There’s nothing like looking at a photo of a cute animal to uplift your spirits and make you smile. We’ve compiled ten of the cutest animal photos that we could find that will do just that.
Babies need to be taught all the skills they need to survive, which is why they were given chubby cheeks, big eyes, and round bodies that up their “cuteness” factor and endear them to adults. Experts at Oxford University explained that this cuteness effectively hijacks our brains and serves to “trigger our caregiving behaviors, which is vital because infants (and baby animals) need our constant attention to survive and thrive.”
As you scroll through these adorable photos, you’ll definitely want to care for these cute babies!
Could this baby hippo be any cuter?!
I can’t tell if this baby seal is happy or sleepy, but he’s adorable either way!
This baby otter is just the cutest little thing.
How darling is this baby giraffe?!
This little piggy just ran away with my heart!
This baby polar bear is having the time of his life playing in the arctic!
Staying far away from skunks is advisable, but this baby makes me want to adopt one!
Check out this baby sloth’s mischievous little grin. I wonder what he’s hiding!
I would pay lots of money just to cuddle with this baby wombat!
This ball of cuteness has settled in for a much needed nap!
Which of the baby animals is your favorite? Let us know in the comments section!