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11/01/2010

The Daily Beast - ZooBorns - November 1, 2010

What makes a good baby picture? On ZooBorns.com, the babies have to be wild. Maybe obscure. Possibly endangered. Mostly, they have to be cute.

"Cute always comes first," said Chris Eastland, an artist and photographer from Brooklyn, N.Y., who joined forces with Andrew Bleiman of Chicago to create ZooBorns.com two years ago.

Their website delivers birth announcements from zoos and aquariums around the world, and gets about a million hits a month.

The men are publishing a pair of hardcover books through Simon & Schuster — "ZooBorns!" a 32-page children's book released last month, and a longer book for all ages also called "ZooBorns," out next week. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums gets 10 per cent from sales.  (CP)

Toronto Star Photo Editor Wanda Goodwin shares a selection of these images here. 

 

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This Fennec fox is on the book cover "ZooBorns," released by Simon & Schuster by Andrew Bleiman and Chris Eastland.   (AP Photo/Simon & Schuster )


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Rooby a Red Kangaroo at the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Manitoba, Canada.  (AP Photo/Assiniboine Park Zoo, Darlene Stack) 

 

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Orphan Baby Sea Otter at Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey Bay Aquarium/Randy Wilder

 

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Amani the baby aardvark from the Detroit Zoo

 Detroit Zoo / Mark Gaskill

 

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Bengal Tiger cub at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

Photo; Robert La Follette

 

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A baby Tamandua (or Lesser Anteater) at Discovery Cove in Orlando, Fla.   (AP Photo/Discovery Cove, David Collier)

 

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Hasani a Western Lowland Gorilla at the San Francisco Zoo in San Francisco, Calif.   (AP Photo/San Francisco Zoo, George Nikitin)

 

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Red Panda Cubs Edmonton Valley Zoo
 Jesse Popowicz / City of Edmonton

 

Elephant Calf (Beco) #14 - G. Jones, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

 


Beco the elephant plays with a big rubber ball at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.  Grahm Jones photo.

 

 

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The see otter looks soo adorable.

Gimme the baby Bengal

These animals are so cute I could eat them!! ;-)

these are adorable

so cute! I love animals! :D

ugly animals eh!

It's really sad how we are destroying such inspiring beauty out of greed!

That baby kangaroo is a weird little dood. Human babies are not exactly zooborns, but they are certainly as weird as the weirdest of these.

Awesome newborns!! It is not what they look like now, but how they will look in the future. Thank You for sharing these outstanding pictues... cheer,s Rick Hill, St. Catharines Ontario Canada

Awesome newborns!! It is not what they look like now, but how they will look in the future. Thank You for sharing these outstanding pictues... cheer,s Rick Hill, St. Catharines Ontario Canada

They are so cute! (well most of them anyways!)

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