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50 Adorable Pictures of Baby Animals You’ll Love Instantly

We dare you not to smile while looking at these baby balls of fluff and feathers.

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We can’t get enough

If you’re having an off day, or just need some smiles, taking a few minutes to squeal at these baby animal pictures will instantly put you in a good mood. Keep reading for some serious cuteness including everything from adorable puppy pictures to pictures of baby turtles. You have no idea what you’re in for.

Polar Bearfhm/Getty Images

Polar bear cub

Strutting the runway.

Chimpanzee

Don’t play with your food!

Woman holding 3 male golden retriever puppiesRon Levine/Getty Images

Golden Retriever puppies

Oh, how I wish those were my arms.

Meerkat with Pups, NamibiaPaul Souders/Getty Images

Meerkats

Who are you looking at?

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Brown bear cubs

Don’t make any sudden movements. I think the humans are taking photos for their roundup of baby animal pictures.

Baaaa!Hanneke Luijting/Getty Images

Lamb

Have you ever seen a more photogenic lamb?

A nursery group of Emperor penguin chicks, huddled together, looking around. A breeding colony.Mint Images - David Schultz/Getty Images

Penguins

Happy feet.

Elephant

Who are you calling Dumbo?

Two chicks sitting on grassDanielle Kiemel/Getty Images

Chicks

Fun fact: Female baby chickens are called pullets and male baby chicks are called cockerels. 

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Costa Rica, baby sloth.Merrill Images/Getty Images

Sloth

May I help you?

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Rabbits in meadowMartin Ruegner/Getty Images

Bunnies

Some bunny loves you!

Ugh oh ... :)irawansubingarphotography/Getty Images

Owls

These baby owls sure are a hoot, just like the rest of these baby animal pictures!

Playful foalGigja Einarsdottir/Getty Images

Foal

Run, Forrest, run!

Canada Goose (Branta Canadensis) Gosling Takes a Plunge Into the LakeVicki Jauron, Babylon and Beyond Photography/Getty Images

Goslings

Swan dive.

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Corgi puppyPaul Park/Getty Images

Corgi puppy

The truest depiction of puppy dog eyes.

Sweden, Dalarna, juvenile elk in forestWestend61/Getty Images

Moose calf

I wish I had legs that long.

European otter family (Lutra lutra)Artush/Getty Images

Otter pup

Just getting some Vitamin D.

Harp Seal PupSunvincible/Getty Images

Seal pup

Have you ever seen anything so fluffy?

Kittens

We were tricked! There isn’t anything in the bag.

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A Safe DistanceAndrew Porter/Getty Images

Tiger cub

Waiting patiently for Mom to return.

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Cute baby pigletHadelProductions/Getty Images

Piglet

Say oink! If you need more adorableness in your life, these pig pictures will do the trick.

Newborn Giraffe Calf with umbilical cord at wild in Serengeti1001slide/Getty Images

Giraffe calves

High and mighty.

Europe, Germany, Bavaria, View Of Dairy Cow Newborn Calf, After Complicated BirthKypros/Getty Images

Calf

Hay, everyone!

Little newborn flamingosUSO/Getty Images

Flamingo

It will be a bit of time before this little guy turns that signature pink color we all know and love.

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Baby pandasMelindaChan/Getty Images

Panda cubs

Unbearably adorable.

Baby Chameleon on human finger. Chameleo sp. KenyaKevin Schafer/Getty Images

Chameleon

The tiniest little guy!

Four ducklings on grassImage Source/Getty Images

Ducklings

Does anyone want to play duck duck goose?

A little girl kissing a fawn.Jeppe Wikstrom/Getty Images

Fawn

Baby kisses!

But, Mom!Matthew Crowley Photography/Getty Images

Hippo

But, Mom!

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young woman holds sleeping baby african pygmy hedgehogCarmelka/Getty Images

Hedgehog

Goodnight, world!

Fennec foxFloridapfe from S.Korea Kim in cherl/Getty Images

Fennec fox

I can’t hear you!

Red Fox, vulpes vulpes, Pup standing in Long Grass, Normandyslowmotiongli/Getty Images

Red fox

Smile, they’re taking pictures of us!

Newborn chinchilla is sitting on the palm of your handIcealien/Getty Images

Chinchilla

Are we almost done? I’m sleepy.

Bear cub in a treeCarlaMc/Getty Images

Black bear cub

Black bear, black bear, what do you see?

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New born baby turtles at Praia do Forte, Brazilfotoember/Getty Images

Turtle

Off to the ocean!

Baby Opossum, Pine Barrens, New Jerseystanley45/Getty Images

Opossum

Just hanging around.

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Alpaca baby with his motherLewisTsePuiLung/Getty Images

Alpaca

Hello, new friend!

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Lioness resting with her playful cubsAnup Shah/Getty Images

Lion cub

Mom, you’re so embarrassing.

Cute little gorilla baby plays with a sticknantonov/Getty Images

Gorilla

Snack time!

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Baby Kangaroo - JoeyPhotographed by Photost0ry/Getty Images

Joey

This blanket isn’t as comfortable as Mom’s pouch.

young koalaFreder/Getty Images

Koala

Going for a ride!

Black-backed jackal pups playingAnup Shah/Getty Images

Jackal pups

You’ll never believe what the wolf said next…

High angle view of girl embracing kid goatCavan Images/Getty Images

Kid

Baby goat cuddles!

Baby LemmingMeera Lee Sethi/Getty Images

Lemming

Those tiny hands!

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Baby Rhesus macaque eating a bananatonyedwardsphoto/Getty Images

Monkey

Bananas are so a-peeling.

Ferret baby in the nest of haybozhdb/Getty Images

Ferret

Big yawn!

Little lama baby in the arms of a personTill Strohmeier/Getty Images

Llama

Pink is my color.

Leopard cub (Panthera pardus) holding branch, Masai Mara, KenyaAnup Shah/Getty Images

Leopard

Crunchy!

Two young suricatesLuke Horsten/Getty Images

Suricates

High five!

Young southern three-banded armadillo in hand of a zookeeperbelizar73/Getty Images

Armadillo

Sleepy smiles. Now that you’ve gushed over these baby animal pictures, look at more cute tiny animals from around the world.

Morgan Cutolo
Morgan is an Associate Editor at Reader’s Digest. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2016 where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. She writes for rd.com, helps lead the editorial relationship with our partners, manages our year-round interns, and keeps the hundreds of pieces of content our team produces every month organized. In her free time, she likes exploring the seacoast of Maine where she lives and works remotely full time and snuggling up on the couch with her corgi, Eggo, to watch HGTV or The Office.

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