· A little off the beaten pathand in a place that's much colderthe Potter Park Zoo in Michigan has itself a litter of Amur tiger cubs. The live HD webcam of their playhouse is here, and you can see them playing around and being fed three times a day. Some time in the next few weeks"early December"they'll leave the nursery and go on exhibit inside the Feline Primate House. So if you like baby tiger cubs, it's a reason to consider a winter jaunt to the Midwest. And if you don't like baby tiger cubs, you're no friend of ours.
· And of course our beloved San Diego Zoo has its own stable of newborn animals this season, because that's who they are and that's what they do. Their nearby sister facility, the recently renamed San Diego Safari Park, has a baby okapi for you to coo at. One of the stranger-looking animals you'll ever see, okapis look like a cross between zebras, giraffes, and a young Yoda. At the zoo itself you can take a gander at their born-last-week baby capybara, a rodent that weighs around 5 pounds today and will eventually reach over 140 pounds. See it while it's still small.
[Photo: San Diego Zoo via NBC Los Angeles]