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The 5 cutest baby animals at the Toronto Zoo right now

The Toronto Zoo has been home to many cute animals throughout the years, but spring 2019 is here and there's a whole brood of new lil' bubs to coo over. 

Here are some of the cutest baby animals at the Toronto zoo right now.

Penelope the pygmy hippo

This little baby hippo may be eight months old now, but she already weighs a healthy 125 pounds and is somehow even cuter than when she was first born.

Obi the baby zebra

This guy is for the Star Wars fans: his name is inspired by the movies, and his siblings are named Leia and Rey. He's an endangered Grevy's zebra and was born on February 13.

Carrie the baby golden lion tamarin

This adorable monkey was named after a research student studying facial changes in golden lion tamarins in relation to breeding behaviours. 

Hazel and Ginger the hoglets 

These cute baby animals are a twofer: a pair of female hoglets. The public voted for their names to be Hazel and Ginger, over the other option of Sadie and Stella.

An African penguin chick

This endangered fluff ball is so young its sex hasn't even been officially determined yet. It's unnamed as of right now, because it just hatched on March 1 and isn't yet available to publicly view. At 36 days old, it weighed in at 1376 grams.

Lead photo by

The Toronto Zoo


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