4 Zoo Babies Born Since New Year's
Zoo babies of threatened animal species get an extra long "awwwww."
This isn't your average baby animal photo album.
Of these four adorable animals, born in the first few weeks of 2014, three are from endangered species.
An estimated 27,000 species are lost every year to extinction, according to biologist Edward O. Wilson. For endangered species, these new births are a special reason to celebrate.
Birthdate: January 2
Place of Birth: Opel-Zoo
City: Kronberg, Germany
Katja, born at Germany's Opel-Zoo, is the newest addition to the shrinking population of Rothschild giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi), which are also known as Baringo or Ugandan giraffes.
The giraffes are found in Uganda and west-central Kenya but no longer roam in Sudan. Rothschild giraffes were named after famous British zoologist and naturalist Lord Walter Rothschild, who originally described