9 Adorable Endangered Animal Babies to See Now at Zoos Around the World (Videos)

African Elephant

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The Toledo Zoo welcomed a male African elephant baby at the beginning of June -- and with a starting weight of as much as 250 pounds, he makes "small" a relative term.

The calf, named Lucas, was born to 32-year-old Renee, and zookeepers hope he'll inspire visitors to pay more attention to his species: As the zoo's website explains, "Our elephants are also powerful ambassadors, championing conservation for their wild counterparts."

Video: YouTube

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