Zoo Atlanta

Has Zoo Atlanta started playing a little Al Green during mating times? Because love—or at least successful copulation—is in the air there. In 2011 alone, the zoo has ushered in a “Squee!”-worthy string of fuzzy, roly-poly babies: panda Po, gorilla Merry Leigh, orangutan Remy (a transplant from the Fort Worth Zoo), tiger cubs Sohni and Sanjiv, and giraffe calf Lily. They’re stars; the newborns rate their own page on Zoo Atlanta’s website, and the award-winning attraction leveraged the attention into a baby-naming contest when Lily arrived this summer.