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50 Adorable Pictures of Baby Animals You’ll Love Instantly

Updated: May 20, 2021

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

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Three ducklings on straw
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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.

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Polar Bear
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Polar bear cub

Strutting the runway.

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Don’t play with your food!

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Woman holding 3 male golden retriever puppies
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Golden Retriever puppies

Oh, how I wish those were my arms.

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Meerkat with Pups, Namibia
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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.

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Have you ever seen a more photogenic lamb?

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A nursery group of Emperor penguin chicks, huddled together, looking around. A breeding colony.
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Happy feet.

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Who are you calling Dumbo?

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Two chicks sitting on grass
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Fun fact: Female baby chickens are called pullets and male baby chicks are called cockerels. 

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Costa Rica, baby sloth.
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May I help you?

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Rabbits in meadow
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Some bunny loves you!

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Ugh oh ... :)
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These baby owls sure are a hoot, just like the rest of these baby animal pictures!

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Playful foal
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Run, Forrest, run!

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Canada Goose (Branta Canadensis) Gosling Takes a Plunge Into the Lake
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Swan dive.

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Corgi puppy
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Corgi puppy

The truest depiction of puppy dog eyes.

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Sweden, Dalarna, juvenile elk in forest
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Moose calf

I wish I had legs that long.

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European otter family (Lutra lutra)
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Otter pup

Just getting some Vitamin D.

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Harp Seal Pup
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Seal pup

Have you ever seen anything so fluffy?

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

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A Safe Distance
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Tiger cub

Waiting patiently for Mom to return.

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

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Newborn Giraffe Calf with umbilical cord at wild in Serengeti
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Giraffe calves

High and mighty.

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Europe, Germany, Bavaria, View Of Dairy Cow Newborn Calf, After Complicated Birth
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Hay, everyone!

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Little newborn flamingos
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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 pandas
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Panda cubs

Unbearably adorable.

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Baby Chameleon on human finger. Chameleo sp. Kenya
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The tiniest little guy!

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Four ducklings on grass
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Does anyone want to play duck duck goose?

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A little girl kissing a fawn.
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Baby kisses!

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But, Mom!
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But, Mom!

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young woman holds sleeping baby african pygmy hedgehog
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Goodnight, world!

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Fennec fox
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Fennec fox

I can’t hear you!

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Red Fox, vulpes vulpes, Pup standing in Long Grass, Normandy
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Red fox

Smile, they’re taking pictures of us!

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Newborn chinchilla is sitting on the palm of your hand
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Are we almost done? I’m sleepy.

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Bear cub in a tree
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Black bear cub

Black bear, black bear, what do you see?

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New born baby turtles at Praia do Forte, Brazil
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Off to the ocean!

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Baby Opossum, Pine Barrens, New Jersey
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Just hanging around.

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Alpaca baby with his mother
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Hello, new friend!

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Lioness resting with her playful cubs
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Lion cub

Mom, you’re so embarrassing.

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Cute little gorilla baby plays with a stick
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Snack time!

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Baby Kangaroo - Joey
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This blanket isn’t as comfortable as Mom’s pouch.

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young koala
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Going for a ride!

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Black-backed jackal pups playing
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Jackal pups

You’ll never believe what the wolf said next…

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High angle view of girl embracing kid goat
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Baby goat cuddles!

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Baby Lemming
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Those tiny hands!

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Baby Rhesus macaque eating a banana
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Bananas are so a-peeling.

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Ferret baby in the nest of hay
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Big yawn!

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Little lama baby in the arms of a person
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Pink is my color.

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Leopard cub (Panthera pardus) holding branch, Masai Mara, Kenya
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Two young suricates
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High five!

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Young southern three-banded armadillo in hand of a zookeeper
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Sleepy smiles. Now that you’ve gushed over these baby animal pictures, look at more cute tiny animals from around the world.