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From the cute pandas to wild tigers, from the calm giraffes to naughty monkeys, zoo is the home to varied fauna that delight our eyes with innocent looks and hilarious acts. Here is a list of 10 such adorable animals that will make you run to a zoo, look out for them, and cuddle them.
This picture shows a baboon feasting on frozen food to beat the summer heat at the Bioparc zoo in Valencia. Baboons make sounds that are similar to the vowels a,e,i,o and u, researchers said.
This Red panda (Ailurus fulgens) feeds on fruits at its enclosure at the zoo of Mulhouse in eastern France.
An elephant plays with a Christmas tree at the Zoologischer Garten zoo in Berlin.
This squirrel monkey tries to open a wrapped package filled with food as a Christmas gift at the zoo of La Fleche, western France.
A zookeeper feeds eight days-old white Bengal tiger cubs at a private zoo in Yalta, Crimea.
A Cape giraffe, or South African giraffe, is seen in an enclosure at the Giza zoo in Cairo. Isma'il Pasha, the ruler of Egypt from 1863-1879, built the zoo and planned the opening to coincide with the inauguration of the Suez Canal in 1869 but was not able to do so in time.
An infant Hamadrya baboon plays with a female Hamadrya baboon in an enclosure at the Giza zoo in Cairo.
This is a picture of a seven-week old fennec fox (Vulpes zerda) at the Ramat Gan Safari zoo near the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv.
This handout picture taken by the Tiergarten Schonbrunn Vienna zoo shows a video grab of panda mother Yang Yang holding her twins born at the zoo. AFP PHOTO / TIERGARTEN SCHOENBRUNN
Giant panda Mei Xiang and her cub Bei Bei(R) play in their enclosure at the National Zoo in Washington, DC. Bei Bei is part of Sino–American panda diplomacy and will have to be sent to the People's Republic of China at the age of 4.
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