Baby animals are so cute and adorable! They make you appreciate life more and give you a warm, fuzzy feeling inside. Check out these cute baby animals to brighten your day and put a smile on your face.
1) Baby Elephants
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.
2) Baby Rabbits
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.
3) Baby Turtles
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.
4) Baby Skunks
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.
5) Baby Ducks
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.
6) Baby Doves
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.
7) Baby Foxes
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.
8) Baby Hamsters
It’s absolutely incredible how small baby hamsters can actually be! Just look at this delightful little hamster.
9) Baby Chipmunks
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.
10) Baby Deers
Baby deer, or fawns, are adorable, especially as they attempt to take their first, wobbly steps into a brand new world.
11) Baby Crocodiles
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!
12) Baby Hippos
Little pudgy versions of their fully grown parents, baby hippos like to laze about in the water all day.
13) Baby Camels
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!
14) Baby Pigs
Baby pigs are so small and adorable with their grunts and squeals as they trundle along following close behind their mother or owner.
15) Baby Kittens
The classic, adorable animal, baby kittens are little balls of fur that purr as you rub them softly off to sleep.
16) Baby Wombats
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.
17) Baby Seals
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.
18) Baby Dolphins
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.
19) Baby Armadillos
Armadillos like to roll around, but this baby armadillo seems particularly interested in getting some well-deserved rest.
20) Baby Raccoons
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.
21) Baby Prairie Dogs
So small and defenseless, baby prairie dogs usually stay close to their burrow where they are cared for by their parents.
22) Baby Octopuses
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.
23) Baby Lambs
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.
24) Baby Anteaters
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.
25) Baby Sloths
Baby sloths are so cute with their button noses and little smiles as they hang lazily from a tree branch.
26) Baby Walruses
Check out this cute, baby walrus as he plays atop his parent’s back. It sure looks comfy!
27) Baby Chameleons
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.
28) Baby Dik Diks
Baby dik diks are even smaller than their already-small parents. Check out this adorable photo of a smiling dik dik.
29) Baby Hawks
Little balls of fluffy feathers, baby hawks look so sweet and innocent, nothing like the fierce predators that they will eventually become.
30) Baby Pandas
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!
31) Baby Giraffes
The babies of these majestic animals look absolutely adorable. They already have their trademark length and skin, just in a cuter, smaller version.
32) Baby Polar Bears
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.
33) Baby Puppies
The ultimate baby pet, puppies are loved by people both young and old. So soft and cuddly, small puppies really brighten your day.
34) Baby Penguins
Like in the movie Happy Feet, baby penguins waddle along all nice and fuzzy with their down coat.
35) Baby Hedgehogs
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.
36) Baby Horses
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.
37) Baby Kangaroos
Have you ever wondered what kangaroos use their pouch for? For carrying their adorable little children around, of course.
38) Baby Owls
Resembling miniature versions of adult owls, baby owls look like cute, little balls of feathers with overlarge eyes.
39) Baby Puffer Fish
Small baby puffer fish are so cute, especially when held in the palm of a hand.
40) Baby Chinchillas
The endangered chinchillas aren’t very common, which makes them especially adorable. The rodents, slightly larger than a squirrel, are native to the Andes Mountains. This chinchilla being nurtured with a bottle is just too sweet.
41) Baby Skunk
When most people think of skunks, they think of a stinky disaster waiting to happen. From afar, skunks are beautiful animals, but too close? Things can go very wrong. But when they’re babies–they are absolutely too cute.