Animals can be beautiful and adorable no matter whether their color, size, species or length of hair. But, as far as furry animals go, the fuzziest of them definitely have an edge when it comes to cuteness.

Some theories hold that, in finding an animal cute, we are seeing characteristics that we look for in our children. We find large eyes, round heads and short snouts adorable in animals because we appreciate them in healthy infants as well. The fluffier an animal is, the more its sharper features are hidden and the more it looks like a chubby toddler. It does make sense when you think about it.

Of course, only some of the cute animals on this list are naturally this fluffy – many have been bred primarily for this purpose. The Angora rabbit, bred for its wool, is one such species – rabbits this fluffy do not occur anywhere in the wild. Others on this list, like the Arctic fox or Chow Chow, are naturally fluffy due to being descendants of colder climates. They get even fuzzier in the winter when their hair lengthens into a thicker winter coat. And if you feel tempted to get yourself a fuzzy, cute pet, remember that luscious locks require quite a lot of elbow grease to keep them looking like the animals pictured below.

So, if you want to check our compilation of the fluffy animals, scroll down below. Not only are the classical fuzzy choices such as fluffy cats and fluffy dogs there, but we’ve also included penguins, cows, and even a pig into our list.

Teacup Pomeranian

Image credits: unknown

Angora rabbit

Source: totallywarm.co.uk

White Silkie (Bantam) hen

Source: facebook

Chow Chow puppy

Image credits: youmaycallmeeden

Bichons

Image credits: unknown

Samoyed

Source: imgur

Fluffy cow

Image credits: Matt Lautner

Pallas cat

Source: imgur

Mangalitsa pig

Source: dregelyvar.hu

Source: lifenews.vesti.lv

Himalayan-Persian cross-breed cat

Image credits: Ryan Schude

Pomeranian puppy

Source: weheartit.com

Baby King penguin

Source: abreathoffreshair-mary.blogspot.com

Angora rabbit

Source: goodharedaze.com

Baby albatross

Image credits: unknown

Arctic fox

Image credits: flickr

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