Tiny fluffy paws, bite-sized ears and squishy noses; there’s just something about animal babies that makes us go ‘aww’. But enough of puppies, kittens and ducklings; these baby photos of less popular animal species will equally melt your heart too.
1. Baby agouti
Agoutis are native to Middle America, northern South America and the southern Lesser Antilles. Agoutis are related to guinea pigs, but they are larger and have longer legs. Just as cute, though.
2. Baby duiker
Natives to Africa, a duiker is a small-sized antelope species from the subfamily Cephalophinae. These cute little things are very shy though, as they have a fondness for dense cover.
3. Baby armadillo girdled lizard
Not everyone is a fan of lizards, but come on, isn’t this baby armadillo lizard the cutest/coolest reptile ever? The armadillo girdled lizard can be found in the southern deserts of the African continent, and they can grow up to 24cm in length.
4. Baby klipspringer
The klipspringer – the name translates to ‘rock jumper’ in Afrikaans – is a small antelope species that can be found in the rockiest parts of Africa. If that face is not adorable enough for you, they walk on the tips of their hooves very much like a ballet dancer.
5. Baby hedgehog
Hailing from the subfamily Erinaceinae, hedgehogs can be found through parts of Europe, Asia, New Zealand and Africa. There are seventeen different species of hedgehog – not including the one that is blue in colour, runs really fast and collects golden rings.
6. Baby anteater
Sure, an adult anteater won’t be winning any ‘Cutest Animal’ awards any time soon, but a baby anteater is a whole different story.
7. Baby pufferfish
The pufferfish are generally believed to be the second most poisonous vertebrates in the world (after the golden poison frog, in case you are wondering). A baby pufferfish? Oh, they will still kill you…with cuteness!