Jaguar shot 18 times makes miraculous recovery
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A baby jaguar
found paralyzed in the Ecuadorian jungle is now making a remarkable recovery.
Rescuers say D'Yaria was probably shot by farmers trying to protect their cattle and they believe the shooter was successful in killing her mother.See also: Jaguar stalks man: What happens next?
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Luckily the 11-month-old jaguar was found before it was too late.
She was taken to an animal hospital in Quito, where x-rays showed she had 18 shotgun pellets lodged in her neck and back.
Rescuers say she could move her head, but she couldn't walk and probably would have starved to death if she wasn't found in time.
Baby zoo animals around the world
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A two-week old baby gorilla is cuddled by her mum, Mumba, a Western Lowland Gorilla, at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park near Ashford, Kent.
Born at Cincinnati Zoo, US, this one-month old hedgehog is being hand reared by keepers until it is old enough to be included in the zoo's outreach programme.
Ludwig the baby elephant is clearly happy to be out and about at the Tierpark Hellabrunn Zoo, Munich.
These cuties were born in February at Bristol Zoo Gardens.
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This six-month old baby Western Lowland Gorilla is seen here enjoying the spring sunshine with her mother at Dublin Zoo.