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Adorable rescued zoo babies

By: Laura Moss on Aug. 8, 2011, 12:01 p.m.
Baby aardvark

Photo: Matt Marriott/Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

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Baby aardvark

This cute, hairless critter was rejected by his mother immediately after she gave birth to him on April 10 at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Fla., so zookeepers stepped in and began feeding and caring for the little guy. Young aardvarks typically remain underground with their mothers for a few weeks after birth, and they're fully weaned in about 16 weeks. This little one is one of just 35 aardvarks in North American zoos, according to Busch Gardens.