Awwww-inspiring animals

Spring is in the air, and that means that at zoos all over the world, baby animals are getting their first peek at the strange species that comes to point at them and laugh and go ­AWWWWW. (Humans!)

We’re especially lucky because zoos in Maryland, Washington and Virginia have adorable baby critters that you can visit. You can see a black-and-white colobus monkey at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, a male sloth bear at the National Zoo and a squirrel monkey at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk.

Gallery of the Week

BETHESDA, MD- APRIL 9:
Kids winner of Peeps contest. Six kids from this Bethesda neighborhood collaborated on the 'What Does the Peep Say?' diorama, a parody on the YouTube sensation 'What Does the Fox Say?'.
Left to right:  Zachary White (9), Zoe White (11), Caroline Roberts-Gaal (12), Lauren Gates (13), Hugo Byrne (9), Zeke White (9).
(Photo by Rebecca Drobis/ For the Washington Post)

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Even if you can’t get to a zoo
sometime soon, enjoy the awwww-
inspiring babies on this page. You can find even more in the Gallery of the Week at kidspost.com.

 
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