Baby Boom at the Zoo: 2009 Edition

Think you had a busy 2009? Try helping to raise more than 600 babies. That's what the National Zoo did this past year.

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Think you had a busy 2009? Try helping to raise more than 600 babies, like this female white-naped crane chick. That's what the National Zoo did this past year.
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About 400 of those "babies" were cuttlefish, but that still left more than 200 others who needed a lot of TLC. Take a look back at some of the cutest pics of 2009, courtesy of the Zoo.
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Kibibi, a female western lowland gorilla.
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A young foal alongside a Przewalski's Horse.
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A cameleon forest dragon hangs out.
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The burrowing owls look puzzled by the camera.
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Some sleepy black footed ferrets.
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One of the hundreds of cuttlefish that hatched at the Smithsonian's National Zoo this year.
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The giant anteater named Cyrano, riding upon the back of his mother, Maripi.
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The clouded leopard cubs look hungry...
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A black and rufous elephant shrew.
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Rhea chicks pose for a picture.
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A baby red panda. Aww!
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The Burmese Brow-Antlered deer (a.k.a. Eld's Deer).
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A wattled crane chick, pictured here with its mother.
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Look Ma, no legs! A dama gazelle shows off.
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An elegant crested tinamou chick.
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