Adorable Babies at the Lincoln Park Zoo

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— Courtesy Lincoln Park Zoo
Solomon Island leaf froglets hatch fully formed, not as tadpoles like most other frog species

Teeny Solomon Island leaf froglets, a Bolivian titi monkey named Madeira, and dwarf crocodiles are a few of Chicago's cuties. As these fun facts and photos prove, baby animals are (almost) just like us!

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2008

MONKEY: Born Mar. 13, 2008
One-year-old Suriqui, a Bolivian titi monkey, loves to carry around his baby sibling, Madeira, named after a major tributary of the Amazon River. The baby clings so tightly to parents Delasol and Ocala that the zookeepers haven't been able to tell yet whether Madeira is male or female. Stay tuned—Madeira has a well-baby check scheduled for mid-June.
Who Knew? When two or more members of a titi family sit next to each other—whether awake or sleeping—they have an endearing habit of twining their tails together like a braid.

FROGS: Hatched Feb. 16, 2008
These new Solomon Island leaf froglets hatched fully formed, not as tadpoles like most frog species, and they're teeny enough to perch easily on a fingertip.
Who Knew? The Lincoln Park Zoo is a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, which has declared 2008 the Year of the Frog. It claims that half of the world's 6,000 amphibian species could disappear in our lifetime—the largest mass extinction since the dinosaurs. Find out more at lpzoo.org.
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CROCODILES: Hatched Sept. 21, 2007
The zoo's oldest resident, dubbed R1, became a father for the first time at 69 with the hatching of these five dwarf crocodiles. You can find the babies at the Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House.
Who Knew? Dwarf crocodiles are shy, nocturnal, and, not surprisingly, the smallest of crocodile species. They tend to reach about five feet and are native to sub-Saharan west and central Africa.
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LANGUR: Born Sept. 6, 2007
At birth, Fusui had apricot-colored fur, but as this François' langur matures, his fur is becoming black like that of his parents, Pumpkin and Cartman.
Who Knew? Endangered langurs make their home among the highland forests of Vietnam and southeast China and like to sleep in limestone caves.
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