Even though our parents are probably happy and relieved to see us grow up and let go of some baby habits, but in all honesty, our furry counterparts could just stay babies forever – that’s how cute animals are! And if some might argue the that human babies are more adorable, we give you this list of the cutest animals ever to reconsider.

The age of reaching the maturity differs with every species, and while a kitten might be considered a baby animal for around a year, the elephant might take 20 to mature! And that, of course, has to do with the animals’ lifespan and size – longer lifespan usually means that the animal will take more time to mature. Though with the funny animals called humans, some of us tend to stay in childhood throughout our lives…

Just like us, baby animals are curious, naive and big-eyed; only, of course, a wee bit furrier. Learning to tell right from wrong and the best ways to survive takes time, and definitely gives you some cute animal picture opportunities if you’re around with a camera to capture it.

Take a break and go through these cute baby animal pictures, radiating all the best vibrations and emotions!

1. Baby Giraffe

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2. Baby Chameleon

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3. Baby Elephant

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4. Baby Crocodile

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5. Duckling

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6. Baby Deer

Image credits: Jeff Moore

7. Baby Hippo

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8. Baby Hedgehog

Image credits: Blue Lunar Rose

9. Kitten

Image credits: Ben Torode

10. Baby Dolphin

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11. Baby Ant Eater

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12. Baby Panda

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13. Baby Octopus

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14. Lamb

Image credits: Geir Magne Sætre

15. Baby Owl

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16. Baby Sloth

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17. Baby Seal

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18. Baby Puffer Fish

Image credits: NikazDesignz

19. Bunny

Image credits: NagisaXTomoya<3

20. Piglet

Image credits: Brittney Williford

21. Baby Foxes

Image credits: Wenda Atkin

22. Baby Hamster

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23. Baby Walrus

Image credits: nytimes.com

24. Baby Fox

Image credits: Igor Shpilenok

25. Foal

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26. Baby Skunk

Image credits: Travis Peltz

27. Baby Chinchilla

Image credits: desibucket.com

28. Baby Hippo

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29. Baby Dik Dik

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30. Baby Penguins

Image credits: Andreas Butz

See 20 More Cute Baby Animals (Part II)

We do our best to credit every photographer, but some of the pictures have gotten so popular that it’s practically impossible to locate the original source. If you know who took them, or are the photographer yourself, please contact us!