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Adorable ZooBorns Video Round-Up

There's so much going on at zoo nurseries these days we can barely keep up! Enjoy this collection of outstanding videos from Smithsonian National Zoo and Bronx Zoo.

In a 24-hour-period between July 9 and 10, a clouded leopard cub, a Przewalski's horse, and a red panda cub were all born at Smithsonian's National Zoo's Conservation and Research Center


Looks like the Smithsonian National Zoo is gonna need a bigger bird house!


Watch a baby lemur grow from a sleepy eyed infant into a bouncing teen (in lemur years) at the Bronx Zoo


Rhea Chicks Burrow in Their Father's Feathers

Three of the four new rhea chicks at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo nest in the feathers of their father. The chicks hatched on Apr. 20 and were the first rhea chicks to hatch at the National Zoo in 30 years. Dedicated fathers, it is the male rhea who incubates the eggs and protects the chicks after they hatch. The Zoo is now home to a total of seven rheas: a male, two females, and the four new chicks.

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Photo Credit: Mehgan Murphy/Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Date Apr. 24, 2008

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Photo Credit: Mehgan Murphy/Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Date Apr. 24, 2008

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Photo Credit: Jessie Cohen /Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Date Apr. 24, 2008

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