Our planet is full of incredible creatures of all shapes and sizes. The wild can be a tough place to live, and many animals have adapted to be powerful hunters to be able to catch the food they need. Even peaceful herbivores need to be able to defend themselves from attack, meaning that they can grow to be fearsome animals in their own right. This makes for a world full of scary animals, with a few exceptions.
Even the deadliest and most powerful of these creatures can be very different when very young. Baby animals have features that encourage maternal instincts to help ensure that their mothers are devoted to their care. It’s something that works across species. We often find babies cute even when we are not “baby people.” In the wild, this has led to occasions when a mother became a surrogate to a baby of a different species. There have even been instances of predators protecting babies of a different species from attack.
There are so many cute baby animals in the world that it is impossible to single out any one. Here’s a look at a selection of the cutest baby animals of all.
Cutest Baby Animal #10: Puppies
Man’s best friend has been a loyal companion for tens of thousands of years. Dogs help us in a wide range of tasks, from hunting to guarding, and make devoted members of the family. Often, they are great to have around without having any particular role to fulfil. In addition to offering companionship, they amuse us with their antics and are always happy to please.
As wonderful as adult dogs may be, they are nothing compared to a puppy. With their big eyes and floppy ears, even the hardest of hearts will melt in the presence of one of these cuties. Their playfulness only adds to their lovability, and they can keep us entertained for hours on end. Puppies are known for their devotion to their owners, a devotion that stays with them throughout their adult lives. Take on a puppy, and you will have a new best friend that will stick with you for life.