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It’s hard work being this cute! Come see the baby Bornean orangutan at the Phoenix Zoo!

#PhoenixZoo #IGZoo #photooftheday #picoftheday #babyanimals #cute #baby #nap #love (at Phoenix Zoo)

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When shopping for your Halloween candy you can help save endangered wildlife like tigers and orangutans by choosing treats containing sustainable palm-oil! Hadiah says “Thank You”! #TigerTuesday photo by Hertz Urban

#PhoenixZoo #photooftheday #picoftheday #endangered #tiger #catsofinstagram #bigcats (at Phoenix Zoo)

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Bess and her baby boy made their big public debut today! The baby orangutan was born on Tuesday afternoon, September 2, 2014 to mother Bess and father Michael. Bess and the baby have been spending time in their night house as mom recovered from the delivery. Mom and baby are doing well. The baby does not have a name at this time. Bornean orangutan newborns spend the first four to five months clinging tightly to their mothers. Bess is an extremely attentive mother and is doing a fabulous job taking care of the little one.

#PhoenixZoo #orangutan #baby #photooftheday #picoftheday #cute #babyanimals #redheads (at Phoenix Zoo)

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An impressive yawn from Spock our male mandrill! Thank you to Zoo fan Laura Lamond who snapped this great photo! Anyone else feel like yawning this big right now?

#PhoenixZoo #mandrill #yawn #photooftheday #picoftheday #humpday #IGZoo (at Phoenix Zoo)

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Leopard tortoises get their name from the leopard-like patterns on their shells. These attractive markings act as camouflage and are unique to each tortoise.

#PhoenixZoo #AnimalFact #leopard #tortoise #shell #pattern #photooftheday #picoftheday (at Phoenix Zoo)

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Does a full grown lion playing with a pumpkin qualify as a “cute cat video”? 

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It’s a pumpkin themed Tiger Tuesday! Pumpkins are a fun form of enrichment that we are able to give to our animals during the fall, and you can watch many of our animals receive pumpkins during our week long Boo! at the Zoo fall festival. Point your browser to phoenixzoo.org to see the pumpkin stomp & chomp schedule and more Boo! details.

#PhoenixZoo #IGZoo #photooftheday #picoftheday #catsofinstagram #tiger #pumpkin #carving #enrichment #TigerTuesday (at Phoenix Zoo)

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Happy Monday from this smiling coyote! Photo by WJ Wheaton

#PhoenixZoo #IGZoo #photooftheday #picoftheday #coyote #Monday #smile (at Phoenix Zoo)

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Moja doing his best Rafiki impression. Thank you to photographer Micah Williams for the great photo!
#PhoenixZoo #FanPhotoFriday #photooftheday #picoftheday #baboon #TGIF #fun #nature (at Phoenix Zoo)

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#ThrowbackThursday to last year’s Boo! at the Zoo! Kitambi certainly had a lot of fun batting around this pumpkin during our annual animal Pumpkin Stomp & Chomp. This year, Boo! at the Zoo is a week-long fall festival. Join us Monday, October 20 – Sunday, October 26 for fun activities, a “click or treat” photo trail, animal pumpkin stomp & chomps and more! Find out more at phoenixzoo.org

#TBT #PhoenixZoo #photooftheday #picoftheday #pumpkin #enrichment #lion #claws #BooAtPhxZoo (at Phoenix Zoo)