Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Three lion cubs are seen in the lion's enclosure, at Belgrade Zoo, Serbia, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009. The cubs were born Aug. 13, from mother African lion Kiara, and father white lion Wambo, who is a top attraction at Belgrade Zoo. (Srdjan Ilic/AP Photo )

A Siberian wolf cub, born at the end of April, walks around a park at the Servion Zoo near Lausanne, Switzerland, May 27, 2009. (Dominic Favre/Keystone/AP Photo)

Hasani, a 6-month-old western lowland gorilla, sits in the grass at a gorilla exhibit during his first public viewing at California's San Francisco Zoo, June 5, 2009. Since his mother rejected him at birth, zoo staff members have raised him. A surrogate gorilla mother was trained to care for Hasani and has accepted the newborn as her own. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Twin black panther cubs sit in a basket at the Tierpark zoo during a presentation to the media, in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday June 9, 2009. The female cubs named Larisa and Sipura were born on April 26, 2009. (Maya Hitij/AP Photo)

Three baby fennec foxes, including the one seen here, made their public debut June 20, 2009, at Tokyo's Sunshine International Aquarium. Fennec foxes, known for their outlandishly large ears, are nocturnal creatures that live in the deserts of North Africa. (Junko Kimura/Getty Images)

A clouded leopard cub, (Neofelis Nebulosa), born on April 25, 2009 is seen at Jardin des Plantes Zoological in Paris, Tuesday June 23, 2009. (Francois Mori/AP Photo)

Barely two weeks old, Sha-lei, a Styan's red panda cub, made a public appearance June 30, 2009, at the Edmonton Valley Zoo in Edmonton, Canada. There are estimated to be fewer than 2,500 mature Styan's Red Pandas in the world. (Jimmy Jeong/The Canadian Press/AP Photo)

A Hoffman's two-toed sloth made its first public appearance July 15, 2009, at the Philadelphia Zoo. Officials have not yet determined whether the baby sloth, seen here clinging to its mother, Charlotte, is male or female. It was born July 10, 2009. (Matt Rourke/AP Photo)

A person feeds a baby macaw rubrogeny on July 29, 2009 at the Jurques zoo, near Caen, western France. Two macaw rubrogenys were born at the zoo on June 26, 2009. Approximately 1000 macaw rubrogenys are left in the wild today. (MYCHELE DANIAU/AFP/Getty Images

A 12-day-old Nile hippopotamus plays with its mother, Chombi, at Malaysia's National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur July 29, 2009. The baby hippopotamus has not been given a name. (Bazuki Muhammad/Reuters)

Germany's Hannover Zoo welcomed this week two new leopard cubs to their zoo family, the Los Angeles Times reported. The two cubs, who are still unnamed, weighed just over a pound after their May 31, 2009, birth. Leopards typically grow to an adult weight of 130 pounds, so these cubs still have some filling in to do. The cubs' mother, Saia, cares to one of the youngsters. (NIGEL TREBLIN/AFP/Getty Images)

After losing her baby son in August 2008 to an intestinal infection, 12-year-old gorilla Gana wandered around the Allwetter Zoo in Muenster, Germany, carrying her dead offspring. Just short of a year later, Gana became a mother again -- and this time the baby was healthy. Gana, shown here nursing her 3-day-old baby, Claudia, earned the world's sympathy for her extended, emotional mourning process. Ilona Zuehlke, a spokeswoman for the zoo, said the birth of Claudia has had a visible effect on the proud mother. "Gana looks very happy," Zuehlke told The Associated Press. (Mark Keppler/AP Photo)

It's a boy. This baby panda was born at the San Diego Zoo on Aug. 5, 2009, and the zoo staff, anxious to leave the newborn alone with its mother, a Chinese-born panda named Bai Yun, did not get to examine the little guy for a month. A baby panda's sex is not obvious when you can only see it from a distance. Following Chinese tradition, the baby will not get a name until he is 100 days old. (Ken Bohn/San Diego Zoo)

Boniface, a 40-day-old lion cub, is seen here during his first appearance for press at Kazakhstan's Karaganda Zoo, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009. (Boris Buzin/AP Photo )

In this photo, baby E.T. is held by its mother in Vienna's Schoenbrunn zoo, Sept. 25, 2009. The newborn gibbon was dubbed E.T. by zookeepers because of its wrinkly pink skin and long fingers, reported the British Web site The Sun. (Daniel Zupanc/Zoo Vienna, via Reuters)

In this photo, zookeeper Nadja Radovic holds two 12-day-old white lion cubs at the Belgrade Zoo, Serbia, Sept. 30, 2009. The two cubs, an extremely rare subspecies of the African lion, were born at the Belgrade Zoo. White lions are unique to the Timbavati area of South Africa and are not albinos, but a genetic rarity. (Srdjan Ilic/AP Photo )

Jolie, a baby orangutan, looks out through its mother's fur during its first appearance at the Hellabrunn zoo in Munich, Germany, Oct. 27, 2009. The orangutan baby was born July 15, 2009. (Christof Stache/AP Photo)

This Oct. 7, 2009 photo provided by SeaWorld San Diego shows sea turtle hatchlings transferred to a holding pool at SeaWorld San Diego. The population of endangered green sea turtles at SeaWorld grew by 82 in October when the eggs hatched on Shipwreck Beach without human help. (Bob Couey/SeaWorld San Diego/AP Photo )

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