Caution: What you're about to click through may cause uncontrollable squealing and unusual heart melting due to the avalanche of cute baby animals. Take a deep breath, prepare your best squee and check out this month's most aww-inducing newborns and critter kids from across the globe.
SUMATRAN TIGER CUB
The birth of this female Sumatran tiger cub last week surprised keepers at Point Defiance Zoo, even though they’d administered several ultrasounds over the past few months. Sadly, the cub’s mother is not nursing her, so the zoo’s staff has been bottle feeding her. Sumatran tigers are critically endangered and rarely born in captivity. This cub still doesn’t have a name.
GOLDEN-HEADED LION TAMARIN BABY
If you visit the Santa Ana Zoo in California, you’ll get to see this striking newborn golden-headed lion tamarin. These monkeys are extremely rare, found only on the Atlantic coast of Brazil, itself one of Earth’s most endangered ecosystems. Golden-headed lion tamarins have been listed as endangered since 1982.
PYGMY HIPPO CALF
The new Sumatran orangutan baby isn’t the only newborn endangered animal they’re celebrating at Gladys Porter Zoo. This adorable male pygmy hippo debuted at the zoo just last week. The hippo’s birth isn’t delightful just because he’s one of the cutest baby animals we’ve ever seen, but also because with fewer than 3,000 of the species remaining on Earth, every new birth is important.
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