If you’re allergic to cuteness you should definitely skip this post. If you’re neutral then you will surely find something that touches or amuses you. Maybe the baby platypus or aardvark. For the rest of us, feast your eyes and heart on all these wonders.
According to National Geographic, the first scientists to examine a duck-billed platypus believed they were the victims of a hoax. The animal is a hodgepodge of the duck (bill and webbed feet) beaver (tail) and otter (body and fur.) Males have sharp stingers on the heels of their rear feet and can use them to deliver a strong, venomous blow to any foe. But the babies are cute.
According to Good News Network, Australian wildlife rehabilitator Gillian Abbot rescued this baby kangaroo when it was two months old and raised the orphan, giving it a teddy bear to cuddle with. Now almost fully grown, Doodlebug, as he was named, is making what animal-rescue folks call a “soft return” to the wild. He comes and goes as he pleases, and every time the eastern gray kangaroo returns to his homestead, he empties the food bowl and hugs his teddy that they keep dangling at the perfect height– just like old times.
Koala bear Lizzy was hit by a car and taken to an Australian zoo hospital. Her 6-month-old boy screamed when they tried to remove him from his mother. He continued to hold on even during surgery for a collapsed lung and Mom is currently recovering with him by her side.
Raccoons help each other climb
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Polar bear family
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Animals who think they are puppies
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Thanks to: Merry, Anita, John, Wim, Neil, Louise, George, Joan
and to: Good New Network, Dark Roasted Blend, National Geographic
Also thanks to Elaine, Joan, Marlene, Patricia, JoAnne who helped identify animals I wasn’t sure of.
Thank You ~~ Excellent ! Again.
The first unidentified look like Prairie dogs.
The red cats are Caracal and I think the first one you didnt know is a Prairie Dog family
Your “unknown” babies are prairie dogs — and they love to hand out in America’s North and South Dakota more than anywhere else. Bison are around and those big guys have to watch out not to get a leg caught in a prairie dog hole as it is DEEP!
We move them!!
The hugging threesome family are gophers, I believe. Canadian prairies. The odd mom and baby are a type of anteater.
much gratitude, very moving.
Love your pictures of Baby Animals …………..they are all amazing , thank you !
The litte group of 3 brown animals look like prairie dogs to me.
Elaine, Joan, Marlene, Patricia, JoAnne and anyone else who helps. I am so tickled and appreciative that within a couple hours my posting Baby Animals and Families, Mostly Wild I had answers identifying the animals I wasn’t sure of. The consensus is that the first image of a hugging family is of prairie dogs, the red cats are Caracal and the odd mom and babe are anteaters. I will happily fix them in the post. Again, thanks to my knowledgeable readers.
The first ‘unknown’ family are Prairie Dogs.
Your work is greatly appreciated and enjoyed-certainly by me, Thankyou
What baby isn’t beautiful? Thank you and mother nature for sharing!
GRACIAS POR TAN HERMOSAS FOTOS Y VIDEOS DE BEBES.
Thanks. I liked them all.