The California Condor was bred back from the brink of extinction. In 1988 only 22 were left in the world, all of those in captivity. Still critically endangered, there are now 321 known living condors, 172 of which are wild. Born just days ago, these tiny chicks epitomize "ugly-cute."
Growing only slightly bigger than a large goat, European Fallow Deer are beautiful creatures that retain their white spots into adulthood. Native to Southern Europe along the Mediterranean, these fawns were born in Dec. of 2008 at the Mogo Zoo in Australia. Pictures provided by PsiberTek Photography.
At one month of age, Eugenia the baby dromedary camel is still getting used to her very long legs and wobbly frame at the Benito Juarez Zoo in Morelia Michoacán Mexico. The video is grainy but Eugenia's high-spirits are evident.
Unable to nurse for itself, this little Ring-tailed Lemur is being hand raised by zoo keepers at the Franklin Park Zoo. Just like a human baby, the little guy requires around the clock care, but the staff at the zoo have experience with sleepless nights and the lemur has been growing steadily since its birth on February 18th (the sex is still unknown).
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On March 18th proud, Collared Lemur parents Vera and Jean Luc gave birth to a single tiny baby at the Bronx Zoo. Like the sifaka lemurs we have covered, baby collared lemurs cling tightly to mom for the first few weeks of life. We'd show you more but all we can see is a head, a hand, and the occasional tail sticking out of the fluff.
Check out the Bronx Zoo's awesome Lemur Life site to learn about the distinct personalities of their resident lemurs.
A second serving of adorable Asian Small-clawed Otter pups born just three weeks ago at Sea World Orlando. As you can hear on camera, these social otters often communicate vocally, in this case with a very fitting chirp.
The birth of one of the world's rarest creatures was celebrated this week at North Korea's Pyongyang People's Zoo. The Fennec Hare is on the brink of extinction with only a handful remaining in captivity.
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Once found throughout the Iperian Steppe, but now critically endangered, the Fennec hare relies on its acute auditory sense to evade predators and detect its favored prey, the D. carota beetle.