These Photos Prove That Baby Animals Are The Most Adorable Things In The World

Published on 02/25/2021
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How can you possibly not like baby animals? There is something about these creatures that have us all squealing in delight. Maybe it has to do with their curious and innocent natures that eventually lead to more animalistic behaviors. At any rate, we love them. They might turn into something scary in the future, but all of them are adorable as heck as babies.

Baby Hedgehog

Also known as “hoglets,” baby hedgehogs are simply too cute! Those round bodies and little hands are irresistible. Aside from that, their feet stick out in the most adorable way imaginable. There is no need to be scared. You should not confuse them with porcupines! Hedgehogs have quills too, but the truth is that they do not shoot out. This means that you can cuddle with them with nothing to worry about.

Baby Hedgehog

Baby Hedgehog

Baby Dolphin

We can see why so many people are fascinated by dolphins. Their high intelligence indeed draws us to them, but they are also precious. You might not have known that their hind limbs develop in the womb, but they disappear before birth. These creatures also enjoy playing. They like to ride the waves and make bubble rings via their blowholes. We would love to see them play around with those.

Baby Dolphin

Baby Dolphin

Baby Hamster

Did you know that hamsters are born naked and blind? In fact, they only develop their sense of sight once they reach 14 to 17 days. The pregnancies only take three weeks, and a mother can give birth to six to 20 of them per litter. We will die of cuteness if we happen to see that many of them all at once.

Baby Hamster

Baby Hamster

Baby Kangaroo

Fun fact: baby kangaroos are called joeys! They are a bundle of joy. It is also interesting to hear how they are born. The mother kangaroo delivers the babies into the pouch on the belly. The joey will remain in a premature stage of development with a weight of less than a gram and a length of an inch. After that, the baby will start to suckle and spend more time outside the pouch until it can survive independently.

Baby Kangaroo

Baby Kangaroo

Baby Cat

This is a given. There was no way we would skip one of our favorite domestic companions! Cats are cute creatures, no matter how old they are. However, they tend to be even more adorable when they are still kittens. The tiny paws and large eyes make for a killer combination. We could play with them for hours!

Baby Cat

Baby Cat

Baby Stingrays

Well, we would advise you not to cuddle with stingrays. The adult ones might be a little scary, but they are totally precious when they are still babies. These flat sea creatures are fascinating to watch since they look like they are flying in the ocean. They might look like aliens, but they sure are adorable.

Baby Stingrays

Baby Stingrays

Baby Squirrel

We see squirrels all the time, so we likely take them for granted. If you take a good look at them, you will realize that they are actually cute. Did you know that they are gardeners in a way? Gray squirrels have a habit of burying acorns, but they end up forgetting about them. Oak trees grow in those spots!

Baby Squirrel

Baby Squirrel

Baby Pig

Check out how sweet his piglet looks. Aside from making us smile, pigs happen to be smart creatures. Piglets, for one, can recognize the voice of their mother and began to know their names once they are two weeks old. This is already impressive, but mother pigs also like to ‘sing’ to their babies. Aww!

Baby Pig

Baby Pig

Baby Sloth

Honestly, we are glad that the sloth moves so slowly. This way, we can have more time to watch them in all their glory. Did you know that their eyes are open by the time they are born? They would climb and cling to their mother for a few moments as well. They tend to spend their entire lives in just one tree.

Baby Sloth

Baby Sloth

Baby Crocodile

When it comes to the topic of predators, you should probably avoid the vast majority of them. We know that they are dangerous, but we simply can’t resist the cute baby crocs. They are one of the oldest species in existence right now. In fact, they were already on the earth when the dinosaurs were alive!

Baby Crocodile

Baby Crocodile

Baby Dog

There is absolutely no way you can resist an adorable puppy. We love the fact that there are so many different types of dogs out there. You know what they say – the dog is man’s best friend! We definitely agree with that. The one in the photo is a miniature Goldendoodle. Isn’t it the sweetest thing ever?

Baby Dog

Baby Dog

Baby Fennec Fox

The Fennec fox is a native of the Sahara Desert. It is the smallest member of the fox species. These critters can survive the extreme environment of their habitat. Their ears are huge, which comes in handy in terms of dissipating heat and keeping themselves cool. These babies do not need any A/C units!

Baby Fennec Fox

Baby Fennec Fox

Baby Tortoise

This is a photo of a baby tortoise. We love how it is interested in the strawberry even though it is almost as big. Also called hatchlings, they are similar to adult ones. The biggest difference is that they are more sensitive to temperature changes. Give you have one, give them tons of fruits and veggies!

Baby Tortoise

Baby Tortoise

Baby Chimpanzee

Don’t you feel a sense of kinship when you look at this baby chimp? Well, they are related closely to humans. It might have something to do with the fact that we have 98.5 percent of the same DNA. Their facial structure is very similar to ours. Aside from that, they also like to hug to show affection and play!

Baby Chimpanzee

Baby Chimpanzee

Baby Giraffe

There is no way you can mistake a giraffe for something else. Fun fact: babies drop as high as six feet when they are born. They land on their head, and it does not hurt them. This is an important part of their development since this will help them take a gasp of air. They learn to walk in less than an hour!

Baby Giraffe

Baby Giraffe

Baby Tapir

Do you have any idea what animal this is? This is a tapir, which is a rare species. We are sad to report that there are only 3,000 or so of them left on the planet. It does not help that they give birth to just one baby all their life. Their unique pattern comes in handy because it keeps them hidden in the rainforest.

Baby Tapir

Baby Tapir

Baby Chameleon

This is a baby chameleon. Right now, there are 171 species of this reptile. They have a variety of sizes too. They are unique for a plethora of reasons. For one thing, they give birth instead of laying eggs. Aside from that, they can move their eyes independently and look in the opposite directions at once.

Baby Chameleon

Baby Chameleon

Baby Alpaca

We have no idea how you can not lose your mind over this photo of a baby alpaca. They are native to South America, but they have since been taken to other parts of the globe. Thanks to their soft and fuzzy coat of wool, they make for the best pets. They happen to social and gentle creatures as well.

Baby Alpaca

Baby Alpaca

Baby Owl

There are so many amazing facts about owls that we do not even know where to begin. These animals look so lovable. Sadly, they tend to get attached to humans when they are babies. This is why caretakers have to use owl puppets, tweezers, and camouflage when they look after these adorable creatures.

Baby Owl

Baby Owl

Baby Pygmy Hippo

How sweetly does this baby pygmy hippo look?! They are very friendly too. Hippos have among the longest pregnancies in the animal kingdom. Eight months later, they give birth to only one baby. The mother and the child bond for a few weeks until the older one joins a female hippos team that works together to keep all the babies safe from harm. This orphan found a substitute mom.

Baby Pygmy Hippo

Baby Pygmy Hippo

Baby Platypus

Do you know what this creature is? It is a photo of a duck-billed platypus. You are correct. It really does look like a mythical creature. However, it actually exists. This semiaquatic mammal lays eggs and lives in eastern Australia. This is the only animal in its genus and family. What a fascinating animal!

Baby Platypus

Baby Platypus

Baby Bison

Look at this baby bison! This photo was taken as he was trotting with the other members of his word. Once the American bison is born, it weighs as low as 30 pounds and 70 pounds. The mom works with the rest of the herd to keep the baby safe. A bison can live anywhere from 14 to 24 years.

Baby Bison

Baby Bison

Baby Gorilla

We simply can’t get enough of our cousins. This is a photo of a baby gorilla. She is so tiny we want to cry! The truth is that a newborn gorilla tends to be smaller than a newborn human. This little fellow right here had fewer than five pounds when it was born at the Jackson Zoo and Gardens in 2018.

Baby Gorilla

Baby Gorilla

Baby Okapi

We are going, being honest. We did not know what a baby okapi was before we saw this photo. It is a good thing that we stumbled upon them! Also known as the forest giraffe, this mammal is native to the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It has striped markings that remind us of zebras.

Baby Okapi

Baby Okapi

Baby Elephant

The little fella in the photo was still getting used to standing up when this photo was taken. From what we can see, she was doing a great job of it. Did you know that elephant calves learn how to walk in an hour or two after birth? Two days later, they become strong enough to join the rest of the herd!

Baby Elephant

Baby Elephant

Baby Duck

How do you feel about ducks? Like them or hate them, their babies are still as lovable as can be. This little one is small enough to fit in our palms. On top of that, she looks so fluffy! We wonder if her owners bring her no matter where they go. If we were in their shoes, we would most definitely do that.

Baby Duck

Baby Duck

Baby Seal

There is no way you can get any cuter than this baby seal. With its white coat and huge eyes, this little cutie is irresistible. Born on sea ice in the North Atlantic and the Arctic, they quickly gain weight from their mother’s high-fat milk. Once they reach 80 pounds, the mother stops nursing them. Six weeks after that, they end up diving into the water and look for food all by themselves.

Baby Seal

Baby Seal

Baby Frog

If you are looking for a pet, amphibians might not be your first choice. However, we can’t deny just how precious this baby frog is. With his eyes closed, he looks like a charmer. This is such a heartwarming photo. However, it must be tough to keep an eye on a pet like this one since it is so tiny.

Baby Frog

Baby Frog

Baby Pygmy Goats

Most people would go for a dog or a cat when they want a pet. However, you should know that a pygmy goat makes for an awesome companion as well. They are adorable! You have nothing to worry about because they are also easy to handle. You can easily train them since they are smart creatures.

Baby Pygmy Goats

Baby Pygmy Goats

Baby Beaver

We would kill to hug this baby beaver! How is it possible for anything to be this cuddly and cute? This critter had been eating its afternoon snack when the photo was taken. Even though it looks big, it is still a baby. Also called kits, baby beavers are born well-developed in the physical sense. This is why they can swim right away!

Baby Beaver

Baby Beaver

Baby Koala

There is no way you can deny that koalas are cute. They remain as lovable as ever, even when they turn into adults. However, they are at their absolute cutest when they are still babies. Check this out if you want proof. Fun fact: baby koalas are also known as joeys! They only weigh a gram or so upon birth.

Baby Koala

Baby Koala

Baby Cow

Whoever took this photo deserves an award of some sort. It is lovely to look at this scene between this calf and mother cow. The baby might look small, but it was already 60 to 100 pounds heavy when this was snapped. Did you know that calves learn how to walk, stand, and nurse only an hour after birth?

Baby Cow

Baby Cow

Baby Valais Blacknose Sheep

You are looking at a Valais Blacknose Sheep. This breed of domestic sheep was discovered in the Valais peaks in Switzerland. These creatures come with black patches on their eyes, nose, feet, knees, and ears. They also have thick wool that ensures they are warm and toasty no matter how cold it might get.

Baby Valais Blacknose Sheep

Baby Valais Blacknose Sheep

Baby Sugar Gliders

As you can see, sugar gliders are tiny even as adults. You won’t believe it when you see just how small the babies are. We would love to get a glimpse of these cuties. Maybe we would explode from the cuteness once we get to see them in person. We would give them as much sap and nectar as they want!

Baby Sugar Gliders

Baby Sugar Gliders

Baby Raccoon

Do you cringe when you think of raccoons? Fair enough, they can be annoying when they go through the trash bins. They can even use their paws to twist handles! But all that anger would be gone if we saw that it was a baby raccoon. The kits or cubs tend to sound like human babies when they are distressed.

Baby Raccoon

Baby Raccoon

Baby Rabbit

Rabbits are too good for this world. There is no way we could resist those huge ears, velvety fur, and adorable hop. They are not just cute but also sensitive. These animals have more personality than you would think. They are quite similar to dogs and cats in this way. We want to cuddle with one so badly!

Baby Rabbit

Baby Rabbit

Baby Skunk

Try to avoid adult skunks unless you want to be sprayed on. We are sure that you would not enjoy that. However, we would be tempted to approach a baby skunk just because they look so darn cute. The kits open their eyes after three weeks on this planet. After that, they tend to develop quickly.

Baby Skunk

Baby Skunk

Baby Panda

How do you feel about pandas? We are sure that you also love him. Do you think this little fellow had been singing “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes”? That sounds possible. These endangered animals live in Chinese bamboo forests. While they are endangered, things are looking up for them. We are so glad to hear that this is the case.

Baby Skunk

Baby Skunk

Baby Prairie Dog

Indeed, the prairie dog is not super popular. However, they are indeed fascinating. They mate for only one hour each year. They also dig impressive underground tunnel systems and boast the most advanced vocabulary among animals. Fun fact: they can convey descriptions of what they see using their special squeaks! Cool.

Baby Panda

Baby Panda

Baby Deer

Isn’t this the cutest baby deer ever? It is a Chinese water deer, which is known for its fangs. We can totally see why they are also known as ‘vampire deer.’ While the fangs are unusual, they are just for show. They are fragile and fangless as newborns, which makes them all the more endearing.

Baby Prairie Dog

Baby Prairie Dog

Baby Anteater

We told you that you would only see the most adorable animals here, and this baby anteater is no different. The anteater is actually a common name for the four surviving mammal species of the suborder Vermilingua. Anteaters are mammals that feed on ants and termites, these animals generally have long snouts and sticky tongues. Did you know that these sweet creatures are related to sloths and armadillos?

Baby Ant Eater

Baby Anteater

Baby Octopus

Before we even begin, let’s all agree that octopi are just some of the coolest creatures ever! Not only are they highly intelligent but they can also change into different shapes. Now, let’s look at how tiny the baby octopus is, the one is on the tip of someone’s finger. Octopi can be found in every ocean around the world. However, they live in coastal marine waters and spend most of their time in dense, small holes between coral and rocks.

Baby Octopus

Baby Octopus

Baby Puffer Fish

Pufferfish are said to be one of the most adorable fish. However, what a lot of people don’t know is that they are actually quite dangerous and are amongst the most poisonous species in the world. This is basically the fish’s way of defending itself when it assumes it’s in any kind of danger. Additionally, its tail can also be used to help it speedily get away from predators, but if that fails, it is able to fill its elastic stomach with water until it’s larger and circular in shape.

Baby Puffer Fish

Baby Puffer Fish

Baby Walrus

Fully grown or just a baby, Walruses are totally darling! This is exactly how they start out, and with time they grow to be pretty large animals. An adult male walrus can grow up to weigh over 2,000 kilograms (4,400 pounds), which is pretty massive, right? Both males and females have large tusks. Walruses generally live in Arctic regions of the world. But they can also be found in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.

Baby Walrus

Baby Walrus

Baby Chinchilla

Not exactly sure what this cute, little creature is? We’re here to tell you…a chinchilla.  Nowadays, the only colonies of wild chinchillas can be found in Chile. However, in the past, they could also be found in  Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina. Sadly, since 2016, chinchillas have been categorized as endangered due to the fact that they have been a huge hunting target by people wanting their ultra-soft fur.

Baby Chinchilla

Baby Chinchilla

Baby Dik Dik

Small antelope that typically live in Eastern or Southern Africa is called Dik-Dik. The reasoning behind its name is because of the sound that the females make when they are in danger, it’s basically classified as their alarm call. But that is not the only reason, both males and female dik-diks are inclined to make a shrill or whistling sound. They use these sounds to alert other animals that they are in danger.

Baby Dik Dik

Baby Dik Dik

Baby Penguins

Penguins are aquatic, flightless birds that usually live in the Southern hemisphere. These highly adaptive animals are black and white and have great flippers for swimming. Penguins eat squids, fish, and krill which they catch when swimming underwater. All in all, penguins spend half of their lives underwater while the other half is spent on land. Without a doubt, baby penguins are seriously one of the most adorable species on our earth.

Baby Penguins

Baby Penguins

Baby Donkey

If this is not completely delightful then we’re not sure what is. Donkeys are a member part of the domesticated horse family and have been used as working animals for centuries. There are approximately over 40 million donkeys located all over the world, most of them are in less developed countries. Baby donkeys are actually called foals, whether male or female.  Another fun fact about donkeys is that they come in all different shapes, sizes, coat textures, and colors.

Baby Donkey

Baby Donkey

Baby Otter

Baby otters are called pups or kittens and generally stay close to their mothers until they are a year old. Usually, by the time they reach 2 months old, the pups are able to swim. By nature, they are quite playful, especially with other pups. These mammals are semiaquatic and generally live off of fish and some birds. Did you know that there are roughly 13 different species of otters, and sadly their population is decreasing year by year.

Baby Otter

Baby Otter

Baby Black-Footed Cat

This next animal may look sweet and innocent and every person’s dream pet, but in reality, these animals are the total opposite. The black-footed cat, also known as the small-spotted cat, is the smallest wild cat in Africa. The black-footed cat only weighs between 1 – 2.2 kg. Regardless of its name, only the soles of its feet are black or dark brown. As a result of its patterned fur, it has one of the best camouflage techniques, particularly on bright moonlit nights.

Baby Black Footed Cat

Baby Black-Footed Cat

Baby Eastern Quoll

The Eastern quoll was once found all across Australian land but since the 1960s these little creatures have been extinct in the mainland. They are nocturnal by nature, they can occasionally be spotted hunting during the day. Their unique black-and-white fur coat is a special characteristic that differentiates them from other medium-sized omnivores.

Baby Eastern Quoll

Baby Eastern Quoll

Baby Pangolin

This must be the true definition of darling!  Pangolins are native to Asia and Africa and sometimes even known as scaly anteaters. These adorable mammals have massive, protective keratin scales covering their skin, and are actually the only mammals to have such a feature! Depending on the kind of species, Panglin’s usually live in hollow trees or burrows. Sadly, these animals are endangered, due to the fact that they are trafficked for their scales which people use as traditional medicine.

Baby Pangolin

Baby Pangolin

Baby Reindeers

Baby reindeers are called calves and generally weigh between 2 and 9 kgs. Most people only associate reindeers with Christmas but believe it or not but these animals do exist when it’s not the festive season. Reindeers are native to the Arctic, sub-Arctic, tundra, and mountainous regions of northern Europe, Siberia, and North America. These herbivores come in different variations and species. While they may not be able to fly as some people think, reindeers can indeed swim.

Baby Reindeers

Baby Reindeers

Baby Meerkat

Baby meerkats are called pups and are born underground where they are able to stay protected from predators. Meerkats can generally be found in southern Africa, and are typically distinguished by their long legs, broad heads, big eyes, and pointed snouts. This adorable little creature feeds off things like beetles, small birds, reptiles, and even plant material, among other things too. Meerkats are very sociable animals, which is why they form packs of 2-30 individuals.  Did you know that meerkats are immune to venom and are highly intelligent?

Baby Meerkat

Baby Meerkat

Baby Red Panda

This cute little animal is known as the red panda and the carnivore is native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China. Sadly, this animal has been listed as ‘endangered’ as it is estimated that there are fewer than 10000 in the world. Red pandas usually eat leaves and bamboos but on the odd occasions, they can also be seen eating insects, fruit, and even bird eggs.  These small mammals have long, fluffy tails with red and white markings

Baby Red Panda

Baby Red Panda

Frogmouth Chick

How adorable are these petite animals? It makes perfect sense that the Frogmouth chick is really hard to spot. These nocturnal animals can be found in the Indian Subcontinent across Southeast Asia all the way to Australia. When these cute fellas are threatened they make an alarm call sound that signals to their chicks to remain silent, to encourage them to camouflage. They are carnivores and their diet consists mainly of pests in houses, farms, or gardens.

Frogmouth Chick

Frogmouth Chick

Baby Wombat

Wombats are short-legged and muscular animals that are native to Australia, but these mammals can also be found on various Islands nearby. Baby wombats stay in their mother’s pouch for around 5 months before venturing off on their own. Regardless of the fact that these animals are mainly active during the early evening and night times, they also sometimes come out during the daylight for food. Wombats can grow to about 35kgs.

Baby Wombat

Baby Wombat

Baby Tasmanian Devil

Tasmanian devils are quite small, typically they are only the size of a small dog. Females can give birth to up to 50 babies that are called joeys. These marsupials were once native to mainland Australia but can now be found in the wild in Tasmania. The Tasmanian Devil has certain characteristics that help you recognize them which include a stocky and muscular build along with its black fur and a really strong odor. They also have a really loud and disturbing scream.

Baby Tasmanian Devil

Baby Tasmanian Devil

Baby Muskox

The muskox or musk ox is a hoofed mammal that is native to the Arctic. Its name derives from the strong smell that is released by the male muskoxen during the seasonal rut. These animals eat a mixture of plants such as woody plants, grass, and sedges. Muskoxen are also known for having a thick coat that can range in colors, from dark brown to black. Their lower legs and faces tend to be light brown or white. Either way, how adorable is this baby muskox?

Baby Muskox

Baby Muskox

Baby Boar

Just like regular pigs, a baby boar is called a piglet. These animals are native to Eurasia and North Africa. The wild boar is also known as the ‘wild swine’ or ‘common wild pig’. These carnivores will easily eat a wide range of many things from plants to animals. However, the majority of them have a diet that consists of roots, nuts, and green plants. Boars are capable of adjusting to new habitats, making it easy for them to survive in almost any environment. Typically speaking boars are social animals and live in close-knit groups

Baby Boar

Baby Boar

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