30 Cute Baby Animals That Will Make You Go ‘Aww’
Even though our parents are probably happy and relieved to see us grow up and let go of some baby habits, our furry counterparts could just stay babies forever—that’s how cute little animals are! And if some might argue that human babies are more adorable, we give you this list of the cutest animals ever to reconsider!
The age of reaching maturity differs with every adorable animal species. While a kitten might be considered a baby animal for around a year, the baby elephant might take 20 to mature! And that, of course, has to do with the animals’ lifespan and size—a longer lifespan usually means that the animal babies will take more time to mature. Though with the funny animals called humans, some of us tend to stay in childhood throughout our lives!
Cute Baby Animals: Pictures and Facts
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 pictures of baby animals, cute, cuter, and cutest, radiating all the best vibrations and emotions! Let’s begin the emotional rollercoaster!
1. Cutest Baby Giraffe
Baby Giraffe Fun Facts:
- Baby giraffes can run fast and keep pace with the adults just 10 hours after being born!
- After turning a month old, the mums leave the baby giraffes with babysitters called ‘calving pools’ and go hunting for food and water!
2. Cutest Baby Chameleon
Baby Chameleon Fun Facts:
- Baby chameleons never meet their mommy. The mommy chameleons just lay and bury the eggs under dirt, and the baby chameleons have to fend for themselves right from birth!
- Pygmy baby chameleons are so ridiculously tiny that their median length is just around an inch!
3. Adorable Baby Elephant
Baby Elephant Fun Facts:
- When baby elephants come into this world, they are born with poor eyesight, nearly blind!
- Like humans, baby elephants shed their tusks when they are a year old and regrow them after turning two!
4. Cute Baby Crocodile
Baby Crocodile Fun Facts:
- Baby crocodiles can shed and regrow their sharp and strong teeth at will, but it becomes harder as they grow up.
- Just after they hatch from their eggs, the mommy crocodile carries the baby crocodiles in her mouth towards the water for their first swim!
5. Cutest Duckling Ever
Ducklings Fun Facts:
- Even when babies, ducks sleep with one eye open, resting only half of their brain. This behavior helps them stay alert and protect themselves from terrifying predators like snakes or wolves.
- Baby ducks produce an oily substance from their preen gland. They spread it all over their body, making their feathers waterproof so they can easily float or fly.
6. Adorable Baby Deer
Baby Deer Fun Facts:
- When baby deer are born, they come with a set of just four teeth!
- For the first two weeks from their birth, baby deer only survive on mommy deer’s milk.
7. Cutest Baby Hippo
Baby Hippo Fun Facts:
- Adult male hippos might attack baby hippos in water, so the mommy will always be around to protect the babies!
- Female baby hippos are quicker in reaching maturity than male baby hippos.
8. Adorable Baby Hedgehog
Baby Hedgehog Fun Facts:
- Baby hedgehogs or hoglets are immune to venom, so they can kill and devour snakes if needed!
- Like humans, baby hedgehogs can cry, cough, and even scream!
9. Cute Kitten
Kitten Fun Facts:
- Every teat of a cat has a distinctive smell. Each kitten memorizes this smell and feeds off from the same teat every time!
- In Bali, a monkey adopted an abandoned kitten and raised it as its own!
10. Adorable Baby Dolphin
Baby Dolphin Fun Facts:
- Baby dolphins learn to swim while they’re in their mother’s womb!
- Baby dolphins roll their tongues like a straw in which their mommy shoots the breastmilk!
11. Cutest Ever Baby Ant Eater
Baby Anteater Fun Facts:
- Baby anteaters, or ‘pups,’ ride on their mother’s back till they gain strength to walk on their own!
- These pups stay with their mommy till they are two years old before becoming independent and living on their own!
12. Funny Baby Panda
Baby Panda Fun Facts:
- Baby pandas start eating bamboo after they are six months old!
- Since baby pandas are highly dependent on their mommy, the mother might abandon the weaker one and care for the stronger one if she delivers twins.
13. Adorable Baby Octopus
Baby Octopus Fun Facts:
- Baby octopuses are supposed to be so smart that they can play with toys or even solve puzzles!
- After baby octopuses hatch, their mother and father usually die shortly afterward. That’s because taking care of the eggs exhausts the parents, leaving them too weak to survive for long.
14. Cutest Lamb Ever
Lamb Fun Facts:
- If the mother senses that her baby lamb will die, she can abandon it to save her milk for the healthier ones.
- Lambs might cry during the night if they get scared or can’t find their mommy!
15. Adorable Baby Owl
Baby Owl Fun Facts:
- Baby owls can imprint on humans. So, the ones in rehabilitation are fed while taking precautions by the rescuers!
- Owlets leave their nests within six weeks from birth.
16. Cute Baby Sloth
Baby Sloth Fun Facts:
- Baby sloths poop just once a week; that’s it!
- Caring for twins is difficult, so mommy sloth abandons the weaker twin and only cares for the stronger of the two!
17. Cutest Baby Seal
Baby Seal Fun Facts:
- Baby seals, or ‘pups,’ have a special call for their mommy, which she can instantly recognize!
- Baby seals can hold their breath for up to two hours underwater. They can even take quick naps underwater!
18. Baby Puffer Fish
Baby Puffer Fish Fun Facts:
- Not all baby pufferfish can puff up when they sense danger. Some puff up while growing, not just because of danger but as a part of their development.
19. Cute Bunny
Bunny Fun Facts:
- At the time of birth, baby rats are born deaf and blind. They slowly develop both.
- Baby rabbits eat their own poop to get nutrients!
20. Cutest Piglet
Piglet Fun Facts:
- You can teach baby pigs or piglets some tricks, like sitting or spinning!
- Piglets don’t sweat. They rather control their breathing to cool their body!
21. Baby Foxes
Baby Foxes Fun Facts:
- Baby foxes have the tiniest stomachs, so they must eat multiple times daily!
- Baby foxes stink a lot, but this odor is for their identification!
22. Baby Hamster
Baby Hamster Fun Facts:
- The tiny baby hamsters are born blind. They open their eyes two weeks after birth!
- If hamsters are under a lot of stress about raising their babies, they might eat them!
23. Baby Walrus
Baby Walrus Fun Facts:
- Baby walrus, or ‘calves,’ are born on ice!
- Male calves grow faster than the female ones!
24. Baby Fox
25. Adorable Foal
Foal Fun Facts:
- Foals can stand on their legs two hours after birth!
- Mares share a quick and strong bond with their foals, and they communicate silently!
26. Baby Skunk
Baby Skunk Fun Facts:
- When baby skunks are born, they are blind and without teeth!
- Baby skunks mature at the age of ten to twelve months and are ready to leave their mommy and start their own family!
27. Baby Chinchilla
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Baby Chinchilla Fun Facts:
- Don’t be fooled by the tiny baby chinchillas; they are super fast and run around with speed!
- Although the mommy is the primary caregiver, chinchilla fathers also help raise the babies.
28. Baby Hippo
29. Baby Dik Dik
Baby Dik Dik Fun Facts:
- Baby dik diks are typically born as solitary offspring to a dik dik couple.
- They stay with their parents until they are kicked out when a new baby is born!
30. Baby Penguins
Baby Penguins Fun Facts:
- Baby penguins stay between their parents’ feet to stay warm!
- Papa penguin takes care of the penguin eggs while mommy goes hunting for food!
Cute Little Animals for a Daily Dose of Serotonin!
Now, wasn’t that absolutely adorable? Looking at the cutest baby animals is just wholesome, and the dose of serotonin is all you need to pass the hectic days! Go on, share this with your animal-loving pals, and spread a smile on their faces too! If you know other cute little animals, let us know in the comments!
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