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.

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.