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Babies dominate this week's animal news

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 01:09

Babies at zoos in Germany and Peru delight zookeepers and visitors alike, while a snake in India shows one man the dangers of taking selfies. Diane Hodges reports.

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Leading this week's animal stories are a pair of babies. This tiny gorilla was born at the Frankfurt zoo September 15. Mom Shira hasn't let zookeepers get close enough yet to see if its a boy or a girl, So they'll have to pick out a name--and the appropriate colors for the nursery--later. Zookeepers in Peru unveiled this two-month-old bundle of energy this week. Chiclayanita is the first lion cub born at a Peruvian zoo in 20 years. This beach in Mexico is alive with Olive Ridley Sea Turtles, who have made their annual journey to lay their eggs. It's one of only twelve beaches in the world where these endangered animals make their nests, providing a homegrown lesson in ecology for local residents. And in India, a python that wandered into a school provided a valuable lesson to a man who wanted to take a selfie....to never, ever, turn your back on a wild animal. And that wraps up this week's top animal stories.

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Babies dominate this week's animal news

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 01:09