, stands next to her mother, Tatton Tabitha, at Tatton Farm, Knutsford, England, July 25, 2017.
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  • A baby tiger is fed from a bottle

    A baby tiger is fed from a bottle
    A female Amur tiger cub Zoya, born on July 10, 2017, at the Philadelphia Zoo.
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  • Squirrel monkeys cool off

    Squirrel monkeys cool off
    Squirrel monkeys eat fruit at Hefei Wildlife Park in Hefei, China, July 18, 2017. The zoo provided extra pools, air conditioning, fruits and ice cubes to help the animals cool off in the summer heat.
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  • Sea lion and its mother kiss each other

    Sea lion and its mother kiss each other
    A newborn sea lion and the mother sit in their enclosure at the zoo in Duisburg, Germany, July 14, 2017.
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  • Baby hippo and its father kiss each other

    Baby hippo and its father kiss each other
    Fiona, a baby Nile hippopotamus, born prematurely Jan. 24, 2017, swims outside for the first time with her father Henry, right, as her mother Bibi, left, watches in the pool of the zoo's Hippo Cove exhibit in Cincinnati. Hamilton County's sheriff and several deputies presented Fiona and her team of caretakers with a certificate naming the hippo as an honorary deputy sheriff, July 12, 2017.
    Michelle Curley/Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden via AP
  • A lion nurses a leopard cub

    A lion nurses a leopard cub
    A leopard cub is nursed by a 5-year-old lioness in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania, July 11, 2017.
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  • Tibetan antelope romps at Changtang National Nature Reserve

    Tibetan antelope romps at Changtang National Nature Reserve
    A Tibetan antelope calf at the Changtang National Nature Reserve in Tibet in southwestern China, June 24, 2017. It is the antelopes' breeding season, and there are over 3,000 ewes that are pregnant or have newborns at the reserve, in the Qiuka region of Xainza County. The area is a wildlife paradise, with few humans, and is home to a variety of wildlife species and numerous lakes. More than 40 species of rare animals — including Tibetan antelopes, Tibetan wild donkeys, Tibetan yaks and black-necked cranes — live in the region.
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  • Julka swims with her one-month-old calf on a hot summer day

    Julka swims with her one-month-old calf on a hot summer day
    A female hippopotamus, named Julka swims, with her one month old, as yet un-named calf, in Belgrade Zoo, Serbia, July 10, 2017. Hot weather has set in with temperatures rising up to 100.4 Fahrenheit in Belgrade.
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  • Sunda pangolin forages for termites

    Sunda pangolin forages for termites
    A baby Sunda pangolin nicknamed "Sandshrew" feeds on termites in the woods at Singapore Zoo, June 30, 2017. Sandshrew was brought to the Wildlife Health and Research Centre on January 16, reportedly found stranded in the Upper Thomson area by a member of the public. Sunda pangolins are listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). / AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMANROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images
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  • A newborn Bactrian camel is nuzzled by her mother

    A newborn Bactrian camel is nuzzled by her mother
    A newborn bactrian camel (Camelus bactrianus) is nuzzled by her mother in their enclosure in the Nyiregyhaza Animal Park in Nyiregyhaza, 141 miles east of Budapest, Hungary, June 28, 2017. The baby was born weighing 33 lbs. and wearing white fur. Unlike Arabian camels, which have a single hump, Bactrian camels have two humps and are endangered.
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  • Yellow-headed Amazon parrot

    Yellow-headed Amazon parrot
    An eight-week-old Yellow-headed Amazon, photographed at hobby parrot breeder Juergen Jentzsch in Leipzig, Germany, June 27, 2017.
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  • Baby swallows hang out in Lithuania

    Baby swallows hang out in Lithuania
    Baby swallows wait to be fed at the old city in Vilnius, Lithuania, July 5, 2017.
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  • Leopard twins play at the zoo

    Leopard twins play at the zoo
    Amur leopard twins Akeno and Zivon play in their enclosure after their christening at the zoo in Leipzig, Germany, July 6, 2017. The twin animals were born on April 22.
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  • A zebra poses for the camera

    A zebra poses for the camera
    A Burchell's zebra foal stands behind its mother at Schoenbrunn zoo in Vienna, June 29, 2017. The foal of yet undetermined gender was born during the night from June 27 to 28 in the zebras' open-air enclosure.
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  • Rare Barbary lion cub stands tall next to its father

    Rare Barbary lion cub stands tall next to its father
    A Barbary lion cub, stands next to its father "Schroeder" at the zoo in Neuwied, Germany, June 26, 2017.
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  • Alpaca foal takes in the sunshine

    Alpaca foal takes in the sunshine
    Zokni (Socks), an alpaca foal who was born 15 days ago, rests in his enclosure in the Nyiregyhaza Animal Park in Nyiregyhaza, 141 miles east of Budapest, Hungary, June 15, 2017. The stallion baby has been named after the white fur on his legs.
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  • Kangaroo baby peeks out of mothers pouch

    Kangaroo baby peeks out of mothers pouch
    A half-year-old kangaroo baby peeks out of the pouch of his mother at the Stralsund zoo, Germany, June 8, 2017.
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