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A harp seal pup lounges on the ice of the White Sea in Russia. 960 1280

  

A monkey shelters its baby from heavy snow in Yamanouchi, Japan. 960 1280

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A giant panda cub plays in the snow with his mother at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, DC. 960 1280

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A polar bear cub falls in the snow as his mother passes by in the Moscow Zoo. 960 1280

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A baby penguin plays among a group of adults. 960 1280

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A Sichuan Takin calf stands beside her mother at Berlin's Tierpark Friedrichsfelde Zoo. 960 1280

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An Amur tiger (aka Siberian tiger) licks her cub at the Royev Ruchey Zoo in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. 960 1280

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A female macaque leaps to her baby at a park in Guiyang, China. 960 1280

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Twin polar bear cubs play in the city zoo in St. Petersburg, Russia. 960 1280

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A harp seal pup rests on an ice floe in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada. 960 1280

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Germany's First Walrus Calf
Germany's First Walrus Calf

Germany's First Walrus Calf

Walrus Dyna and her calf are unveiled to the public in Hamburg, Germany. The newborn calf was born in the Hagenbeck Zoo and it's the first and only walrus ever born in Germany. 960 1280

REUTERS / Morris Mac Matzen  

Leopard Cubs in France

Leopard Cubs in France

Two female Sri Lankan baby leopards are seen in a zoo in Maubeuge, France. 960 1280

REUTERS / Yves Herman  

White Lion Cub in Budapest

White Lion Cub in Budapest

A 7-week-old white lion cub plays at a private zoo in Abony, east of Budapest, Hungary. 960 1280

REUTERS / Laszio Balogh  

Baby Flamingo at San Diego Zoo

Baby Flamingo at San Diego Zoo

A 10-day-old pink flamingo, born in captivity, is seen at the San Diego Zoo. 960 1280

Reuters  

Cute Koala Joey in Sydney

Cute Koala Joey in Sydney

A koala joey named 'Boonda' clings to his mother 'Elle' as they sit in their enclosure at Wildlife World in Sydney. 960 1280

Reuters  

It’s Twins!

It’s Twins!

Kit and Kitty are twin red pandas born at Tierpark Zoo in Berlin. The red panda is a rare mammal native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China. 960 1280

Reuters  

Baby Squirrel Monkey

Baby Squirrel Monkey

A three-week-old baby squirrel monkey clings to its mother's back at Edogawa Natural Zoo in Tokyo. 960 1280

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Berlin Zoo’s Hippopotamus Calf

Berlin Zoo’s Hippopotamus Calf

Hippopotamus calf and mother Nicole are pictured at the Berlin Zoo. 960 1280

Reuters  

Baby Meerkats at London Zoo

Baby Meerkats at London Zoo

Zoo keeper Suzi Hyde poses with a pair of hand-reared baby meerkats named Lia and Roo at the London Zoo. Suzi has been hand-rearing the meerkats since their mother abandoned them. 960 1280

Reuters  

Baby Armadillo in Managua

Baby Armadillo in Managua

A zookeeper bottle-feeds a 4-day-old armadillo in Managua, Nicaragua. 960 1280

Reuters  

Lion Cub in Jordan

Lion Cub in Jordan

A newborn African lion cub plays with its mother inside their cage at Jordan's zoo in the town of Yaduda, near the capital of Amman. 960 1280

Reuters  

Prague Zoo's Baby Giraffe

Prague Zoo's Baby Giraffe

The Rothschild's giraffe is seen with her newborn foal at Prague Zoo, Czech Republic. 960 1280

Reuters  

Elephant Calf in Vienna

Elephant Calf in Vienna

An African elephant calf walks next to its mother, Numbi, in their enclosure in Schönbrunn Zoo in Vienna. 960 1280

Reuters  

Baby Sea Lion at Berlin Zoo

Baby Sea Lion at Berlin Zoo

California sea lion Doro (R) nuzzles her 2-month-old baby Gina in their enclosure at the Berlin Zoo. 960 1280

Reuters  

Baby Parrot at Chester Zoo

Baby Parrot at Chester Zoo

A week-old Mount Apo Lorikeet is fed by a zookeeper at the Chester Zoo in northern England. 960 1280

Reuters  

Tiger Cub in China

Tiger Cub in China

A Siberian tiger cub is seen with its mother at a zoo in Harbin, China. 960 1280

Reuters  

Leopard Cub in Germany

Leopard Cub in Germany

A black Amur leopard cub receives its first taste of meat at the Serengeti Safari Park in Hodenhagen, Germany. 960 1280

Reuters  

Aw … Chimpanzee Twins

Aw … Chimpanzee Twins

Eleven-day-old male chimpanzee twins at the Walter private zoo in Gossau, Switzerland. 960 1280

Reuters  

Bush Dog Pup

Bush Dog Pup

A zookeeper holds a 6-week-old bush dog pup during a check-up at Chester Zoo in northern England. 960 1280

Reuters  

San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo

A cuddly polar bear takes the plunge at the San Diego Zoo. More than 3,700 animals call the famed zoo in San Diego’s Balboa Park their home. With 99 acres as their lair, they’ve got plenty of terrain in which to spread out … and splash. 960 1280

San Diego Zoo Global  

Wildwood Discovery Park

Wildwood Discovery Park

The long tufts on this furry cat’s ears are a definite standout at Wildwood Discovery Park. Located in northeast Kent, England, the 40-acre park is home to over 200 species of animals, including this captivating Eurasian lynx, indigenous to the British Isles. 960 1280

Wildwood Discovery Park  

London Zoo

London Zoo

Reach out and touch a penguin. In 2011, the London Zoo, known as “the world’s oldest zoo,” unveiled a penguin beach exhibit, topped by this large underwater pool. Now the zoo boasts a new title : Home of England’s biggest penguin pool. 960 1280

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Central Park Zoo

Central Park Zoo

These adorable snow leopards make their home at NYC’s Central Park Zoo. Only 6.5 acres, the zoo is small in size but big on star attractions: More than 150 species of wildlife from around the world can be found here, from mammals and birds, to reptiles and amphibians. 960 1280

Julie Larsen Maher (c) WCS  

Bronx Zoo

Bronx Zoo

While in New York, don’t forget the Bronx Zoo, either. Make sure to bring your walking shoes; the 265-acre zoo is the world’s largest metropolitan zoo, home to some 6,000 animals, representing 650 species.
960 1280

Julie Larsen Maher (c) WCS  

Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo

Head to the Land Down Under to catch a glimpse of this ring-tailed lemur. The Madagascar native, with a striking black-and-white tail, joins more than 5,120 animals who call the Melbourne Zoo home. Find the 55-acre wildlife wonderland in the center of Victoria’s capital city. 960 1280

Karen Rawady, Melbourne Zoo  

Zoo Berlin

Zoo Berlin

The Berlin Zoo is the oldest zoo in all of Germany. Opened in 1844, the grounds are home to an incredible collection of wildlife: 20,500 animals, representing 1,500 species, are housed here, making it the most comprehensive collection of wildlife in the world. Not surprisingly, the zoo is Europe’s most visited. 960 1280

Zoo Berlin  

Dallas Zoo

Dallas Zoo

What’s a penguin doing in Dallas? If he’s an African penguin, he won’t mind the weather. In all, the Dallas Zoo houses more than 2,000 animals, across 406 species. Find the zoo just 3 miles from downtown Dallas, and block of the day to explore its 106-acre grounds. 960 1280

  

Philadelphia Zoo

Philadelphia Zoo

City kids love the Philadelphia Zoo. The zoo -- the oldest in the United States -- boasts something sure to delight visitors old and young: a children’s zoo and family education center. Kids and adults alike can pet miniature horses, sheep and goats. 960 1280

Philadelphia Zoo  

Sao Paulo Zoo

Sao Paulo Zoo

When in Brazil, check out the country’s largest zoo. Located just south of Sao Paulo, the Sao Paulo Zoo spans 204 acres and is home to more than 3,200 animals. The zoo opened in June 1958; in the decades since, it’s focused on preserving Brazil’s endangered species, such as lion marmosets, Neotropical felines and miniature blue macaws. 960 1280

Deni Williams, flickr   

The Singapore Zoo

The Singapore Zoo

Join in the family fun and feed the elephants at the Singapore Zoo. Billed the “World’s Best Rainforest Zoo,” the grounds rest in a heavily forested nature reserve. Inside, visitors can see exhibits like "Elephants at Work and Play.” We’re betting snacks from visitors are part of the “play.” 960 1280

Wildlife Reserves Singapore  

Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo

Want to see the UK’s only giant pandas? Hop aboard for a tour at the Edinburgh Zoo. Opened in 1913, the zoo features many unique attractions. In addition to 2 pandas on loan from China, Scotland’s Edinburgh Zoo is the only zoo in Britain to house koalas. The zoo was also the first in the world to house and to breed penguins. Today, visitors can see Gentoo, rockhopper and king penguins. 960 1280

Edinburgh Blog, flickr  

St. Louis Zoo

St. Louis Zoo

Located in Forest Park, the St. Louis ZooSt. Louis Zoo features animal attractions like Sea Lion Sound, the Insectarium, Big Cat Country and Bear Bluffs. See black rhinos and sun bears at River’s Edge; red pandas and gorillas in The Wild; meerkats and tree kangaroos at Discovery Corner; amphibians and reptiles at Historic Hill; or stingrays and sea lions at Lakeside Crossing. The Zooline Railroad, Children’s Zoo and “Ice Age: awn of the Dinosaurs” 4-D Motion Simulator are few other must-see attractions at this zoo located in St. Louis, MO. 960 1280

Saint Louis Zoo / Ray Meibaum  

Toronto Zoo

Toronto Zoo

Home to more than 5,000 animals representing over 450 species, the Toronto Zoo is the largest zoo in Canada. The 710-acre zoo is divided into 7 regions: Indo-Malaya, Africa, Americas, Tundra Trek, Australasia, Eurasia and the Canadian Domain. We recommend heading to the zoo’s Africa region to see hippopotamuses, hyenas, sable antelopes, olive baboons and the world’s largest indoor gorilla exhibit. 960 1280

Toronto Zoo  

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

Ranked “World’s #1 Zoo” in 2014 by TripAdvisor, Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium features the largest cat complex in North America; “Kingdoms of the Night,” the world’s largest nocturnal exhibit and indoor swamp; Lied Jungle, the world’s largest indoor rainforests; and the Desert Dome, the world’s largest indoor desert and world’s largest glazed geodesic dome (larger than Montreal’s Biosphere or Epcot’s Spaceship Earth). 960 1280

Mr. Nixter  

Beijing Zoo

Beijing Zoo

Located in China’s Xicheng District, the Beijing Zoo is one of oldest zoos in China and it has one of the largest animal collections in the country, which includes the Giant Panda, golden-nosed monkey, South China Tiger, white-lipped deer and Tibetan gazelle. Home to 14,500 animals, the 220-acre zoo is a center for zoological research that studies and breeds rare animals from various continents. Visitors should also check out the zoo’s classical Chinese gardens with flower beds, stretches of meadows, small streams, rivers, lotus pools and pavilions. 960 1280

Reuters / Carlos Gutierrez  

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10 Photos

A harp seal pup lounges on the ice of the White Sea in Russia. 960 1280

  

A monkey shelters its baby from heavy snow in Yamanouchi, Japan. 960 1280

Reuters  

A giant panda cub plays in the snow with his mother at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, DC. 960 1280

Reuters  

A polar bear cub falls in the snow as his mother passes by in the Moscow Zoo. 960 1280

Reuters  

A baby penguin plays among a group of adults. 960 1280

Reuters  

A Sichuan Takin calf stands beside her mother at Berlin's Tierpark Friedrichsfelde Zoo. 960 1280

Reuters  

An Amur tiger (aka Siberian tiger) licks her cub at the Royev Ruchey Zoo in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. 960 1280

Reuters  

A female macaque leaps to her baby at a park in Guiyang, China. 960 1280

Reuters  

Twin polar bear cubs play in the city zoo in St. Petersburg, Russia. 960 1280

Reuters  

A harp seal pup rests on an ice floe in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada. 960 1280

Reuters  

Germany's First Walrus Calf

Germany's First Walrus Calf

Walrus Dyna and her calf are unveiled to the public in Hamburg, Germany. The newborn calf was born in the Hagenbeck Zoo and it's the first and only walrus ever born in Germany. 960 1280

REUTERS / Morris Mac Matzen  

Leopard Cubs in France

Leopard Cubs in France

Two female Sri Lankan baby leopards are seen in a zoo in Maubeuge, France. 960 1280

REUTERS / Yves Herman  

White Lion Cub in Budapest

White Lion Cub in Budapest

A 7-week-old white lion cub plays at a private zoo in Abony, east of Budapest, Hungary. 960 1280

REUTERS / Laszio Balogh  

Baby Flamingo at San Diego Zoo

Baby Flamingo at San Diego Zoo

A 10-day-old pink flamingo, born in captivity, is seen at the San Diego Zoo. 960 1280

Reuters  

Cute Koala Joey in Sydney

Cute Koala Joey in Sydney

A koala joey named 'Boonda' clings to his mother 'Elle' as they sit in their enclosure at Wildlife World in Sydney. 960 1280

Reuters  

It’s Twins!

It’s Twins!

Kit and Kitty are twin red pandas born at Tierpark Zoo in Berlin. The red panda is a rare mammal native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China. 960 1280

Reuters  

Baby Squirrel Monkey

Baby Squirrel Monkey

A three-week-old baby squirrel monkey clings to its mother's back at Edogawa Natural Zoo in Tokyo. 960 1280

Reuters  

Berlin Zoo’s Hippopotamus Calf

Berlin Zoo’s Hippopotamus Calf

Hippopotamus calf and mother Nicole are pictured at the Berlin Zoo. 960 1280

Reuters  

Baby Meerkats at London Zoo

Baby Meerkats at London Zoo

Zoo keeper Suzi Hyde poses with a pair of hand-reared baby meerkats named Lia and Roo at the London Zoo. Suzi has been hand-rearing the meerkats since their mother abandoned them. 960 1280

Reuters  

Baby Armadillo in Managua

Baby Armadillo in Managua

A zookeeper bottle-feeds a 4-day-old armadillo in Managua, Nicaragua. 960 1280

Reuters  

Lion Cub in Jordan

Lion Cub in Jordan

A newborn African lion cub plays with its mother inside their cage at Jordan's zoo in the town of Yaduda, near the capital of Amman. 960 1280

Reuters  

Prague Zoo's Baby Giraffe

Prague Zoo's Baby Giraffe

The Rothschild's giraffe is seen with her newborn foal at Prague Zoo, Czech Republic. 960 1280

Reuters  

Elephant Calf in Vienna

Elephant Calf in Vienna

An African elephant calf walks next to its mother, Numbi, in their enclosure in Schönbrunn Zoo in Vienna. 960 1280

Reuters  

Baby Sea Lion at Berlin Zoo

Baby Sea Lion at Berlin Zoo

California sea lion Doro (R) nuzzles her 2-month-old baby Gina in their enclosure at the Berlin Zoo. 960 1280

Reuters  

Baby Parrot at Chester Zoo

Baby Parrot at Chester Zoo

A week-old Mount Apo Lorikeet is fed by a zookeeper at the Chester Zoo in northern England. 960 1280

Reuters  

Tiger Cub in China

Tiger Cub in China

A Siberian tiger cub is seen with its mother at a zoo in Harbin, China. 960 1280

Reuters  

Leopard Cub in Germany

Leopard Cub in Germany

A black Amur leopard cub receives its first taste of meat at the Serengeti Safari Park in Hodenhagen, Germany. 960 1280

Reuters  

Aw … Chimpanzee Twins

Aw … Chimpanzee Twins

Eleven-day-old male chimpanzee twins at the Walter private zoo in Gossau, Switzerland. 960 1280

Reuters  

Bush Dog Pup

Bush Dog Pup

A zookeeper holds a 6-week-old bush dog pup during a check-up at Chester Zoo in northern England. 960 1280

Reuters  

16 Photos
San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo

A cuddly polar bear takes the plunge at the San Diego Zoo. More than 3,700 animals call the famed zoo in San Diego’s Balboa Park their home. With 99 acres as their lair, they’ve got plenty of terrain in which to spread out … and splash. 960 1280

San Diego Zoo Global  

Wildwood Discovery Park

Wildwood Discovery Park

The long tufts on this furry cat’s ears are a definite standout at Wildwood Discovery Park. Located in northeast Kent, England, the 40-acre park is home to over 200 species of animals, including this captivating Eurasian lynx, indigenous to the British Isles. 960 1280

Wildwood Discovery Park  

London Zoo

London Zoo

Reach out and touch a penguin. In 2011, the London Zoo, known as “the world’s oldest zoo,” unveiled a penguin beach exhibit, topped by this large underwater pool. Now the zoo boasts a new title : Home of England’s biggest penguin pool. 960 1280

ZSL  

Central Park Zoo

Central Park Zoo

These adorable snow leopards make their home at NYC’s Central Park Zoo. Only 6.5 acres, the zoo is small in size but big on star attractions: More than 150 species of wildlife from around the world can be found here, from mammals and birds, to reptiles and amphibians. 960 1280

Julie Larsen Maher (c) WCS  

Bronx Zoo

Bronx Zoo

While in New York, don’t forget the Bronx Zoo, either. Make sure to bring your walking shoes; the 265-acre zoo is the world’s largest metropolitan zoo, home to some 6,000 animals, representing 650 species.
960 1280

Julie Larsen Maher (c) WCS  

Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo

Head to the Land Down Under to catch a glimpse of this ring-tailed lemur. The Madagascar native, with a striking black-and-white tail, joins more than 5,120 animals who call the Melbourne Zoo home. Find the 55-acre wildlife wonderland in the center of Victoria’s capital city. 960 1280

Karen Rawady, Melbourne Zoo  

Zoo Berlin

Zoo Berlin

The Berlin Zoo is the oldest zoo in all of Germany. Opened in 1844, the grounds are home to an incredible collection of wildlife: 20,500 animals, representing 1,500 species, are housed here, making it the most comprehensive collection of wildlife in the world. Not surprisingly, the zoo is Europe’s most visited. 960 1280

Zoo Berlin  

Dallas Zoo

Dallas Zoo

What’s a penguin doing in Dallas? If he’s an African penguin, he won’t mind the weather. In all, the Dallas Zoo houses more than 2,000 animals, across 406 species. Find the zoo just 3 miles from downtown Dallas, and block of the day to explore its 106-acre grounds. 960 1280

  

Philadelphia Zoo

Philadelphia Zoo

City kids love the Philadelphia Zoo. The zoo -- the oldest in the United States -- boasts something sure to delight visitors old and young: a children’s zoo and family education center. Kids and adults alike can pet miniature horses, sheep and goats. 960 1280

Philadelphia Zoo  

Sao Paulo Zoo

Sao Paulo Zoo

When in Brazil, check out the country’s largest zoo. Located just south of Sao Paulo, the Sao Paulo Zoo spans 204 acres and is home to more than 3,200 animals. The zoo opened in June 1958; in the decades since, it’s focused on preserving Brazil’s endangered species, such as lion marmosets, Neotropical felines and miniature blue macaws. 960 1280

Deni Williams, flickr   

The Singapore Zoo

The Singapore Zoo

Join in the family fun and feed the elephants at the Singapore Zoo. Billed the “World’s Best Rainforest Zoo,” the grounds rest in a heavily forested nature reserve. Inside, visitors can see exhibits like "Elephants at Work and Play.” We’re betting snacks from visitors are part of the “play.” 960 1280

Wildlife Reserves Singapore  

Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo

Want to see the UK’s only giant pandas? Hop aboard for a tour at the Edinburgh Zoo. Opened in 1913, the zoo features many unique attractions. In addition to 2 pandas on loan from China, Scotland’s Edinburgh Zoo is the only zoo in Britain to house koalas. The zoo was also the first in the world to house and to breed penguins. Today, visitors can see Gentoo, rockhopper and king penguins. 960 1280

Edinburgh Blog, flickr  

St. Louis Zoo

St. Louis Zoo

Located in Forest Park, the St. Louis ZooSt. Louis Zoo features animal attractions like Sea Lion Sound, the Insectarium, Big Cat Country and Bear Bluffs. See black rhinos and sun bears at River’s Edge; red pandas and gorillas in The Wild; meerkats and tree kangaroos at Discovery Corner; amphibians and reptiles at Historic Hill; or stingrays and sea lions at Lakeside Crossing. The Zooline Railroad, Children’s Zoo and “Ice Age: awn of the Dinosaurs” 4-D Motion Simulator are few other must-see attractions at this zoo located in St. Louis, MO. 960 1280

Saint Louis Zoo / Ray Meibaum  

Toronto Zoo

Toronto Zoo

Home to more than 5,000 animals representing over 450 species, the Toronto Zoo is the largest zoo in Canada. The 710-acre zoo is divided into 7 regions: Indo-Malaya, Africa, Americas, Tundra Trek, Australasia, Eurasia and the Canadian Domain. We recommend heading to the zoo’s Africa region to see hippopotamuses, hyenas, sable antelopes, olive baboons and the world’s largest indoor gorilla exhibit. 960 1280

Toronto Zoo  

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

Ranked “World’s #1 Zoo” in 2014 by TripAdvisor, Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium features the largest cat complex in North America; “Kingdoms of the Night,” the world’s largest nocturnal exhibit and indoor swamp; Lied Jungle, the world’s largest indoor rainforests; and the Desert Dome, the world’s largest indoor desert and world’s largest glazed geodesic dome (larger than Montreal’s Biosphere or Epcot’s Spaceship Earth). 960 1280

Mr. Nixter  

Beijing Zoo

Beijing Zoo

Located in China’s Xicheng District, the Beijing Zoo is one of oldest zoos in China and it has one of the largest animal collections in the country, which includes the Giant Panda, golden-nosed monkey, South China Tiger, white-lipped deer and Tibetan gazelle. Home to 14,500 animals, the 220-acre zoo is a center for zoological research that studies and breeds rare animals from various continents. Visitors should also check out the zoo’s classical Chinese gardens with flower beds, stretches of meadows, small streams, rivers, lotus pools and pavilions. 960 1280

Reuters / Carlos Gutierrez  

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