2011-03-03

10 newborn baby animals (with pictures)

A post on UPI shows pictures of 10 baby animals that have been born in zoos around the world. Three pictures after the break.
Baby rhinoceros. Note that the horns are not yet developed, which must help the mother at birth.
Red panda cub. Extra credit if you can figure out what is going on in this picture.
Here is another photo of the red panda cub, with its mother:
Source: Wired
Wired explains:
Despite their name, red pandas (Ailurus fulgens, also called “lesser panda,” “bear cat” and “firefox”) are more closely related to raccoons than to giant pandas. They live in cool bamboo forests in the Sichuan and Yunnan provinces in China, in the Himalayas and in Burma. Fewer than 2,500 red pandas remain in the wild, making this birth a victory for conservationists worldwide as well as for its first-timer parents.
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