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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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Three ducklings on strawImage Source/Getty Images

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 Bearfhm/Getty Images

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 puppiesRon Levine/Getty Images

Golden Retriever puppies

Oh, how I wish those were my arms.

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Meerkat with Pups, NamibiaPaul Souders/Getty Images


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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Baaaa!Hanneke Luijting/Getty Images


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.Mint Images - David Schultz/Getty Images


Happy feet.

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Who are you calling Dumbo?

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Two chicks sitting on grassDanielle Kiemel/Getty Images


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


May I help you?

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Rabbits in meadowMartin Ruegner/Getty Images


Some bunny loves you!

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Ugh oh ... :)irawansubingarphotography/Getty Images


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

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Playful foalGigja Einarsdottir/Getty Images


Run, Forrest, run!

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


Swan dive.

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Corgi puppyPaul Park/Getty Images

Corgi puppy

The truest depiction of puppy dog eyes.

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Sweden, Dalarna, juvenile elk in forestWestend61/Getty Images

Moose calf

I wish I had legs that long.

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European otter family (Lutra lutra)Artush/Getty Images

Otter pup

Just getting some Vitamin D.

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Harp Seal PupSunvincible/Getty Images

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 DistanceAndrew Porter/Getty Images

Tiger cub

Waiting patiently for Mom to return.

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Cute baby pigletHadelProductions/Getty Images


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 Serengeti1001slide/Getty Images

Giraffe calves

High and mighty.

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


Hay, everyone!

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Little newborn flamingosUSO/Getty Images


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.

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


The tiniest little guy!

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Four ducklings on grassImage Source/Getty Images


Does anyone want to play duck duck goose?

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


Baby kisses!

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But, Mom!Matthew Crowley Photography/Getty Images


But, Mom!

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young woman holds sleeping baby african pygmy hedgehogCarmelka/Getty Images


Goodnight, world!

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

Fennec fox

I can’t hear you!

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

Red fox

Smile, they’re taking pictures of us!

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


Are we almost done? I’m sleepy.

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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


Off to the ocean!

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Baby Opossum, Pine Barrens, New Jerseystanley45/Getty Images


Just hanging around.

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Alpaca baby with his motherLewisTsePuiLung/Getty Images


Hello, new friend!

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Lioness resting with her playful cubsAnup Shah/Getty Images

Lion cub

Mom, you’re so embarrassing.

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Cute little gorilla baby plays with a sticknantonov/Getty Images


Snack time!

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Baby Kangaroo - JoeyPhotographed by Photost0ry/Getty Images


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

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young koalaFreder/Getty Images


Going for a ride!

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Black-backed jackal pups playingAnup Shah/Getty Images

Jackal pups

You’ll never believe what the wolf said next…

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


Baby goat cuddles!

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Baby LemmingMeera Lee Sethi/Getty Images


Those tiny hands!

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Baby Rhesus macaque eating a bananatonyedwardsphoto/Getty Images


Bananas are so a-peeling.

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Ferret baby in the nest of haybozhdb/Getty Images


Big yawn!

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


Pink is my color.

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



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Two young suricatesLuke Horsten/Getty Images


High five!

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


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 the Senior Production Editor at Trusted Media Brands. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2016 where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. She works with our Production Coordinators to keep content moving and make sure that things are working well behind the scenes for all our digital sites. 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.
Emma Taubenfeld
Emma Taubenfeld is an assistant editor for Reader’s Digest who focuses on digital lifestyle topics such as memes, social media captions, pick-up lines, and cute pets. When she’s not working, you can find Emma reading corny young adult novels, creating carefully curated playlists, and figuring out how to spice up boxed mac and cheese.