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Here's a photo of sea lion Calli's beautiful pup, taken by a FONZ Photo Club member. Enjoy!

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We double dog dare you not to saw "Awwww"! And yes, we've got more cheetah cub pix on the way!

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Thanks to everyone who wished Luke, our Father of the Year, a happy Father's Day!

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#FuzzballFriday! Three-week-old two-pound cheetah cub!

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Yes! This is 1 of our new Asian small-clawed otters, Mac & Smidge. They're on exhibit at Asia Trail. Come visit!

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Mammal mystery! Here's a glimpse of 1 of our new residents. Do you know whose nose it is?

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Happy 5th birthday to Guntur, our Sumatran tiger! In the wild, there are <3,500 tigers & <500 Sumatran tigers.

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Our newest small mammal weighs less than 2 ounces, but he's named after a 5-ton animal! What is he?

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Happy Mother's Day!

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New limited-edition giant panda pin from in DC! Portion of the proceeds benefits & us!

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Having a tough day? Does this cheetah cub photo make it better? (Prepare for more!)

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Tweet 1000: #animalfact When a female lion's in estrus, a male may breed her 15+ times in a single day!

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Giant anteater Maripi has chosen a name for her 4-month-old pup! Drum roll, please...

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Meet our newest babies: 2 clouded leopards born at our VA campus! http://bit.ly/i8KIX0

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Breaking! We're combining 2 endangered species conservation programs by combining 2 endangered species.

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Meet our newest baby bird! Anyone know what it is? Hint: it will eventually be 6 feet tall!

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Hope this cheetah cub makes you smile! More new pix on the way.

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Practicing for lion Olympics? Or is this cub giving a flying mane massage? Captions, please!

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Happy St. Patrick's Day from our Small Mammal House! See more fun enrichment pix http://bit.ly/hjKSJC

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