Though cute and adorable, a baby elephant is still larger than most newborn animals. They are pretty self-sufficient when born but still rely on their mom, or even the rest of the herd, for protection and to teach them to survive.
They don’t really look like adult bunnies, and baby rabbits are often mistaken for other animal species altogether. Their charming dark fur certainly tends to bring a smile to your face.
If you think that turtles are slow and boring, think again! Some baby turtles will be sure to melt your heart, especially this little guy who seems to be still getting used to his shell.
A baby skunk might seem cute and harmless, but think again. Their ability to emit their stinky spray starts after just a few weeks. So, while this skunk fits easily into the palm of a hand and is as cute as a button, it still can pack a wallop with its spray.
Is there anything such as an ugly baby duckling? Probably not. Easy to care for, ducks are the perfect pet if you have access to an adequate water supply. But make sure to wash your hands after handling a baby duck, because they are known to carry salmonella.
The sight of a newborn dove might be a bit scary at first because we’re not used to seeing them without their feathers. But when they’re smaller, there’s an undeniable cuteness factor present before they start to grow their fur.
A miniature version of a full-grown fox, baby foxes are cute to the extreme. If you want to own a tame fox, be ready to shell out $8,000 and get the approval of the solitary breeder, who happens to live in Siberia.
It’s absolutely incredible how small baby hamsters can actually be! Just look at this delightful little hamster.
So cute and small, baby chipmunks are seldom seen, as they tend to stay inside the burrow. When they do come out, they are like little balls of scampering energy.
Baby deer, or fawns, are adorable, especially as they attempt to take their first, wobbly steps into a brand new world.
Now, we’ll admit, regular crocodiles wouldn’t score very high in a list of cute animals, but the same can’t be said for newborn crocodiles. What a dreamy look!
Little pudgy versions of their fully grown parents, baby hippos like to laze about in the water all day.
There’s just something very special about seeing a baby camel sitting right next to mom or dad — a mini-version ready to explore the world. Beautiful!
Baby pigs are so small and adorable with their grunts and squeals as they trundle along following close behind their mother or owner.
The classic, adorable animal, baby kittens are little balls of fur that purr as you rub them softly off to sleep.
Baby wombats are practically indistinguishable from regular wombats because you’d never expect to see them so naked without their fur. Even though their sharp claws are already strikingly present, you can’t help but acknowledge the high cuteness factor here.
With their cute little faces, baby seals congregate with their larger parents, learning the ways of the ocean, someday destined to have baby seals of their own.
Why do people love dolphins? Is it because of their sense of intelligence from a young age. Like a smaller version of their parents, baby dolphins swim gracefully through the water alongside their mom, coming up for an occasional gulp of air.
Armadillos like to roll around, but this baby armadillo seems particularly interested in getting some well-deserved rest.
Small bundles of fur, baby raccoons are so cute when they are young. Baby raccoons are similar in appearance to adults, even down to the trademark black mask around their eyes.
So small and defenseless, baby prairie dogs usually stay close to their burrow where they are cared for by their parents.
Hatching literally by the thousands, baby octopuses are so small and fragile. Initially translucent, baby octopuses quickly show the ability to change color to match their surroundings soon after birth.
Soft and cuddly, baby lambs are so innocent and helpless, requiring their mother or a bottle to feed. They are so cute as they prance about and play.
The family of spiny anteaters — sometimes referred to as an echidna — is native to Australia and the New Guinea regions and feature a very distinctive fur with spikes. The fun part about their babies is that the spikes haven’t developed yet, which results in great pictures, such as this one.
Baby sloths are so cute with their button noses and little smiles as they hang lazily from a tree branch.
Check out this cute, baby walrus as he plays atop his parent’s back. It sure looks comfy!
Chameleons do their best to stay subtle and blend in with the environment. And because of their size, it makes baby chameleons ever harder to spot.
Baby dik diks are even smaller than their already-small parents. Check out this adorable photo of a smiling dik dik.
Little balls of fluffy feathers, baby hawks look so sweet and innocent, nothing like the fierce predators that they will eventually become.
There can’t be any possible doubt: Truly everyone loves pandas. A baby panda is even better, though, especially if it’s being nurtured by its mom. How cute!
The babies of these majestic animals look absolutely adorable. They already have their trademark length and skin, just in a cuter, smaller version.
Fans of ice and snow, polar bear babies are so cute and fluffy. Rarely seen, polar bear cubs spend most of their formative years inside of a den.
The ultimate baby pet, puppies are loved by people both young and old. So soft and cuddly, small puppies really brighten your day.
Like in the movie Happy Feet, baby penguins waddle along all nice and fuzzy with their down coat.
There’s just something special about seeing these rather prickly animals as newborns. Even though the adult versions of hedgehogs are already adorable in their own right, the super small size of baby hedgehogs is truly a sight to behold.
Known as foals, baby horses are so cute as they run around the field. They are especially cute when first learning to walk, a far cry from their majestic future.
Have you ever wondered what kangaroos use their pouch for? For carrying their adorable little children around, of course.
Resembling miniature versions of adult owls, baby owls look like cute, little balls of feathers with overlarge eyes.
Small baby puffer fish are so cute, especially when held in the palm of a hand.