25 Of The Cutest Baby Animals Born This Year

Here’s a huge dose of cute to get you through any tough time.

1. Small, furry, and adorable — here’s a yellow-bellied glider joey!

Taronga Zoo

Taronga Zoo

 

The happy joey was born in June at the Taronga Zoo.

2. Meet a rare and adorable Visayan warty pig!

Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo

 

This cute little piglet was born in May at the Chester Zoo.

3. Here’s Jabari, a rare and shy okapi!

Denver Zoo / zooborns.com

Denver Zoo / zooborns.com

 

The male okapi was born in February at the Denver Zoo.

4. And here’s Duncan, an adorable 385-pound male Asian elephant calf!

Stephanie Adams/Houston Zoo

Stephanie Adams/Houston Zoo

 

He was born in February at the Houston Zoo after his mom carried him for 23 months!

5. Don’t you just want to cuddle the cutest clouded leopard cubs there ever were?

Denver Zoo

Denver Zoo

 

The two cubs, one male and one female, were born in March at the Denver Zoo.

6. Ahh! These three manned wolf pups just melt your heart!

Denver Zoo

Denver Zoo

 

The three pups, two male and one female were born in May at the Denver Zoo.

7. Look at these little guys! Nine Aldabra giant tortoises that are very tiny at birth!

Aaron Goodwin

Tulsa Zoo / Sarah Floyd

 

The teeny nine tortoise hatchlings were born in early February at the Tulsa Zoo.

8. And just look at these peacefully sleeping North American river otters!

Melissa King

Melissa King

 

Two separate litters were born at the Buffalo Zoo in March — the first river otter births at the zoo.

9. How did this delightful clan of meerkat pups fit in there?!

Brevard Zoo

Brevard Zoo

 

This group that can fit in small places was born at the Brevard Zoo in April.

10. Say hello to an Asian small-clawed otter pup reaching out to you! Hello!!!

Ryan Hawk/Woodland Park Zoo

Three females and one male were born at the Woodland Park Zoo in March.

11. Look closely at the pygmy sea horses that just hatched!

Rich Ross/California Academy of Sciences

Rich Ross/California Academy of Sciences

 

The group of Bargibant’s pygmy seahorses were born in June at the Steinhart Aquarium in the California Academy of Sciences.

12. Here’s a rare Siberian crane chick born waddling about!

Zoo New England

Zoo New England

 

Born in early May, the Siberian crane lives at the Franklin Park Zoo.

13. These gorgeous cheetah cubs are posing just for you!

Daniel Zupanc

Daniel Zupanc

 

The three young cubs were born in April at the Schönbrunn Zoo.

14. Get a look at the quills on this North American porcupette!

Ryan Hawk/Woodland Park Zoo

Ryan Hawk/Woodland Park Zoo

 

Weighing just over two pounds, the porcupette was born in April at the Woodland Park Zoo.

15. Look, here are not one but eight Northern Australian snapping turtles!

National Aquarium

National Aquarium

 

The hatchlings were born in March at the National Aquarium.

16. Wave hello to some more North American river otters!

Melissa Grippin/Binghamton Zoo

Melissa Grippin/Binghamton Zoo

 

These triplets were born at the Binghamton Zoo in March.

17. Get ready to squeal from so much adorableness — here’s a chacoan peccary!

Sandy Schmeling

Heather Davis / Fresno Chaffee Zoo

 

The rare chaocan peccary was born in late March at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo.

18. This Micronesian kingfisher chick may not be the furriest of them all, but still pretty darn cute.

Victoria Lake, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

Victoria Lake, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

 

To ring in the new year, this Micronesian kingfisher was born at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute bringing a total of 129 kingfishers in existence!

19. Look at the eyes of these playful Sumatran tiger cubs!

Topeka Zoo

Topeka Zoo

 

The triplets were born in June at the Topeka Zoo.

20. And here’s a happy little Grevy’s zebra!

Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo

 

With less than 2,500 left in the wild, the Grevy’s zebra calf born in February was a delight to the staff at the Chester Zoo.

21. Gallivanting away is a dwarf zebu calf!

Basle Zoo

Basle Zoo

 

This peppy male was born in April at Switzerland’s Zoo Basel.

22. Basking in all of her cuteness is a Rothschild giraffe!

Paignton Zoo

Paignton Zoo

 

This chill gal was born at the Paignton Zoo in January and was already six feet tall at birth.

23. If you love cats, here is a litter of Malayan tigers!

Fresno Chaffee Zoo

Heather Davis / Fresno Chaffee Zoo

 

The four cubs were born in January at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo. The picture on the right is a more recent picture of them — they grow so fast!

24. Just trumping along is an Asian elephant calf!

Twycross Zoo

Twycross Zoo

 

After a 22-month long gestation, the female Asian elepahnt calf was born in March at the Twycross Zoo.

25. Say hello to one of the newest additions to the animal world — a tiny poison dart frog!

Andrew Cowie/AFP / Getty Images

Andrew Cowie/AFP / Getty Images

 

Born in mid-June, the small poison dart frog is the first to be born at the Sea Life London Aquarium.

Have a happy day now!

Ina Fassbender / Reuters

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